Pacers vs Bucks Game 2 NBA Game Preview (4/23/24): Odds, Lineups, Injuries & Stats

Written By Editorial Team on April 23, 2024
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The Indiana Pacers are set to play against the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference playoff series at 8:30 p.m. ET today. The game will take place at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, airing on NBA TV. NBA odds feature a point spread of -1.0 in favor of the Bucks, with Pacers odds at -104 and Bucks odds at -117. The over/under is set at 222.5.

Pacers vs. Bucks pregame Game 2 odds for Tuesday night

The NBA betting odds for tonight’s Game 2 between the Pacers and the Bucks indicate a closely contested game. DraftKings, FanDuel, and other sportsbooks present similar lines, with minor differences in moneyline and point spread values. The point spread is set at -1.0 for the Bucks across most sportsbooks, reflecting the tight competition expected. The over/under varies slightly but hovers around 222.5 to 223.5, suggesting that the oddsmakers anticipate a high-scoring game. Pacers odds and Bucks odds are closely matched, making this game an interesting option for NBA bettors at Ohio sportsbooks.

  • Bet365: Bucks -1, over/under 223.5
  • BetMGM: Bucks -1.5, over/under 223.5
  • Caesars: Bucks -1, over/under 223
  • BetRivers: Bucks -1, over/under 222.5

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

Pacers vs Bucks projected starting lineups for Game 2

Indiana Pacers projected starting lineup for tonight

PG: Tyrese Haliburton
SG: Andrew Nembhard
SF: Aaron Nesmith
PF: Pascal Siakam
C: Myles Turner

Milwaukee Bucks projected starting lineup for tonight

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

Projected lineups and injuries are pulled from Sportsdata.

Pacers vs Bucks injuries for tonight’s Game 2

Pacers: Bennedict Mathurin, SG, is out with a shoulder injury since March 6. He’s the only Indiana player listed on tonight’s game’s injury report.

Bucks: Giannis Antetokounmpo, PF, is doubtful for tonight’s game due to a calf injury and is not expected to play. Milwaukee was able to overcome Antetokounmpo’s absence in Game 1.

Team standings and stats for tonight’s game

Indiana Pacers team stats and standings before Tuesday’s night Game 2

The Indiana Pacers finished the regular season with a record of 47-35, ranking them sixth in the Eastern Conference and third in the Central Division. The Pacers finished the regular season 7-3 in their last 10 games and will look to find that style of play in Game 2.

  • Points per game: 123.6
  • Points allowed per game: 120.2
  • FG%: 50.7
  • 3PT%: 37.4
  • Rebounds per game: 41.5
  • Assists per game: 30.8

Milwaukee Bucks team stats and standings before Tuesday night’s Game 2

The Milwaukee Bucks finished the regular season with a 49-33 record, leading the Central Division and ranking third in the Eastern Conference. In their last 10 games, the Bucks were 3-7 but got back to their style of play in Game 1 with the win over Indiana.

  • Points per game: 119.0
  • Points allowed per game: 116.4
  • FG%: 48.7
  • 3PT%: 37.3
  • Rebounds per game: 44.2
  • Assists per game: 26.5

Player stats ahead of Game 2 for Pacers vs. Bucks

As the Pacers and Bucks prepare for tonight’s Game 2, both teams boast players who could significantly impact the game’s outcome. NBA odds suggest a closely contested game. Pacers odds may lean on their high-scoring forwards and guards, while Bucks odds could be influenced by their all-around performers.

Indiana Pacers leaders ahead of tonight’s Game 2

Despite the Pacers’ loss against the Bucks in Game 1 on Sunday, it showcased impressive stats, particularly from Myles Turner and Pascal Siakam, indicating strong form as they head into the next game.

Pascal Siakam (PF): 36 PTS, 13 RBS, 2 ASTS
Myles Turner (C): 17 PTS, 8 RBS, 2 ASTS
T.J. McConnell (PG): 10 PTS, 2 RBS, 1 AST
Tyrese Haliburton (PG): 9 PTS, 7 RBS, 8 ASTS
Aaron Nesmith (SF): 7 PTS, 4 RBS, 3 ASTS

Season leaders for the Pacers show consistent performance, enhancing Pacers’ odds for the upcoming game:

Pascal Siakam (PF): 21.3 PPG, 7.8 RPG, 3.7 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
Benedict Mathurin (SG): 14.5 PPG, 4.0 RPG, 2.0 APG
Aaron Nesmith (SF): 12.2 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 1.5 APG

Milwaukee Bucks leaders ahead of tonight’s Game 2

The Bucks’ performance against the Pacers in Game 1 on Sunday highlighted key players like Bobby Portis and Khris Middleton, who are expected to lead their team in the upcoming game.

Damian Lillard (PG): 35 PTS, 6 RBS, 3 ASTS
Khris Middleton (SF): 23 PTS, 10 RBS, 4 ASTS
Bobby Portis (PF): 15 PTS, 11 RBS, 1 AST
Brook Lopez (C): 11 PTS, 4 RBS, 3 ASTS
Patrick Beverley (PG): 5 PTS, 7 RBS, 8 ASTS

Season stats for the Bucks also reflect strong contenders, potentially affecting Bucks odds positively:

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

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