Start Time: January 08 2018, 7:05 PM
The Indiana Pacers got a boost from the return of leading scorer Victor Oladipo on Saturday as they managed to snap a five-game losing streak with a 125-86 rout of Chicago. Oladipo, who returned after missing four games with a sore right knee, contributed with 23 points on a stellar 9-of-11 shooting and also delivered nine assists and five steals.
I look for the Pacers to ride the momentum to another victory here when they host the Milwaukee Bucks Monday night. The Pacers will be seeking revenge for a 122-101 loss at Milwaukee last Wednesday and they’re 10-6 ATS in same season revenge spots this season. “We’re looking forward to it, definitely,” Oladipo said. “It’s going to be tough opponent, great team. We’re looking forward to the opportunity to go out and compete.”
The Bucks are coming off a 110-103 triumph at Washington on Saturday as Giannis Antetokounmpo logged 41 minutes on the second night of a back-to-back. Perhaps they’ll pay the price tonight and I expect Indiana to run away with this game against a fatigued Bucks team.
My free pick is on Indiana Pacers.
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