Streaking Bucks take on skidding Pacers

Ruben Hill
February 14, 2020

Khris Middleton had 17 points in the setback. Middleton was also the leader for the Bucks in assists on the night with 8 while playing a total of 34 minutes against the Kings. Milwaukee is 46-7 on the season, 21-4 on the road, 31-22 against the spread and 26-26-1 with the over/under total.

Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo missed his second straight game Wednesday, just days after his girlfriend gave birth to the couple's first child.

Antetokounmpo will captain Team Giannis against a roster selected by LeBron James in the All-Star Game this weekend.

Malcolm Brogdon collected 17 points and 13 assists against his former team and Domantas Sabonis had 15 points and eight rebounds for the Pacers, who handed the Bucks their second loss in the last 16 contests. He is averaging 30 points, 13.5 rebounds and 5.8 assists. Sabonis was also the leading rebounder for the Pacers as he pulled in 10 boards, with 1 coming offensively. The Pacers now have a 31-23 win-loss record and are ranked 6th in the Eastern Conference standings. IN controlled the game from there. In all, six Pacers scored in double figures.

The Pacers are only averaging 109.6 points per game on offense this season, while shooting 47.7 percent from the field.

When the Bucks made it 90-86 with 8:18 to go, Brogdon found Lamb and T.J. Warren for back-to-back 3-pointers and closed out the 10-0 run by making two free throws and a 14-foot runner to give IN a 100-86 lead with 6:19 to go.

The Milwaukee Bucks have scored 119.8 points per game while allowing 107.3 points per game. Pacers have no player listed as questionable or out for the game. Milwaukee is 5-0 against the spread in their last 5 games. The Bucks have won the first two meetings of the season between these two teams by the scores of 102-83 and 117-89. IN is 1-5 against the spread in their last 6 games. The Bucks are without the Greek Freak tonight, but I still like them to be able to grab another win at home.

Oladipo went 5 of 7 from the field and 1 of 2 on 3s on Wednesday. The Bucks have covered the spread in all five wins as well.

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