The Milwaukee Bucks (-218) will host the New Orleans Pelicans (+179) at Fiserv Forum in a non-conference matchup. The Bucks (31-14) are currently favored by 6 points over the Pelicans (26-19).

This game is scheduled to tip-off at 8:00 ET and can be seen on BSW.

NEW ORLEANS PELICANS VS MILWAUKEE BUCKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Milwaukee Bucks -6

This game will be played at Fiserv Forum at 8:00 ET on Saturday, January 27th.

WHY BET THE MILWAUKEE BUCKS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 121-114 in favor of the Bucks.
  • Our projections have Giannis Antetokounmpo finishing with Giannis Antetokounmpo points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Bucks finishing with a field goal percentage of 49.0% and knocking down 16 threes.

Taking a Look at the Pelicans Chances on the Road

The Pelicans are 26-19 overall this season, which has them in 7th place in the Western Conference. In games against other Western Conference teams, they are 18-17 compared to 8-2 against the East.

New Orleans is 12-9 on the road this season, and their ATS road record is 11-10. As the underdog, they are 11-9 straight-up on the road and 12-8 ATS.

On average, the Pelicans’ games have scored 229.2 points per game, which is lower than today’s O/U line of 241.5. Their O/U record for the season is 22-23.

In their last game, the Pelicans lost to the Thunder by a score of 107-83. The O/U line for that game was 237.5, and New Orleans was getting 1.5 points as the underdog.

When it comes to scoring, the Pelicans are 13th in the league at 116.7 points per game. Interestingly, they have actually been a better offensive team on the road (117.4 PPG) compared to at home (116.1 PPG).

Overall, the Pelicans are 9th in field goal percentage at 48%. In terms of pace, they are 19th in the NBA at 98.3 possessions per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Pelicans are 5th in the league at 38%. However, they are just 23rd in three-point attempts per game (32.1).

So far this season, the Pelicans defense has been performing well, ranking 10th in the NBA at 112.4 points allowed per contest. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Pelicans defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 55.5% while allowing 34.3% from downtown.

Can the Bucks Pull Out the Win as Home Favorites?

In terms of their ATS record, the Bucks are 9-16 at home and 17-28 overall. At home, they are 20-5 straight-up and have an average scoring margin of +5.8 points per game.

As the favorite, the Bucks have a record of 31-12 and are 16-27 ATS as the favorite. Today, they are favored by 6 points and have gone 43-2 as the favorite this season. In these games, they have an average scoring margin of +5 points per game.

In the Eastern Conference standings, the Bucks are currently in 2nd place with a record of 31-14. Against other teams in the East, they are 24-12 and 7-2 in non-conference games.

Milwaukee’s last game was a 112-100 loss to the Cavaliers. The O/U line for that game was 238, and the Bucks were favored by 5.5 points going into the game. Their ATS record on the road is 8-12.

This season, the Bucks have an O/U record of 27-18. Their games have averaged 244.2 points per game, and today’s line is set at 241.5. Out of their 45 games, 23 have had lower O/U lines than today’s.

Heading into tonight’s game, the Bucks are one of the highest-scoring teams in the league, averaging 124 points per game (2nd). At home, they are scoring 125 points per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, Milwaukee is 5th in the NBA in made threes (14.1 per game). Overall, they are shooting 37% from beyond the arc.

So far, the Bucks have been one of the most aggressive teams in terms of getting to the free-throw line. They are 2nd in free-throw attempts (26.7 per game).

At present, the Bucks’ defense is ranked 24th, allowing 120.2 points per game. In the terms of takeaways, Bucks are causing 12.6 turnovers per game, ranking 13th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 11th in rejections, averaging 5.5 blocked shots each game.