Pelicans vs. Bucks NBA Prediction
The Milwaukee Bucks are laying 9 points as a home favorite tonight in the second game of TNT’s NBA double header at 9:30 p.m. ET. Are the Bucks a strong play or is Zion and the Pelicans the better bet to cover as the road dog?
529 New Orleans Pelicans (+9) at 530 Milwaukee Bucks (-9); o/u 240.5
9:30 p.m. ET, Thursday, February 25, 2021
Venue: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, WI
New Orleans Pelicans DFS Spin
Lonzo Ball contributed 12 points, six rebounds, eight assists, two triples, three steals and two turnovers across 35 minutes in Wednesday's win over the Pistons. Ball did appear to tweak something in his right hand early in the game, and while he played through it, that was something that was giving him some trouble on Sunday as well, so it's worth monitoring. Eric Bledsoe, who was held to just eight points his last time out, finished Wednesday's win with 11 points (5-of-11 FG, 1-of-4 FT), three rebounds, two assists, two steals and one turnover in 33 minutes. If the hand issue forces Ball to miss a game, Bledsoe and Nickeil Alexander-Walker will benefit.
Milwaukee Bucks DFS Spin
Giannis Antetokounmpo dominated the Wolves on Tuesday in the Bucks' 139-112 win, finishing with 37 points, eight rebounds, eight assists, two steals and two blocks. In just 29 minutes of action, Giannis made 13-of-18 field goals and 10-of-13 free throws as Milwaukee crushed Minnesota by 27 points. He's now been to the line 37 times in his last two games, connecting on 78% of his attempts while doing most of his damage in the paint. The Greek Freak is headed to his fifth straight All-Star game in a week and a half which is no surprise with how dominant he is.
Pelicans vs. Bucks Betting Prediction
The over is 8-1 in the last nine meetings between these two teams and is 4-0 in the last four meetings in Milwaukee. The over is also 4-0 in the Pelicans’ last four road games, is 23-3 in their last 26 games overall and is 22-4 in their last 26 games after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game. On the other side, the over is 9-2-1 in the Bucks’ last 12 games when playing on one day of rest, is 10-31 in their last 14 games when their opponent allowed 100 points or more in its previous game and is 10-4-1 in their last 15 games overall.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: PELICANS/BUCKS OVER 240.5