Bucks vs. Pacers NBA Game 3 Preview (4/26/24): Odds, Lineups, Injuries & Stats

Written By Editorial Team on April 26, 2024
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The Milwaukee Bucks are set to play against the Indiana Pacers on April 26, at 5:30 PM ET. The game will take place at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis and will air on ESPN. Key betting odds include a point spread of -6.0 in favor of the Pacers and an over/under of 222.5. This matchup is crucial for NBA bettors looking for insights into the game’s dynamics.

Bucks vs. Pacers pregame odds for Game 3

The NBA match between the Bucks and the Pacers is drawing attention from bettors, with sportsbooks providing relatively consistent NBA betting odds on the contest. DraftKings, FanDuel, Caesars, and BetMGM have all set lines that are crucial for those interested in NBA betting. The point spread and over/under totals are particularly noteworthy, offering insight into how Ohio sportsbooks expect this game to go.

  • Bet365: Bucks +6.0, over/under 222.5
  • BetMGM: Bucks +5.5, over/under 223.5
  • Caesars: Bucks +6.0, over/under 223.0
  • BetRivers: Bucks +6.0, over/under 223.5

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

Bucks projected starting lineup

  • PG: Damian Lillard
  • SG: Patrick Beverley
  • SF: Khris Middleton
  • PF: Giannis Antetokounmpo
  • C: Brook Lopez

Pacers projected starting lineup

  • PG: Tyrese Haliburton
  • 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 Game 3

Bucks: Giannis Antetokounmpo is doubtful due to a calf injury, potentially missing Game 3. Khris Middleton is questionable with an ankle issue. Chris Livingston is doubtful with an illness.

Pacers: Bennedict Mathurin is out with a shoulder injury.

Team stats & standings for Bucks vs. Pacers

Giannis Antetokounmpo’s absence continues, with Bobby Portis stepping up, averaging 14.5 points and 11.0 rebounds. Khris Middleton’s participation in Game 3 is uncertain after missing practice. This situation increases the offensive responsibilities of Damian Lillard and may result in Malik Beasley and Jae Crowder getting more playtime. The season stats for each team are below.

Milwaukee Bucks team standings & stats

The Milwaukee Bucks are currently third in the Eastern Conference with a record of 49-33, leading the Central Division. Their performance showcases a solid offensive and defensive balance, crucial for NBA betting considerations. The Bucks’ Game 2 loss to the Indiana Pacers ended in a 125-94 defeat, marking a two-game losing streak (L2). Season averages are pivotal for betting odds:

  • 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

Indiana Pacers team standings & stats

The Indiana Pacers hold the sixth spot in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 47-35, ranking third in the Central Division. Their offensive stats are impressive, a key factor for NBA odds. In their last outing against the Bucks, the Pacers secured a 125-94 victory. Their season statistics are essential for NBA betting analysis:

  • 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

With the upcoming game between the Bucks and Pacers, NBA bettors and fans are closely analyzing player performances. Key players from both teams have shown impressive stats in their recent matchups, likely impacting betting odds and game predictions.

Bucks leaders ahead of Friday’s game

Damian Lillard and Giannis Antetokounmpo have been pivotal for the Bucks, showcasing their ability to influence the game’s outcome significantly. Here are Milwaukee’s top performers from Tuesday’s Game 2 loss to the Pacers:

  • Damian Lillard (PG): 34 PTS, 4 RBS, 5 ASTS
  • Brook Lopez (C): 22 PTS, 1 RBS, 3 ASTS
  • Khris Middleton (SF): 15 PTS, 5 RBS, 6 ASTS
  • Bobby Portis (PF): 14 PTS, 11 RBS, 2 ASTS
  • Pat Connaughton (SG): 5 PTS, 7 RBS, 2 ASTS

Season stats highlight the Bucks’ offensive and defensive strengths:

  • 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 Friday’s game

Pascal Siakam and Tyrese Haliburton are the Pacers’ standout performers, crucial for their offensive strategies and defense tactics against the Bucks. Here are the top five performing Pacers from Tuesday’s win over Milwaukee:

  • Pascal Siakam (PF): 37 PTS, 11 RBS, 6 ASTS
  • Myles Turner (C): 22 PTS, 7 RBS, 6 ASTS
  • Andrew Nembhard (PG): 20 PTS, 4 RBS, 3 ASTS
  • Tyrese Haliburton (PG): 12 PTS, 4 RBS, 12 ASTS
  • Ben Sheppard (SF): 8 PTS, 3 RBS, 0 ASTS

Season stats for the Pacers show a balanced team effort:

  • 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
  • Aaron Nesmith (SF): 12.2 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 1.5 APG
  • T.J. McConnell (PG): 10.2 PPG, 2.7 RPG, 5.5 APG
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