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Pacers vs. Bucks NBA Odds & Picks: Smart Money Taking Road Dogs With Giannis Out

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  • Without Giannis Antetokounmpo, bettors aren't confident in the Bucks at home against the Pacers on Monday night.
  • Michael Walton details how much of the action is on Indiana at Fiserv Forum.

NBA Odds: Pacers vs. Bucks

Pacers Odds+10
Bucks Odds-10
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The Pacers take on the Bucks on Monday night as they look to get back into the top-eight in the Eastern Conference standings. Milwaukee has been on a hot streak as of late. The Bucks have won six straight games and 9 of their last 10.

Of course, things are changed greatly in this matchup by the fact that reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo is out with a knee issue. The Bucks dominated the first matchup with the Pacers, winning by 20 points and easily covering the nine-point spread.

With Antetokounmpo out, look for Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer to rely heavily on Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday to generate offense from the perimeter against a Pacers team that has Defensive Player of the Year candidate Myles Turner patrolling the paint.

With Antetokounmpo sidelined, one would expect Monday’s game to provide some serious value on the Pacers, and our latest PRO Report backs up that sentiment.

NBA Picks: Pacers vs. Bucks

Big Money

At the time of this writing, the 43% of bettors taking the Pacers have generated 69% of the money wagered on Monday’s Eastern Conference showdown.

PRO Systems

Monday’s Pacers-Bucks matchup fits into our NBA Tickets vs Money PRO System, which has a 55% win rate and an 8% Return On Investment (ROI) since 2015.

PRO Report Pick: Pacers +10

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