Bucks vs Pacers Game 6 NBA Preview (5/2/24): Odds, Lineups, Injuries & Stats

Written By Editorial Team on May 2, 2024
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The Milwaukee Bucks are set to play against the Indiana Pacers in Game 6 of the NBA Playoffs at 6:30 p.m. ET on Thursday. The game is scheduled to take place at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, airing on TNT. NBA odds feature a point spread of -8.5 in favor of the Pacers, with Bucks odds at +269 and Pacers odds at -340. The Over/Under is set at 214. Indiana leads the series 3-2.

Bucks vs. Pacers Game 6 odds

Tonight’s NBA game between the Bucks and the Pacers is generating interest among bettors, with sportsbooks offering various NBA betting odds. The consensus is the Pacers are the -8.5-point favorite, with the over/under at 214. These odds provide insights into how Ohio sportsbooks view the contest, highlighting the Pacers as favorites on their home court.

  • Bet365: Bucks +8.5, over/under 214.0
  • BetMGM: Bucks +8.5, over/under 214.5
  • Caesars: Bucks +8.5, over/under 214.0
  • BetRivers: Bucks +8.0, over/under 214.5

Odds are subject to change and may vary between sportsbooks for the Bucks vs Pacers.

Bucks vs Pacers projected starting lineups for Game 6

Bucks starting lineup tonight

  • PG: Damian Lillard (game-time decision)
  • SG: Malik Beasley
  • SF: Khris Middleton (game-time decision)
  • PF: Giannis Antetokounmpo (game-time decision)
  • C: Brook Lopez

Pacers starting lineup tonight

  • PG: Tyrese Haliburton (game-time decision)
  • SG: Andrew Nembhard
  • SF: Aaron Nesmith
  • PF: Pascal Siakam
  • C: Myles Turner

Projected lineups and injuries are pulled from Sportsdata.

Bucks vs Pacers injuries for tonight’s Game 6

Bucks: Giannis Antetokounmpo (PF) is doubtful with a calf injury, potentially impacting Bucks odds for tonight. Damian Lillard (PG) is also listed as doubtful due to an Achilles issue.

Pacers: Bennedict Mathurin (SG) is out with a shoulder injury. The bigger injury is Tyrese Haliburton (PG) being questionable with a back injury for tonight’s game.

Team stats and standings prior to Game 6

The Milwaukee Bucks and Indiana Pacers are set for their game tonight, with both teams showing strong performances this series and season. That includes a Pacers win in Game 3 over Milwaukee. Recent game stats highlight the competitive edge both teams bring to the court.

Milwaukee Bucks team stats & standings

The Bucks, with a record of 49-33, led the Central Division in the Eastern Conference. They stand out with a points-per-game average of 119.0 and allow 116.3 points per game against them. The Bucks odds for continuing their success rely on their 48.7 FG% and 37.3 3PT%. The Bucks’ last game showcased their offensive capabilities with a 113-point performance against the Pacers, supported by a 51.1 FG% and 36.4 3PT%.

  • Points per game: 119.0
  • Points allowed per game: 116.3
  • FG%: 48.7
  • 3PT%: 37.3
  • Assists per game: 26.5
  • Rebounds per game: 44.2

The Pacers, holding a record of 47-35, finished third in the same division. They boast higher points per game at 123.3 and a points-against average of 120.2, with a notable 50.7 FG% and 37.4 3PT%. The Pacers faced a challenge in their recent matchup with the Bucks, losing 115-92 on a 44.4 FG% and 31.6 3PT%.

  • Points per game: 123.3
  • Points allowed per game: 120.2
  • FG%: 50.7
  • 3PT%: 37.4
  • Assists per game: 30.8
  • Rebounds per game: 41.5

Player stats for Bucks vs. Pacers ahead of Game 6

With the Bucks and Pacers set to clash, NBA odds favor standout performances from several key players. Both teams boast talents that can significantly impact the game’s outcome, making this matchup a critical one for bettors and fans alike.

Bucks leaders ahead of tonight’s game

The Bucks have shown impressive stats, with Khris Middleton and Bobby Portis leading the charge in their recent game. Their contributions are pivotal for Bucks odds in the upcoming game.

  • Khris Middleton (SF): 29 PTS, 12 RBS, 5 ASTS
  • Bobby Portis (PF): 29 PTS, 10 RBS, 1 AST
  • Malik Beasley (SG): 18 PTS, 4 RBS
  • Patrick Beverley (PG): 13 PTS, 4 RBS, 12 ASTS
  • Brook Lopez (C): 12 PTS, 3 RBS

Season leaders for the Bucks have been instrumental in securing victories:

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (PF): 30.4 PPG, 11.5 RPG, 6.5 APG
  • Damian Lillard (PG): 24.3 PPG, 4.4 RPG, 7.0 APG
  • Khris Middleton (SF): 15.1 PPG, 4.7 RPG, 5.3 APG
  • Bobby Portis (PF): 13.8 PPG, 7.4 RPG, 1.3 APG
  • Brook Lopez (C): 12.5 PPG, 5.2 RPG, 1.6 APG

Pacers leaders ahead of tonight’s game

On the Pacers side, Tyrese Haliburton and Pascal Siakam are key contributors, crucial for Pacers odds in the looming matchup.

  • Tyrese Haliburton (PG): 16 PTS, 4 RBS, 6 ASTS
  • Myles Turner (C): 13 PTS, 5 RBS, 3 ASTS
  • Pascal Siakam (PF): 12 PTS, 4 RBS, 2 ASTS
  • Obi Toppin (PF): 12 PTS, 6 RBS, 4 ASTS
  • Andrew Nembhard (PG): 12 PTS, 3 RBS, 5 ASTS

Pacers season leaders have been showing consistent performance:

  • Pascal Siakam (PF): 21.7 PPG, 7.1 RPG, 4.3 APG
  • Tyrese Haliburton (PG): 20.1 PPG, 3.9 RPG, 10.9 APG
  • Myles Turner (C): 17.1 PPG, 6.9 RPG, 1.3 APG
  • Bennedict Mathurin (SG): 14.5 PPG, 4.0 RPG, 2.0 APG
  • Aaron Nesmith (SF): 12.2 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 1.5 APG
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