The Milwaukee Bucks return home tonight at Fiserv Forum after a very successful West coast trip. They went 3-0 during their west Coast swing, defeating the Warriors, Kings, and Suns, respectively. Now 2.5 games ahead of the dreadful Boston Celtics, they return home tonight to battle an Indiana Pacers team that’s in the middle of a battling for a playoff spot. During the West coast trip, the Milwaukee Bucks also became the first team to not only clinch a playoff spot, but also to reach 50 wins this season.
Next stop: playoffs!! pic.twitter.com/PxG7MFcqpr
— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) March 15, 2023
The Milwaukee Bucks Are On Fire Lately
The Milwaukee Bucks are currently 2-0 on the season against the Indiana Pacers. They will look to take complete control of the season series before traveling to Gainbridge Fieldhouse on March 29th for the potential to sweep the season series. The Bucks, 8-2 over their last ten games, have been playing some exceptional basketball as of late. Giannis Antetokounmpo is playing MVP type basketball while averaging 32ppg, and shooting 54% from the field. While his offensive production hasn’t jumped out at you on paper, Jae Crowder has brought an addictive energy, and intensity on defense that was lacking before the trade deadline. Tonight, they’ll look to slow down a fairly poor offensive team in the Indiana Pacers.
The Indiana Pacers will be desperate
As it stands, the Indiana Pacers rank towards the bottom when it comes to offensive production. This mirrors their current record of 31-38 on the season. However, they do have some nice building blocks that seem to be coming along. Led by their first time All Star, Tyrese Haliburton, who’s averaging 21 ppg, on 49% shooting from the field, the Milwaukee Bucks will want to make sure they don’t let him find ahis groove early. As mentioned earlier, they are in the middle of the playoff picture. Winning a game on the road against the best team in the Association will be a task they will get up for, and hope to win.
Though the Pacers are fighting for playoff positioning, the Milwaukee Bucks will look to eta list their game plan early. Moral is extremely high after going undefeated on the West Coast trip, and they’ll look to capitalize by winning their first home game they’ve had in almost a week. Per ESPN Analytics, the Milwaukee Bucks have a 83% chance if victory, which they will cover. Speaking of cover, go ahead sand hammer the Bucks ML. FOR THE FRISKY FOLKS ONLY, hammer that -13.5, and the over of 236.5. You’re welcome.
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