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After six consecutive wins, the Milwaukee Bucks (12-8) have a chance to overtake the Chicago Bulls on Sunday as the leaders in the Central Division with a win over the Indiana Pacers (9-12). Since missing a game with a sore ankle on November 12 against Boston, Giannis Antetokounmpo has averaged 27.9 points 11.6 rebounds and six assists per game over his last seven starts. Pacers big man Domantas Sabonis in on a four-game double-double streak, and had 21 points with 11 rebounds in a win on Monday against the Bulls. Pacers forward TJ Warren (foot) is out, while Milwaukee will be without Brook Lopez (back) and Donte DiVincenzo (ankle).

Milwaukee is favored by two points in the latest Pacers vs. Bucks odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 217.5. Before entering any Bucks vs. Pacers picks, you'll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $9,000 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model enters Week 6 of the 2021-22 NBA season up over $1,200 on all top-rated NBA picks this season. It's also on a stunning 115-76 roll on top-rated NBA picks against the spread that dates back to last season. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Pacers vs. Bucks. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA betting lines for Bucks vs. Pacers:

  • Pacers vs. Bucks spread: Pacers +2
  • Pacers vs. Bucks over-under: 217.5 points
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What you need to know about the Pacers

The Pacers strolled past the Toronto Raptors on Friday, in a 114-97 victory. Sabonis had another big night, and posted a double-double on 23 points and 18 boards. Guard Malcolm Brogdon made just four of his 10 attempts from the field to come away with 11 points, which was his worst offensive performance of the season.

Brogdon has five starts in five games against Milwaukee, where he played for the first three years of his NBA career. In those games, he's averaged 13.6 points and 7.0 assists, but he's only made 25 percent of his three-point attempts. Brogdon has made just 34 percent of his three-pointers this season, his lowest tally since 2019-20, when he hit just 32.6 percent. He made just one of his five shots from beyond the arc against Toronto, and could be in for another tough shooting night against a Bucks defense that has kept opponents to just 32 percent from three-point land.

What you need to know about the Bucks

Milwaukee didn't have too much trouble with the Denver Nuggets on the road this past Friday in a 120-109 win. Antetokounmpo finished with a double-double on 24 points and 13 rebounds in addition to seven assists. Pat Connaughton had one of his best games of the season with a 20-point performance in 27 minutes off the bench.

Sunday's matchup is one between two of the better rebounding sides in the NBA. Over their last three games, nobody has pulled down rebounds at a higher clip than the Pacers, who have grabbed 63.7 per game during that stretch. For the season, the Bucks have been the league's second-best team on the glass overall, but are first in defensive rebounds with 37.6 per game. Where the Pacers get themselves into trouble is fouling opponents; their 20.6 fouls per game is third-most in the league, but Antetokounmpo has made just 67.5 percent of his FTAs this year.

How to make Bucks vs. Pacers picks

The model has simulated Pacers vs. Bucks 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning Over, and it's also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in well over 50 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

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