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Milwaukee Bucks vs. Indiana Pacers Prediction 4-21-24 picks

The Milwaukee Bucks host the Indiana Pacers in Game 1 on Sunday night at the Fiserv Forum. Here is a Pacers vs Bucks prediction.

Indiana Pacers

The Indiana Pacers had a bit of a streaky season to say the least, but they enter the playoffs with a lot of momentum after winning six of their last eight regular season games and a first-round matchup with the Bucks booked. Pascal Siakam was the big mid-season trader for the Pacers and he led the scoring with averages of 21.3 points, 7.8 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game, Tyrese Haliburton averaged 20.1 points and 10.9 assists per game, while Myles Turner averaged 17.1 points and 6.9 rebounds. per game. As a team, the Pacers averaged 123.3 points per game while shooting 50.7 percent from the field and 37.4 percent from the three-point line.

Milwaukee Bucks

Meanwhile, the Milwaukee Bucks could come into this series with low confidence, as they lost eight of their last 11 regular-season games and are still without their leader, Giannis Antetokounmpo, who is questionable for the series opener. Giannis Antetokounmpo led the team this season with averages of 30.4 points, 11.5 rebounds and 6.5 assists per game, Damian Lillard averaged 24.3 points and 7.0 assists per game, while Khris Middleton played 55 games and averaged Had 15.1 points and 5.3 assists per game. As a team, the Bucks scored 119.0 points per game while shooting 48.7 percent from the field and 37.3 percent from the three-point line.

Milwaukee Bucks team facts

  • The Bucks have won 18 of their last 19 home games against Central Division opponents after defeat.
  • The Bucks have failed to cover the spread in 10 of their last 11 games as underdogs against Central Division opponents.
  • Seven of the last eight nightly games between the Pacers and Bucks have gone OVER the total points mark.

Facts about the Indiana Pacers team

  • The Pacers have lost each of their last nine Eastern Conference first-round games after a win.
  • The Pacers have failed to cover the spread in each of their last eight Eastern Conference first-round games.
  • Seven of the Pacers’ last eight playoff games as a favorite have gone UNDER the total points mark.

Pacers vs Bucks prediction

The Pacers are still somewhat short and Bennedict Mathurin is still out, but that’s nothing compared to the Bucks, who will likely be without Antetokounmpo for the series opener. The Bucks have more than enough firepower to draw first blood in this series, even if Antetokounmpo is unable to adapt. The Pacers won the regular season 4-1, and they are clearly the team that is currently in better form. It wouldn’t be shocking if the Bucks get the win here, but I’m sticking with the better team right now, which is the more established Pacers.