Free NBA Picks Today: Indiana Pacers vs Milwaukee Bucks 3/29/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Indiana Pacers vs Milwaukee Bucks 3/29/23
Wed 29th March 2023

The Milwaukee Bucks (54-21, 24-14 Away), the NBA’s top shooting defense, travel to face the Indiana Pacers (33-43, 19-18 Home) on Wednesday. Milwaukee topped the Detroit Pistons 126-117 at Little Caesars Arena on Monday. With 34 points and eight rebounds, Khris Middleton was a top performer.

The Bucks are 1.5 games ahead of the Boston Celtics atop the Eastern Conference, currently sitting in first. Indiana dropped their third in a row in blowout fashion on Monday at Gainbridge Fieldhouse, falling to the Dallas Mavericks 127-104. Bennedict Mathurin had 26 points in the losing effort to lead the team.

The Pacers are the 12th seed in the Eastern Conference. It’s the final meeting of the season between the teams. Indiana will be looking to level the season series after winning only one of the three prior games, including a 139-123 victory at Fiserv Forum on March 16.

Andrew Nembhard led the Pacers with 24 points, while Buddy Hield contributed 20 points and six assists. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 25 points in defeat. The Bucks have been led this season by Antetokounmpo, who is averaging 31.1 points per game, fifth-highest in the league. Antetokounmpo also has grabbed 11.7 rebounds per game, third-most in the league.

Meanwhile, Jrue Holiday is dishing 7.3 assists. Tyrese Haliburton and Myles Turner have powered the Pacers’ offense, averaging 20.7 and 18.0 points per game, respectively. Turner also has averaged 7.5 rebounds per game, while Haliburton has doled out 10.4 assists per game, most in the league.

The Bucks rank as the NBA’s toughest FG% defense, holding the opposition to 45.1%. The Bucks have found success in recent games at Gainbridge Fieldhouse, winning six of the last 10. Milwaukee is 7-3 in the last 10 games with an average margin of +5.8 (123.0-117.2).

For the season, the Bucks are averaging 116.8 points per game, compared to 112.4 for opponents. Indiana has gone 4-6 over the last 10, allowing 124.0 points per game on average while scoring only 116.8 (-7.2 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Khris Middleton: 34.5 | 24.9 | +9.6
Jrue Holiday: 20.8 | 31.1 | -10.4
Points per game:
Khris Middleton: 21.5 | 15.5 | +6.0
Jrue Holiday: 11.3 | 18.9 | -7.6


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Andrew Nembhard: 20.6 | 15.7 | +4.9
Points per game:
Aaron Nesmith: 6.2 | 9.8 | -3.6

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Milwaukee Bucks -11.5 (-110)

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