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Milwaukee @ Indiana

Current Records: Milwaukee 44-25; Indiana 33-36

What to Know

The Indiana Pacers have been on the wrong side of a one-way rivalry with the Milwaukee Bucks and are hoping to record their first win since Feb. 12 of last year. Indiana and Milwaukee will face off in a Central Division battle at 7 p.m. ET Thursday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. These two teams seek to continue their momentum from their previous wins.

The Pacers beat the Philadelphia 76ers 103-94 on Tuesday. It was another big night for Indiana's power forward Domantas Sabonis, who dropped a triple-double on 16 points, 15 dimes, and 13 rebounds. Sabonis now has nine triple-doubles this season.

Meanwhile, Milwaukee strolled past the Orlando Magic with points to spare on Tuesday, taking the game 114-102. Milwaukee's power forward Giannis Antetokounmpo did his thing and posted a double-double on 27 points and 12 boards in addition to five assists.

The Pacers are expected to lose this next one by 8.5. Their home court has been no bettor's paradise, as they've failed to beat the spread in 23 of their 34 home games.

Indiana suffered a grim 140-113 defeat to the Bucks in the teams' previous meeting in March. Maybe Indiana will have more luck at home instead of on the road? Watch the matchup and check back on CBS Sports for all the details.

How To Watch

  • When: Thursday at 7 p.m. ET
  • Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse -- Indianapolis, Indiana
  • TV: Bally Sports Midwest - Indiana
  • Follow: CBS Sports App

Odds

The Bucks are a big 8.5-point favorite against the Pacers, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as an 8.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -112

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Series History

Milwaukee have won 13 out of their last 22 games against Indiana.

  • Mar 22, 2021 - Milwaukee 140 vs. Indiana 113
  • Feb 03, 2021 - Milwaukee 130 vs. Indiana 110
  • Mar 04, 2020 - Milwaukee 119 vs. Indiana 100
  • Feb 12, 2020 - Indiana 118 vs. Milwaukee 111
  • Dec 22, 2019 - Milwaukee 117 vs. Indiana 89
  • Nov 16, 2019 - Milwaukee 102 vs. Indiana 83
  • Mar 07, 2019 - Milwaukee 117 vs. Indiana 98
  • Feb 13, 2019 - Milwaukee 106 vs. Indiana 97
  • Dec 12, 2018 - Indiana 113 vs. Milwaukee 97
  • Oct 19, 2018 - Milwaukee 118 vs. Indiana 101
  • Mar 05, 2018 - Indiana 92 vs. Milwaukee 89
  • Mar 02, 2018 - Indiana 103 vs. Milwaukee 96
  • Jan 08, 2018 - Indiana 109 vs. Milwaukee 96
  • Jan 03, 2018 - Milwaukee 122 vs. Indiana 101
  • Apr 06, 2017 - Indiana 104 vs. Milwaukee 89
  • Mar 10, 2017 - Milwaukee 99 vs. Indiana 85
  • Feb 11, 2017 - Milwaukee 116 vs. Indiana 100
  • Nov 03, 2016 - Milwaukee 125 vs. Indiana 107
  • Apr 13, 2016 - Indiana 97 vs. Milwaukee 92
  • Mar 02, 2016 - Indiana 104 vs. Milwaukee 99
  • Dec 31, 2015 - Milwaukee 120 vs. Indiana 116
  • Nov 21, 2015 - Indiana 123 vs. Milwaukee 86