Indiana Pacers halts falling

Indiana Pacers halts falling

Indiana Pacers is hoping to finally end losing their matches by winning their match against the Milwaukee Bucks. They have been struggling recently, losing three matches in a row. These results does not help in their aim of a qualification in the playoffs. The Bucks on the other hand is looking to continue their dominance in the league. Unlike the Pacers, they won twice in their last three matches. However, despite playoff qualification, they are still looking for more wins to dominate the playoffs as well. The Pacers will be hosting this match on March 30, 2023, at 7:00 AM (GMT+8).

This will be the fourth and final meeting of these two teams in the regular season. From their three matches prior to this match, the visitors registered more wins than the hosts. They have won two of their last three games, while the hosts only have one win. These two teams are from the Eastern Conference, and the visitors are in a much safer place. In the standings, the hosts is still at the 12th spot, winning 33 of their 76 games. However, although they are two places behind the playoff spot, they remain optimistic of their chances. The visitors on the other hand are at the top of the East with 54 wins from their 75 games. Aside from clinching the playoffs, they were also able to secure their spot in the playoffs.

Indiana Pacers

NBA: Indiana Pacers
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Playing without Haliburton is a struggle for the Pacers, which is why they failed to seal a spot in the playoffs yet. They are actually doing well when the year started, but have failed to extend their good run. Their current results are slowly ending all their hopes of qualifying for the playoffs. This squad suffered a 127-104 loss against the Mavericks on their last meeting, their third successive loss. They have a field goal percentage of 46.7%, although it is not impressive, it is still a good record for them. Additionally, they were able to take care of their business in the charity stripe, shooting over 79.1%. They are the 12th offensively with 115.6 points per game, but 27th in defense, as they give up 118.7 points per game.

Key injuries are the main reason why the Pacers continuously drop their matches. Tyrese Haliburton, and Myles Turner, who leads the Pacers are either a doubt or unavailable in this match. Haliburton leads the Pacers with 20.7 points, 10.4 assists, and 1.4 steals remains to be out in this match, following his injury. Turner on the other hand leads with 7.5 rebounds, and 2.3 blocks is a doubt for this game.

Milwaukee Bucks

NBA: Milwaukee Bucks
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The Bucks is probably one of the best teams this season, because of how they showed dominance this season. This dominance is shown with the number of winning streaks they have consistently. Coming into this game, the Bucks have actually won four of their last five matches. On their last game, they had a 126-117 win against the Pistons, where they can gain confidence from, as they lost to their match before that win. Their field goals is actually quite impressive, shooting over 47.1% in the field. However, they failed to take care of their business on the free-throw line, shooting only 74.4%. Moreover, they are the eighth in offense with 116.8 points per game. Defensively, they are at the 10th as they are giving up over 112.4 points per game.

Giannis Antetokounmpo, who leads the scoring for the Bucks with 31.1 points per game is a doubt in this match. However, on their last match, having listed as a doubt, he did not played in that match. With that, Jrue Holiday who is their second leading scorer with 18.9 points per game is expected to lead the Bucks. Dragic, Ingles, and Middleton are doubtful as well, while Meyers Leonard, and Jae Crowder are still out.


Milwaukee Bucks
Total Under: 109.5
Odds: 0.93

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