Bucks vs Pacers Prediction NBA Picks Today 1/1

Bucks vs Pacers Prediction NBA Picks Today 1/1

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Indiana Pacers vs. Milwaukee Bucks Preview and Prediction - KingPin Pro

Milwaukee, WI; January 1, 2024, 6:00 p.m. CST

Spread: MIL -6.5
Over/Under: 258.5

Introduction

The Indiana Pacers (17-14) face the Milwaukee Bucks (24-8) at Fiserv Forum on January 1, 2024. This preview analyzes the matchup, recent performances, injuries, and a final prediction.

 

Team Analysis

Indiana Pacers

The Pacers, seventh in the Eastern Conference with a 17-14 record, have performed well against the Bucks this season, winning two out of three matchups. Tyrese Haliburton leads the team with 24.6 points per game.

Player Spotlight: Tyrese Haliburton

Tyrese Haliburton is a key player for the Pacers, contributing 24.6 points per game with impressive shooting percentages.

 

Milwaukee Bucks

The Bucks, second in the Eastern Conference with a 24-8 record, have been dominant at home (16-2). Giannis Antetokounmpo leads the team with 30.9 points per game.

Player Spotlight: Giannis Antetokounmpo

Giannis Antetokounmpo is a key player for the Bucks, dominating with 30.9 points per game and impressive shooting percentages.

 

Injuries

Bruce Brown of the Pacers is questionable for January 1, while the Bucks have no injured players.

 

Recent Performances

The Pacers are coming off a convincing 140-126 victory against the New York Knicks on December 30, 2023. In their most recent away game on December 28, 2023, they secured a solid 120-104 win against the Chicago Bulls. The Bucks are on a positive trend with a 119-111 victory against the Cleveland Cavaliers on December 29, 2023.

 

Prediction

Considering the Pacers' success against the Bucks this season and their recent strong performances, they are in a good position to cover the +6.5 points spread. The familiarity with the Bucks' playing style and their ability to compete make the Pacers a strong pick for this matchup.

Pick: Indiana Pacers +6.5

 

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