Indiana Pacers vs Milwaukee Bucks 3/16/23 – On Thursday night, the Indiana Pacers take their road game against the Milwaukee Bucks to Fiserv Forum. On Monday night, the Pacers fell to the Detroit Pistons while the Bucks came up with a victory against the Phoenix Suns on the road. The Milwaukee Bucks are predicted to win this game by the top basketball betting sites.

Indiana Pacers vs Milwaukee Bucks 

Date & Time: Thursday, March 16, 2023 at 8:00 PM ET

Location: Fiserv Forum

Indiana Pacers vs Milwaukee Bucks Betting Odds


Moneyline: +780

Spread: +14.5 (-118) 

Total: TBD


Moneyline: -1250

Spread: -14.5 (-105)

Total: TBD

Indiana Pacers vs Milwaukee Bucks Analysis

On Monday night, Indiana Pacers suffered a crushing defeat to the Detroit Pistons – 117-97. Without Tyrese Haliburton, Bennedict Mathurin, T.J. McConnell and Myles Turner couldn’t overcome an early 31 point deficit as Detroit took control at halftime with a commanding 31 point advantage. Jordan Nwora contributed 20 points off the bench on an otherwise forgettable night for Indiana, which ultimately prevailed 121-115 at Little Caesars Arena two nights later on Saturday night. On the opening play-in point of the third quarter, Indiana cut their lead to 69-57 but Detroit responded with a 13-point run to take command by 25 points. At 31-38 on the year and 12th place in the Eastern Conference (one game behind Washington Wizards for play-in spot), things don’t look promising for Indiana without Tyrese Haliburton; fortunately he should be back after only missing one practice due to a bruise.

The Milwaukee Bucks became the first team in NBA history to reach 50 victories, clinching a playoff berth after defeating Phoenix Suns 116-104. Giannis Antetokounmpo led with 36 points while Brook Lopez added 21 for Milwaukee which has won 21 of 23 games during an incredible two month streak. Lopez shot 10 of 14 from the field and grabbed 10 rebounds as the Bucks finished with a 24-9 run – as they often do in late games. Grayson Allen sore foot, Goran Dragic sore knee, and Khris Middleton right knee injury management all missed the game. Jae Crowder returned to Phoenix for the first time since being included in the trade that brought Kevin Durant to Phoenix. There was a vast difference in free throw shooting between teams; Milwaukee shooting 37 while Phoenix only managed 16 attempts – leaving many feeling unsatisfied. Perhaps the whistle will not be as friendly in this game against Indiana.

Indiana Pacers vs Milwaukee Bucks Against the Spread

Indiana are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games. The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana’s last 5 games. Indiana are 7-13 SU in their last 20 games. Indiana are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against Milwaukee. Indiana are 0-10 SU in their last 10 games against Milwaukee.

Milwaukee are 18-2 SU in their last 20 games. The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee’s last 5 games against Indiana. Milwaukee are 12-1 SU in their last 13 games at home. Milwaukee are 9-0 SU in their last 9 games when playing at home against Indiana. Milwaukee are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Central Division division. 

Indiana Pacers vs Milwaukee Bucks Free Pick

After defeating the Phoenix Suns, the Milwaukee Bucks became the first team in NBA history to reach 50 victories and secure a playoff berth. Indiana had an uneventful game against Detroit but their star player is back, giving them a completely different look with Halliburton in their lineup. However, according to recent NBA betting tips, the Bucks are much stronger than their counterparts; thus they are favorites for this matchup.

Free Pick: Milwaukee Bucks -14.5 (-105)