Pacers vs Bucks Game 3 Prediction NBA Playoffs Picks 4/26

Pacers vs Bucks Game 3 Prediction NBA Playoffs Picks 4/26

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Gainbridge Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN; April 26, 2024, 2:30 p.m. EDT

 

Game Odds

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Time Spread Total ML
2:30 PM -5.5 (-120) u221.5 (-115) -220
- +5.5 (EVEN) o221.5 (-105) +190

 

Game Overview

The Milwaukee Bucks and the Indiana Pacers are tied 1-1 in the series as they head into Game 3 at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. With both teams eager to gain an advantage, this game promises to be intense and pivotal in shaping the rest of the series.

 

Team Statistics

Milwaukee Bucks

The Bucks have relied heavily on Giannis Antetokounmpo's scoring and rebounding throughout the season. However, with Giannis dealing with an injury, the Bucks will need other players to step up and fill the void.

Indiana Pacers

The Pacers have demonstrated their depth and resilience, particularly in Game 2 where they secured a convincing victory over the Bucks. With balanced scoring and solid defense, the Pacers pose a significant challenge to Milwaukee.

 

Injuries and Player Matchups

The Bucks face uncertainty regarding the availability of key players like Giannis Antetokounmpo, Chris Livingston, and Khris Middleton. On the other hand, the Pacers are relatively healthy and will look to capitalize on their advantage.

 

Recent Performances

Milwaukee Bucks

The Bucks suffered a setback in Game 2, failing to contain the Pacers' offensive onslaught. Without Giannis at full strength, the Bucks struggled to generate consistent scoring opportunities and defensive stops.

Indiana Pacers

The Pacers delivered a statement win in Game 2, showcasing their offensive firepower and defensive tenacity. Led by Tyrese Haliburton and Myles Turner, the Pacers dominated the game and will look to carry that momentum into Game 3.

 

Prediction

In Game 3, expect the Indiana Pacers to capitalize on their home-court advantage and secure a victory over the Milwaukee Bucks. With Giannis Antetokounmpo's status uncertain, the Bucks will struggle to contain the Pacers' balanced offense.

Tyrese Haliburton and Myles Turner will lead the charge for the Pacers, exploiting the absence of Giannis in the paint and creating scoring opportunities for their teammates. The Pacers' depth and defensive prowess will be the difference-maker in this game, allowing them to pull away in the second half and cover the spread.

Pick: Indiana Pacers -5.5

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