Free NBA Picks Today: Milwaukee Bucks vs Indiana Pacers 3/16/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Milwaukee Bucks vs Indiana Pacers 3/16/23
Thu 16th March 2023

The Milwaukee Bucks (50-19, 28-6 Home), one of the NBA’s top shooting defenses, play host to the Indiana Pacers (31-38, 12-22 Away) on Thursday. Indiana was blown out by the Detroit Pistons 117-97 at Little Caesars Arena on Monday. Jordan Nwora led the way in defeat with 20 points. The Pacers are 12th in the Eastern Conference.

Milwaukee triumphed on Tuesday at Footprint Center, beating the Phoenix Suns 116-104. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 36 points, 11 rebounds, and eight assists to lead the team. The Bucks are first in the Eastern Conference, 2.5 games ahead of the Boston Celtics. The teams are meeting for the last time this season.

After winning both of the earlier season meetings against Indiana, the last of which was a 141-131 victory at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on January 27, their 10th straight head-to-head victory, Milwaukee will be aiming for a season sweep. Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 41 points, 12 rebounds, and six assists.

Myles Turner had 24 points in defeat. Tyrese Haliburton and Turner, averaging 20.8 and 18.0 points per game, respectively, are leading the Pacers in scoring this season. Turner also has grabbed 7.6 rebounds per game, while Haliburton has dished 10.4 assists per game, second-most in the league.

Antetokounmpo has been the primary provider for the Bucks on offense, averaging 31.5 points per game. He has the fourth-best scoring average in the NBA. Antetokounmpo also has pulled down 11.9 rebounds per game, second-most in the league.

Jrue Holiday has doled out 7.2 assists per game. Opponents are shooting 45.0% from the field against the Bucks, ranking as one of the NBA’s stingiest FG% defenses (2nd).The Pacers are winless in nine trips to Fiserv Forum.

In the last 10 games, Indiana is 6-4 with an average margin of -0.2 (121.9-122.1). For the season, the Pacers are averaging 115.5 points per game, compared to 117.9 for opponents.

Milwaukee has an 8-2 record over the last 10, scoring 122.5 points per game on average while allowing 115.5 (+7.0 margin). The Bucks are averaging 116.1 ppg for the full season while allowing 112.0.


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Tyrese Haliburton: 50.3 | 34.9 | +15.5
Bennedict Mathurin: 13.3 | 22.1 | -8.7
Points per game:
Tyrese Haliburton: 32.3 | 20.8 | +11.6
Bennedict Mathurin: 10.3 | 16.6 | -6.3
Rebounds per game:
Buddy Hield: 7.2 | 5.1 | +2.1
Myles Turner: 2.7 | 7.6 | -4.9
Assists per game:
Tyrese Haliburton: 15.3 | 10.4 | +4.9


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Khris Middleton: 33.5 | 23.4 | +10.1
Pat Connaughton: 9.6 | 13.9 | -4.3
Points per game:
Giannis Antetokounmpo: 41.0 | 31.5 | +9.5
Jrue Holiday: 13.0 | 19.4 | -6.4

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Milwaukee Bucks -13.5 (-110)

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