Bucks vs. Pelicans Prediction
The Milwaukee Bucks hit the road to face the offensive-powered New Orleans Pelicans tonight at 7:30PM ET. Will Milwaukee be able to cover as a road favorite?
563 Milwaukee Bucks vs. 564 New Orleans Pelicans
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
7:30PM ET – Smoothie King Center
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, the Bucks are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -6.5 points against the Pelicans. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 245 points. The public betting currently has 84 percent going on the Bucks as the road favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Bucks grab another win
Milwaukee is coming off a 129-108 win at home over Phoenix on Sunday. The Bucks have won nine of their last 10 games. Milwaukee is 42-7 on the season, 19-4 on the road, 27-22 against the spread and 25-23-1 with the over.
The Bucks have the league’s top offense, as they are putting up 120 points per game while shooting 48.4 percent from the field. Defensively, Milwaukee is allowing 107.6 points per game while opponents shoot just 41.1 percent against them. George Hill remains out for Milwaukee due to a hamstring injury. Giannis Antetokounmpo is leading the team with 30 points, 13.1 rebounds and 5.8 assists per game. Khris Middleton is adding 20.4 points, 5.8 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game.
Pelicans fall in Houston
New Orleans had its three-game win streak end on Sunday in a 117-109 loss at Houston. The Pelicans are 20-30 on the season, 10-15 at home, 25-23-2 against the spread and 28-22 with the over.
The Pelicans are putting up 115.1 points per game on offense this year while shooting 45.8 percent from the field and 37.3 percent from the arc. Defensively, New Orleans is allowing 117.1 points per game while opponents shoot 46.3 percent against them. Brandon Ingram is leading the team with 24.9 points, 6.4 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game. Zion Williamson is adding 19.5 points and 8.2 rebounds per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Bucks are 10-1 against the spread in their last 11 Tuesday games and 6-2 ATS in their last eight games against a losing team.
The Pelicans are 8-2 against the spread in their last 10 home games and 9-2-1 ATS in their last 12 games as an underdog.
Milwaukee won the first meeting this season, 127-112 at home. The Bucks have an offense that is even better than the Pelicans. The difference between the two is defense. Milwaukee can get stops that New Orleans hasn’t been able to do consistently. The Pelicans have taken advantage of some bad defenses in recent weeks, but I think they will struggle to keep pace with the Bucks tonight.
NBA Prediction: Milwaukee Bucks -6.5