The Milwaukee Bucks can sweep the Indiana Pacers in their regular-season series this coming Thursday. Will the Bucks go 3-0 against the Pacers? Or will Indiana buck the odds and score a home win over Giannis Antetokounmpo and company? Check out our preview of this game below.
Betting Preview for the Milwaukee Bucks vs Indiana Pacers NBA Regular Season Game on May 13, 2021
Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis
When: Thursday, May 13, 2021, 7:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: ESPN
Betting on the Milwaukee Bucks (-8.5)
Regular Season Record: 43-25
The Bucks are locks to make the playoffs, but they sure would like to win games just before the postseason as a warmup. Milwaukee, which lost to the San Antonio Spurs on the road, 146-125, is looking to get back to its winning ways when it faces the Orland Magic at home Tuesday before taking on the Pacers in the road Thursday. Prior to the loss to the Spurs, the Bucks had a five-game win streak going for them. That stretch includes two wins against the Brooklyn Nets and another against the Washington Wizards. The Bucks are averaging 123.6 points on 50.1 percent shooting from the field and 38.1 percent from long range in their last 10 games.
The Bucks, who are the highest-scoring team in the NBA this season with 120.0 points per game, are 3-0 against the spread in their last three meetings with the Pacers and 8-2 ATS in the last 10, dating back to 2018.
Betting on the Indiana Pacers (+8.5)
Regular Season Record: 32-26
The Pacers will meet the Philadelphia 76ers first Tuesday before taking on the Bucks for the third time this season on Thursday. As of this writing, the Pacers are coming off a 111-102 road win over the Cleveland Cavaliers, their second win in three games. Kelan Martin came out of nowhere to lead the Pacers in that game, scoring 25 points on 11-16 shooting from the field as a reserve. Meanwhile, Domantas Sabonis had 21 points and Caris LeVert added 20. The Pacers are hoping that Malcolm Brogdon could play soon, but the former Virginia Cavaliers guard is unlikely to return as he continues to nurse a hamstring injury that has kept him out of action this month, so far. Nevertheless, the Pacers are shooting well over the past several games. They averaged 123.3 points on a 50.3 field goal percentage in their last 10 games while nailing 39.5 percent of their shots from behind the arc.
The Pacers are 6-4 against the spread in their last 10 home games against Milwaukee.
The Bucks win, 125-116.
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