Bucks vs. Pelicans Spread Prediction
A potentially fatigued Milwaukee Bucks team wore down in the second half on Sunday night in San Antonio, losing by seven to the Spurs as a small road favorite. After a night off, will the Bucks rebound Tuesday night in New Orleans where they’ll visit the Pelicans at 8:00 p.m. ET?
8:00 p.m. ET, Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Bucks are 10.5-point favorites to beat the Pelicans. The total, meanwhile, sits at 236.5 points and as of this writing, 61% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Pelicans to cover the point spread.
Milwaukee Bucks Fantasy Spin
Giannis Antetokounmpo racked up 27 points, 13 rebounds, six assists, one block and one 3-pointer in a 121-114 road loss at San Antonio on Sunday. The Spurs game-planned for the MVP front runner and did a good job containing him tonight. "When he gets downhill we have to try to keep him out of the paint," Spurs center Jakob Poeltl said before the game. "That's how they really get going, by getting into the paint and kicking out to their three-point shooters. Yeah, It's going to have to be a team effort on Giannis for sure." He still racked up a terrific fantasy line, even if his team didn't get the victory, and continues to hover around top-five value in almost any format.
New Orleans Pelicans Fantasy Spin
Anthony Davis (back) returned to action on Sunday, finishing with 15 points, eight rebounds, four assists, one steal, four blocks and three 3s in 21 minutes. AD continues to be a beast even when only on the court for 20-ish minutes, and the Hawks obviously offered a very friendly matchup on Sunday. The four blocks were the most he's had in a game since early January. Davis has averaged 15.8 points, 8.0 rebounds, 1.8 steals, 3.0 blocks and 1.3 triples in his four games so far this month.
NBA Betting Trends
The Bucks have covered the spread in 10 of their previous 13 road games and are 13-6 against the number in their last 19 games overall.
The Pelicans are just 1-4 against the spread in their last five games versus the Eastern Conference but are 12-3-1 at the betting window in their last 16 games versus a team with a winning percentage above .600.
This is a lot of points to lay on with a road team, especially with the Bucks failing to cover the spread I six of their last eight games in New Orleans. Thus, I like the total. The over is 5-0 in the last five meetings between these two teams and is 4-1 in the last five meetings between these two teams in New Orleans. The over is also 4-1 in the Bucks’ last five road games and cashed in five of their previous seven games overall. Finally, the over is 5-0-1 in the Pelican’s last six games coming off a loss.
Tuesday NBA Prediction: Bucks/Pelicans over 236.5