At 8:00 ET, the Milwaukee Bucks (-131) will travel to take on the New Orleans Pelicans (+110) in a non-conference matchup. The Bucks are favored by 2 points, and the over/under line is set at 223.5.

This game will be played at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, and you can watch it on NBA TV. Milwaukee comes into this game with a record of 46-26, which is good for 2nd in the Eastern Conference. The Pelicans are 5th in the West with a record of 44-28.


The Pick: Milwaukee Bucks -2

This game will be played at Smoothie King Center at 8:00 ET on Thursday, March 28th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 116-113 in favor of the Bucks.
  • Our projections have Giannis Antetokounmpo finishing with Giannis Antetokounmpo points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Bucks finishing with a field goal percentage of 49.5% and knocking down 16 threes.

Will the Bucks Find a Way to Win on the Road?

Today, the Bucks are favored by 2 points on the road against the Pelicans. This season, Milwaukee has been favored in 60 of their 72 games and have gone 43-17 in those games. As the favorite, they have an average scoring margin of +6.7 points per game.

Milwaukee’s ATS record for the season is 32-40, including a road ATS record of 15-20. As the favorite, they are 27-33 ATS and have failed to cover the spread in their last two games as the underdog.

In their most recent game, the Bucks lost to the Lakers by a score of 128-124. The O/U line for that game was 234 points, and Milwaukee was favored by 9.5 points going into the game.

This season, the Bucks have an O/U record of 36-36, and their games have averaged 237.6 points per game. In comparison, today’s O/U line is set at 223.5.

Overall, the Bucks are 46-26 this season, which is good for 2nd place in the Eastern Conference. Against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 31-14 and 10-7 in their division.

Heading into the game, the Bucks are one of the top-scoring teams in the league, averaging 120.6 points per game (3rd). In terms of their scoring on the road, they are averaging 118.2 points per game (4th).

When it comes to their pace of play, the Bucks are 5th in the NBA at 100.5 possessions per game. In terms of their field goal percentage, they are 7th in the league at 49%.

So far this season, the Bucks have been one of the top teams in terms of getting to the free-throw line, averaging 24.5 attempts per game (2nd). In terms of three-point shooting, they are 7th in the league at 37%.

The Bucks’ defense is presently ranked 22nd in the league, allowing an average of 117.0 points per contest. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Bucks squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 54.0% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 35.7% from downtown.

Can New Orleans Pull Off a Home Win?

Overall, the Pelicans have an O/U record of 31-41-0 this season, and their games have averaged a combined scoring total of 226.2 points. Today’s O/U line is set at 223.5, and 48 of their games have had higher O/U lines than that.

In their last game against the Thunder, the two teams combined for 231 points, which was well above the O/U line of 223. The Pelicans lost the game by a score of 119-112.

New Orleans is 14-13 as the underdog this season, and they are currently 0-2 ATS as the underdog. As the underdog, they have a scoring differential of 0 points per game.

The Pelicans are 5th in the Western Conference with a record of 44-28. In their last 10 games, they are 6-4, and they are coming off a loss to the Thunder.

This season, the Pelicans have an ATS record of 39-32, including a mark of 19-15 at home. Their current ATS losing streak is at two games.

At home this season, the Pelicans are averaging 116.5 points per game, which is 14th in the NBA. Overall, they are 13th in scoring at 115.7 points per game. When it comes to pace, New Orleans is 18th in the league at 97.5 possessions per game.

In terms of field goal percentage, the Pelicans are 8th in the league at 48%. They have been especially efficient inside the arc, making 55% of their two-point attempts, which is 12th in the NBA. From three-point range, New Orleans is 8th in three-point percentage at 38%.

When it comes to free throws, the Pelicans are 8th in attempts at 23.1 per game. In terms of offensive rebounds, New Orleans is 16th in the league. In terms of assists, the Pelicans are 11th in the NBA at 27.1 per game.

Currently, the Pelicans’ defense holds the 8th rank in the NBA, allowing 110.5 points per game. In the terms of takeaways, Pelicans are causing 12.5 turnovers per game, ranking 15th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 18th in rejections, averaging 4.8 blocked shots each game.