Pelicans vs. Bucks Prediction
The New Orleans Pelicans will take on the Milwaukee Bucks Wednesday night at 8:00 p.m. ET. With the number sitting in the low-230s, has the betting total been set too high by oddsmakers?
8:00 p.m. ET, Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Bucks are 8-point favorites to beat the Pelicans. The total, meanwhile, sits at 232 points and as of this writing, 57% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Pelicans to cover the point spread.
New Orleans Pelicans Fantasy Spin
Julius Randle (ankle) has been upgraded to doubtful for Wednesday's game against the Bucks. Alvin Gentry said on Tuesday morning that Randle wouldn't be available for Wednesday's game, so the doubtful tag seems like more of a formality. Nikola Mirotic (ankle) will likely be joining Randle on the sidelines tomorrow, which could allow Cheick Diallo to draw the start, and there will be more minutes available for Darius Miller and Solomon Hill.
Milwaukee Bucks Fantasy Spin
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 32 points with 12 rebounds, five assists, two blocks and six turnovers in Monday's win over Detroit. He finished 15-of-21 from the field and a perfect 2-of-2 from the line, shaking off some early foul trouble in the process. Giannis is coming off a 44-point game on Friday and already has 11 games with 30+ points to his name this season. Giannis' owners can look forward to deploying him three more times this week against the Pelicans, Celtics and Heat.
NBA Betting Trends
The Pelicans are just 4-9 against the spread in their last 13 road games but are 8-3 against the number in their last 11 games versus an opponent with a winning record.
The Bucks are 11-5-1 against the spread in their last 17 home games but are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games coming off one day of rest.
The over is 4-0 in the last four meetings between these two teams and 5-1 in the last six meetings in Milwaukee. That said, the under is 5-0 in the Pelicans’ last five games overall, is 4-0 in their last four road games and 6-0 in their last six games versus Eastern Conference foes. On the other side, the under is 7-0 in the Bucks’ last seven games overall and 4-0 in their last four home games.
Wednesday NBA Prediction: Pelicans/Bucks under 232