Bucks vs. Pacers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats and Best Bets for NBA Playoffs Game 2 – Tuesday, April 23, 2024

The Indiana Pacers are slight 1-point underdogs heading into Game 2 of the opening round of the NBA Playoffs against the Milwaukee Bucks at Fiserv Forum on Tuesday, tipping off at 8:30 PM ET on NBA. The Bucks are on top 1-0 in the series. The point total for the matchup is set at 223.5.

Bucks vs. Pacers Odds

  • Bucks odds to win: -115
  • Pacers odds to win: -105
  • Spread: Bucks (-1)
  • Total: 223.5
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    Game Time and Information

  • When: Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at 8:30 PM ET
  • Where: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • TV: NBA
  • Who Will Win Bucks vs. Pacers?

    Bucks and Pacers Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

    The Bucks are 29-37-1 against the spread when favored by 1 point or more this season.

    The Pacers have a 22-14-2 record against the spread in games they were an underdog by 1 point or more this season.

    The two teams average a combined 18.8 more points per game (242.3) than this matchup’s over/under of 223.5 points.

    Milwaukee and Indiana have seen its opponents average a combined 13.1 more points per game than the over/under of 223.5 set for this game.

    The average total for Bucks games this year is 11.8 more points than the total of 223.5 in this game.

    The average over/under for Indiana’s games this season is 20.0 more points than the point total of 223.5 for this outing.

    Milwaukee has a 35-46-1 record against the spread this season.

    The Pacers have gone 44-35-3 ATS this season.

    Bucks Stats & Insights

    The Bucks outscore opponents by 2.6 points per game (scoring 119.0 points per game to rank fourth in the league while giving up 116.4 per outing to rank 21st in the NBA) and have a +215 scoring differential overall.

    The Bucks grab 44.2 rebounds per game (eighth in the league) compared to the 44.0 of their opponents.

    Milwaukee knocks down 14.2 three-pointers per game (fifth-most in the league), 1.6 more than its opponents (12.6).

    The Bucks rank sixth in the league by averaging 119.1 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively are 19th in the NBA, allowing 116.5 points per 100 possessions.

    The Bucks have been better offensively at home, where they average 121.2 points per game, compared to road games, where they put up 116.7 per game. Defensively, they are better at home, where they concede 114.8 points per game, versus playing on the road, where they allow their opponents to average 118.0 per game.

    Pacers Stats & Insights

    The Pacers outscore opponents by 3.1 points per game (posting 123.3 points per game, first in league, and conceding 120.2 per contest, 27th in NBA) and have a +250 scoring differential.

    Indiana comes up short in the rebound battle by an average of 1.9 boards. It records 41.5 rebounds per game (28th in league) compared to its opponents’ 43.4.

    The Pacers make 13.2 three-pointers per game (10th in the league), 2.5 more than their opponents. They are shooting 37.4% from beyond the arc (ninth-best in NBA), and opponents are shooting 36.5%.

    The Pacers average 121.9 points per 100 possessions on offense (second in league), and give up 118.9 points per 100 possessions (24th in NBA).

    In 2023-24 Indiana is scoring 4.5 more points per game at home (125.5) than on the road (121.0).

    Bucks Key Players to Watch

    The Bucks get 30.4 points, 11.5 rebounds and 6.5 assists from Giannis Antetokounmpo.

    Damian Lillard contributes with 4.4 boards and 7.0 assists per game in addition to his 24.3 PPG scoring average.

    Malik Beasley makes more threes per game than any other (active) member of the Bucks, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 2.8 per contest.

    Antetokounmpo averages 1.2 steals per game, while Brook Lopez has 2.4 blocks per contest.

    Pacers Key Players to Watch

    Pascal Siakam is at the top of the Pacers scoring and rebounding leaderboards with 21.7 points per game and 7.1 rebounds per game to go with 4.3 assists per contest this season.

    Tyrese Haliburton’s per-game averages this season are 20.1 points, 10.9 assists and 3.9 rebounds.

    Haliburton averages 2.8 made threes per game.

    The Pacers’ defensive effort gets a lift from Haliburton (1.2 steals per game) and Myles Turner (1.9 blocks per game).

    Bucks vs. Pacers Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Bucks (- 1)
  • Pick OU:

    Over (223.5)

  • Prediction:
    Bucks 120 – Pacers 118
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