Pacers vs. Bucks Predictions & Best Bets: Spread, Moneyline, Over/Under and Props | Game 1

Written By PlayPicks Staff on April 19, 2024

The Indiana Pacers are favored by 1 points heading into Game 1 of the opening round of the NBA Playoffs against the Milwaukee Bucks at Fiserv Forum on Sunday, tipping off at 7:00 PM ET on TNT. The over/under for the matchup is set at 230.5.

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Spread: Bucks (+1) to Cover

  • The model leans slightly toward betting on the Bucks in this one. The data favors them while DraftKings has the Pacers favored, but the difference between the two is only 2.3 points.
  • So far this year, Milwaukee has put together a 35-46-1 record against the spread.
  • The Bucks have covered the spread six times this year (6-9 ATS) when playing as at least 1-point underdogs.
  • So far this season, Indiana has compiled a 44-35-3 record against the spread.
  • The Pacers are 21-21-1 ATS this season when playing as at least 1-point favorites.

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Total: Over 230.5

  • The model projects a total (239.4 points) much higher than the one set by DraftKings for this game (230.5 points). Take the over.
  • Indiana’s games have had more than 230.5 points scored on 59 occasions this season.
  • Milwaukee’s games have finished with over 230.5 points scored 49 times this year.
  • In the Pacers’ 82 games this season, the combined scoring has gone over the point total 42 times.
  • The Bucks and their opponents have combined to go over the point total 41 out of 82 times this season.

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Moneyline Winner: Bucks (-105)

  • Prediction: Bucks 120, Pacers 119
  • Indiana has entered the game as favorites 44 times this season and won 27, or 61.4%, of those games.
  • Milwaukee has won in four, or 26.7%, of the 15 contests it has been named as the odds-on underdog this year.

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Tyrese Haliburton Points Prop: Over 20.5

  • Tyrese Haliburton posts 20.1 points, 3.9 rebounds and 10.9 assists per contest, shooting 47.7% from the field and 36.4% from downtown with 2.8 made 3-pointers per contest.
  • The 20.5-point over/under set for Haliburton on Sunday is 0.4 higher than his scoring average on the season.
  • Haliburton has had 71 chances to hit the over on a point prop this season and came through 29 times.
  • On offense, the Bucks are the fourth-best team in the NBA (119.0 points per game). Defensively, they are 21st (116.4 points allowed per game).

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All stats in this article refer to the 2023-24 regular season.

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