Free NBA Picks Today: Indiana Pacers vs Milwaukee Bucks 1/27/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Indiana Pacers vs Milwaukee Bucks 1/27/23
Fri 27th January 2023

The Milwaukee Bucks (31-17, 12-12 Away), one of the league’s top shooting defenses, travel to face the Indiana Pacers (24-26, 16-9 Home) on Friday. Milwaukee beat the Denver Nuggets 107-99 at Fiserv Forum on Wednesday. Giannis Antetokounmpo had a standout performance with 33 points and 14 rebounds.

The Bucks are third in the Eastern Conference. Indiana dropped their last game on Wednesday at Amway Center, falling to the Orlando Magic 126-120. Bennedict Mathurin tallied 26 points to top the scoresheet in defeat. With 22 points and 13 rebounds, Myles Turner also played a part.

The Pacers are the ninth seed in the Eastern Conference. This is the last meeting of the season between the teams. Milwaukee will be seeking a season sweep against Indiana after winning the only previous matchup 132-119 at Fiserv Forum on January 16, their ninth straight head-to-head victory.

Jrue Holiday led the Bucks with 35 points and 11 assists. Turner had 30 points in defeat. Antetokounmpo is averaging 31.0 points per game, fourth-highest in the league, to lead the Bucks in scoring this season. Antetokounmpo also has grabbed 12.0 rebounds per game, second-most in the league. Meanwhile, Holiday is dishing 7.3 assists.

Tyrese Haliburton (20.2 ppg), Buddy Hield (17.6), and Mathurin (17.6) have powered the Pacers’ offense. Haliburton also has distributed 10.2 assists per game, most in the league. Meanwhile, Turner has averaged 8.0 rebounds per game.

The Bucks are holding opponents to one of the worst FG% in the NBA, ranking fourth at 45.5%.The teams have split their last 10 meetings at Gainbridge Fieldhouse (5-5).

In the last 10 games, Milwaukee is 6-4 with an average margin of -0.1 (115.2-115.3). Indiana has gone 2-8 over the last 10, allowing 121.3 points per game on average while scoring only 113.1 (-8.2 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Pat Connaughton: 21.2 | 14.3 | +6.9
Points per game:
Jrue Holiday: 27.2 | 19.5 | +7.7
Rebounds per game:
Brook Lopez: 4.0 | 6.2 | -2.2


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
T.J. McConnell: 26.8 | 15.2 | +11.6
Jalen Smith: 10.7 | 16.5 | -5.8
Points per game:
Jalen Smith: 6.7 | 9.6 | -3.0
Rebounds per game:
Jalen Smith: 3.7 | 5.8 | -2.1
Assists per game:
T.J. McConnell: 8.4 | 5.0 | +3.4

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Milwaukee Bucks -6.5 (-110)

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