The Bucks and Pacers will play each other for the fifth time this season with the Pacers holding the season series lead at 3-1. These teams have combined to score a ton of points when they play each other and that's why we have one of the largest over under totals in NBA history at 258.5. Let's get into our Bucks vs Pacers prediction and NBA Picks 1/3/24.
The Bucks, with a record of 24-9, have been performing strongly this season. They are ranked second in the league for points scored, averaging 124.6 points per game.
Giannis Antetokounmpo has been a standout performer against the Pacers, averaging an impressive 46.3 points and 13.5 rebounds per game in their matchups. The team also boasts the talents of Damian Lillard, who is contributing 25.5 points and 6.8 assists per game.
Despite their strong offense, the Bucks have shown some vulnerability on the road, with an 8-6 record compared to 16-3 at home.
The Pacers, holding an 18-14 record, have been on a roll, currently on a four-game winning streak. They have already secured three regular-season victories over the Bucks.
Tyrese Haliburton has been a key player for Indiana, leading the Eastern Conference with 24 double-doubles and averaging 24.6 points and 12.6 assists per game.
Indiana’s offense has been remarkable, leading the league in scoring with an average of 126.4 points per game. However, their defense ranks 28th in the league, which could be a concern against the high-scoring Bucks.
This game is expected to be a high-scoring affair, considering both teams’ offensive prowess. The Pacers have had the upper hand in their recent matchups against the Bucks, but Milwaukee's offensive strength cannot be underestimated.
With all respect to the offenses, 3 of the 4 head to head matchups have gone under the total that is set for tonight at 258.5 including their most recent game on Monday. Let's look for the under to hit again tonight with the public likely backing the over.
Bucks 124 Pacers 118