The Bucks may have to wait before facing off against an old friend. Malcolm Brogdon is unlikely to play when the Bucks come into Indianapolis to take on the division rival Pacers. Indiana is incredibly banged up right now, as they are missing key players like Brogdon, Myles Turner, Jeremy Lamb, and Victor Oladipo.
Milwaukee has their second straight Central division matchup after defeating the Chicago Bulls on Thursday behind 38 points and 16 rebounds from Giannis Antetokounmpo. Indiana is on the second game of a back-to-back after dropping one last night to the Rockets 111-102.
The Bucks will have the rest advantage with the Pacers just arriving back in Indiana and they will certainly have the talent advantage especially with the mountain of injuries that Indiana is facing.
Milwaukee won the season series over Indiana last season 3 games to 1. This is the first meeting between the teams this season.
MIL: Bledsoe, DiVincenzo, Matthews, G. Antetokounmpo, B. Lopez
IND: A. Holiday, J. Holiday, Warren, Sampson, Sabonis
Injuries: No noted injuries for the Bucks besides Khris Middleton, Indiana will likely be missing Malcolm Brogdon, Jeremy Lamb, T.J. McConnell, Myles Turner, Victor Oladipo, and Goga Bitadze.
The spread: MIL -7.5
Time and TV: 6:00 PM CT on FS Wisconsin
Prediction: At full strength, Indiana is a team that could give Milwaukee some trouble. However, the Pacers are brutally beat up right now and shouldn’t be able to do much against Milwaukee. Expect the Bucks to win big. Bucks 124, Pacers 101