For the first time, the Milwaukee Bucks will host a regular season matchup in their new arena, the Fiserv Forum. Their lucky opponent will be the hungry Indiana Pacers. This matchup could possibly be an offensive shootout as both teams should have no problem putting points on the scoreboard.
The game is scheduled to start at 8:30 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on Fox Sports Wisconsin (in Bucks markets) and Fox Sports Indiana (in Pacers markets). If you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can still watch a live stream of the game (or DVR it) on your computer, phone, tablet or streaming device by signing up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
How to Watch Pacers vs Bucks Online if You’re in Market
Fox Sports Wisconsin (local markets) and Fox Sports Indiana (local markets) are included in the main Fubo bundle, which has 85 total channels and is tailored towards sports. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of Cloud DVR (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours), as well as a “72-Hour Lookback” feature, which allows you to watch games up to three days after they air even if you forgot to record them.
In addition to a Netflix-like on-demand streaming library, Hulu also offers a bundle of 50-plus live TV channels, including Fox Sports Wisconsin (local markets) and Fox Sports Indiana (local markets). You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch live, “Hulu with Live TV” comes with 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).
How to Watch Pacers vs Bucks Online if You’re Out of Market
If you live outside of the Pacers or Bucks area, all out-of-market, non-nationally televised games can be watched through NBA League Pass. You can sign up and watch through a number of different platforms:
You can sign up for either NBA League Pass, which lets you watch all out-of-market games, or NBA Team Pass, which lets you watch all of one team’s games if they’re out of market. Once signed up, you’ll be able to watch games on your computer via the NBA.com website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the NBA app.
If you have FuboTV or sign up for a new subscription, you can add NBA League Pass to your channel bundle. After signing up, you’ll be able to watch games on your computer via the Fubo website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Fubo app.
If you have Sling TV or sign up for a new subsription, you can add NBA League Pass or NBA Team Pass to your channel bundle. Once signed up, you’ll be able to watch games on your computer via the Sling website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Sling app.
The Bucks made a statement during their season-opener on Wednesday night, as they pulled off a tough one-point win on the road in Charlotte. The scoreboard won’t tell the entire story though. The Bucks are shaping up to be the real deal this year. Their matchup against the Pacers will tell you all you need to know to confirm that.
Heading into the regular season, everybody was getting behind the Giannis Antetokounmpo hype, as he became an early preseason favorite for MVP. Some NBA fans might’ve shrugged all of that off, but this guy is the real deal. He was two assists shy of a triple-double to start the season off and ended Wednesday nights game with the game-high of rebounds and points.
The Milwaukee crowd will surely have plenty to cheer about if Antetokounmpo brings that same energy into the home-opener on Friday. As we give a ton of credit to Antetokounmpo, understand that he isn’t the entire team. The Bucks are relatively decent, and everybody is getting their fair share of usage on the court.
As for the Pacers, they might not be the flashiest team, but they are gearing up to have another solid season in 2018. They started off the year with heavy rotation, and almost everybody on the roster got their hands on a fair share of minutes. And the best part about it? Pretty much everybody was productive.
The Pacers have a tough challenge on the road Friday night, but they are more than capable of taking down the Bucks. As the Pacers head into the matchup as underdogs, they will have to have a stout defensive night as the Bucks have moved the ball around reasonably well in their first game.
The key to the Pacers offensive success for Friday is their contributions off the bench. On Wednesday, their bench totaled for 58 points. Along with a strong night from their star Victor Oladipo, the Pacers bench can be the deciding factor for the Pacers putting up a good fight and pulling out a tough win on the road. The Bucks will surely have home court advantage, so it won’t be easy for Indiana.