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Tonight we have Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Round 1 between the Indiana Pacers and Milwaukee Bucks. Which team will take Game 1? Matt McCuen answers in his Indiana Pacers vs. Milwaukee Bucks prediction.
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Indiana Pacers vs. Milwaukee Bucks Prediction, Pick Against the Spread, and Latest Odds for Game 1

The Indiana Pacers and the Milwaukee Bucks will meet on Sunday afternoon for Game 1 of this opening series.

The Pacers enter the series feeling good about their chances to pull off the upset as the number six seed.

Indiana had a great regular season against the Bucks, winning four of the five matchups.

Pacers vs. Bucks Game 1 DATE, TIME, AND WHERE TO WATCH

  • Date: April 21, 2024
  • Start Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
  • Where to Watch: TNT

Pacers vs. Bucks Game 1 Odds

  • Spread: Pacers -1 (-108), Bucks +1 (-107)
  • Total Odds: O 231.5 (-110), U 231.5 (-108)
  • Moneyline Odds: Pacers (-115), Bucks (+100)

Indiana Pacers vs. Milwaukee Bucks Prediction

Today, this Pacers team will get a chance to face the Bucks without their star, Giannis Antetokounmpo.

The status of Giannis in this series remains up in the air.

The Pacers know they will need to make the most of the games without Giannis.

Tyrese Haliburton leads the Pacers with 20.1 points per game and 10.9 assists.

Pascal Siakam has been great since putting on a Pacers uniform. Siakam has added 21.3 points and 7.8 rebounds.

Myles Turner has averaged 17.1 points and a team-high 6.9 rebounds.

The Bucks roll into this game with a 49-33 record.

It has been a season filled with highs and lows for the Bucks.

Milwaukee struggled in the second half of the year.

The Bucks surprisingly fired former head coach Adrian Griffin and hired Doc Rivers.

The Bucks's record since hiring Rivers is 17-19.

Giannis leads the Bucks with 30.4 points per game and 11.5 rebounds.

Dame Lillard has averaged 24.3 points and a team-best 7.0 assists. Lillard will need to turn in a strong performance without Giannis.

Khris Middleton has added 15.1 points per game and 5.3 assists.

The Bucks offense has scored 119.0 points per game.

Indiana Pacers vs. Milwaukee Bucks Pick

We are getting a soft line on the Bucks this afternoon.

Despite Giannis being out of the lineup, this roster remains deep.

Dame can take over the game, and the Bucks have experienced role players who will step up.

Let’s stay hot on the hardwood tonight!

Pick: Milwaukee Bucks ML +100 Click here to see which sportsbook has the best odds

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Matt McCuen is a native of Delco, PA. He has been working in the sports gambling industry and creating content for the last few years. He is an expert in numerous different sports, including the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, and collegiate sports. You can follow Matt on Twitter at @DeadPresPicks.

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