A first-round 2024 NBA playoff series has the No. 3 seed Milwaukee Bucks hosting the No. 6 seed Indiana Pacers for Game 2 on Tuesday. The Bucks defended home court and defeated the Indiana Pacers 109-94 in Game 1. During the regular season, Indiana won the series over the Bucks 4-1. The Pacers led the NBA in scoring (123.3), while, Milwaukee was in the fourth spot (119). Giannis Antetokounmpo (calf) is listed as out for this contest.

Tip-off is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. ET at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee. The Bucks are 1.5-point favorites in the latest Pacers vs. Bucks odds, per SportsLine consensus. The over/under for total points is 223.5. Before making any Bucks vs. Pacers picks, you'll want to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from the proven computer model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past five-plus seasons. The model enters the second week of the 2024 NBA playoffs on a sizzling 90-58 roll on all top-rated NBA picks this season, returning more than $2,800. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Bucks vs. Pacers and just locked in its picks and NBA playoff predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Pacers vs. Bucks:

  • Pacers vs. Bucks spread: Milwaukee -1.5
  • Pacers vs. Bucks over/under: 223.5 points
  • Pacers vs. Bucks money line: Indiana -102, Milwaukee -117
  • IND: The Indiana Pacers have hit the Game Total Under in 23 of their last 31 away games
  • MIL: The Milwaukee Bucks have hit the Team Total Under in 35 of their last 57 games
  • Pacers vs. Bucks picks: See picks at SportsLine

Why the Bucks can cover

Forward Bobby Portis is an energetic playmaker who likes to shoot jumpers to space the floor but will put his head down and play bully ball if needed. The Arkansas product averaged 13.8 points and 7.4 rebounds per game in the regular season. In Game 1, Portis finished with a double-double of 15 points and 11 boards.

Center Brook Lopez has adapted his game to today's NBA play style. Lopez can shoot from well beyond the arc with consistency while being a shot-blocker in the lane. He averaged 12.5 points, 5.2 rebounds, and made 36% of his 3-pointers in 2023-24. Lopez was also third in the NBA in blocks (2.4) in the regular season. In Saturday's Game 1, he had 11 points, four boards, three assists and three blocks. See which team to pick here

Why the Pacers can cover

Guard Tyrese Haliburton is a top-notch playmaker who scans the opposing defense with ease and will find ways to create good shot attempts. He led the NBA in assists (10.9) with 20.1 points per contest during the regular season. Haliburton has recorded a double-double in five of the last seven games.

Forward Pascal Siakam is a lengthy and light-footed presence on the court. Siakam makes it tough to stop when he's attacking downhill but has a soft touch around the basket. Additionally, the New Mexico State product will play relentless defense on any player in the frontcourt. In the Game 1 loss to the Bucks, Siakam tallied 36 points, 13 boards, and two blocks. See which team to pick here

How to make Pacers vs. Bucks picks

SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 230 points. The model also says one side hits in well over 50% of simulations. You can only get the model's pick at SportsLine

So who wins Bucks vs. Pacers, and which side hits in well over 50% of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that has returned more than $2,800 on its NBA picks this season, and find out.