The 2023-24 NBA season continues to roll right along, and there is a big showdown in the Eastern Conference on Wednesday night. For the second straight game it is going to be the Milwaukee Bucks facing off against the Indiana Pacers.
The Milwaukee Bucks are coming into this game with an overall record of 24-9 on the year, but they have gone just 2-2 in their last four games. Milwaukee has also had a tough time beating Indiana this year as they have gone just 1-3 against their division rivals.
Indiana is coming into this game with an overall record of 18-14, but they are solidly in the playoff race in the Eastern Conference. The Pacers are coming into this game with some momentum as they have won four straight games.
The Milwaukee Bucks are 3.5-point betting favorites over the Indiana Pacers in this game on Wednesday night.
Bucks Have Two Superstars
The Milwaukee Bucks not only have a great supporting cast, but there are two superstars leading the way for this team. Giannis Antetokounmpo is leading the way with 30 points per game, but Damian Lillard has also been playing great basketball.
The Pacers have had a tough time stopping Antetokounmpo this season, and he should be able to dominate the paint in this game. Milwaukee is going to have to shoot the ball well in this game as it’s not easy to keep pace with Indiana.
Getting stops has not been easy against Indiana this season, but look for the Bucks to throw some extra defenders at Tyrese Haliburton.
Pacers Are Hard to Stop
The Indiana Pacers are coming into Wednesday night averaging 126.4 points per game, and this team just continues to light up the scoreboard. Indiana is always looking to shoot the ball from deep, but they can also get into the paint and attack.
Tyrese Haliburton is putting up massive stats this season for the Pacers as he is averaging 24.7 points and 12.7 assists per season. The Pacers are always looking to run with Haliburton, and he has been making some great decisions all season long.
Indiana is going to have to be a better defensive team if they are going to find a way to make a deep playoff run this season.
Bucks Get Revenge on Pacers
This is already the fifth game of the season between the Bucks and the Pacers, and every game tends to play out differently. Indiana has proven to be great on offense all season long, but they will get slowed down in this game.
Milwaukee has simply grown tired of losing to the Indiana Pacers, and they are going to be extremely aggressive in this game. The Bucks are not only going to have a big game on offense, but they will also take control of this game on defense.
Bet the Milwaukee Bucks -3.5 as they are going to get some revenge on the Indiana Pacers by winning this game by double-figures.