NBA Betting Picks - New Orleans Pelicans vs Milwaukee Bucks prediction, preview and picks

In Saturday’s interconference encounter on New Year’s Day, the New Orleans Pelicans (13-22) are taking on versus the Milwaukee Bucks (24-13) at Fiserv Forum. Will Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks extend their gaining streak to 6 video games? 

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New Orleans Pelicans vs. Milwaukee Bucks news

Heading into tonight’s unusual match, the Pelicans are 16-19 versus the spread in the 2021-22 NBA routine season, whereas the Bucks are 17-20 versus the spread. This video game will start at 6:30 p.m. ET. Just for a tip, the contest will air endure Bally Sports New Orleans, Bally Sports North, Bally Sports Wisconsin, Bally Sports Southeast, Bally Sports Sun, NBA League Pass, Bally Sports Southwest, and NBA TELEVISION. Per Land of Basketball’s database, these 2 groups have actually played one another just 42 times throughout the routine season. Overall, New Orleans is 28-14 versus Milwaukee.

On Dec. 17, 2021, the very first conference this season, the Pelicans beat them 116-112 in overtime at Smoothie King Center. Changing subjects, aside from Brook Lopez and Semi Ojeleye, the Bucks are healthy at the minute. Unfortunately, the very same cannot be stated for the Pelicans. New Orleans has 4 gamers in quarantine: Jonas Valanciunas, Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Naji Marshall and Jose Alvarado. The group is likewise still missing out on Zion Williamson. He has actually not played a single video game this season. Williamson is anticipated to return numerous weeks from now.

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Milwaukee Bucks wagering lines and chances

Sportsbook: BetOnline

Over/Under: 222

Point spread: Bucks -11 (-110)

Best moneyline: Pelicans +520, Bucks -700

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Milwaukee Bucks injury report

Pelicans: C Jonas Valanciunas (out) | SF Brandon Ingram (doubtful) | PF Josh Hart (possible) | SG Nickeil Alexander-Walker (possible) | PF Zion Williamson (out forever) | SF Didi Louzada (out next 25 video games) | PG Kira Lewis Jr. (out for the season) | SF Naji Marshall (doubtful) | PG Jose Alvarado (doubtful)

Bucks: C Brook Lopez (out forever) | PF Khris Middleton (out) | PF Semi Ojeleye (out)

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Milwaukee Bucks sneak peek

Moreover, on Tuesday, in the Pelicans’ 108-104 house win over the Cavaliers, forward Herb Jones led his group in scoring, installing 26 points in 36 minutes on the court. Guard Devonte’ Graham contributed 18 points, 5.0 rebounds and 5.0 helps in 33 minutes played, too. Center Jonas Valanciunas made another profession double-double, collecting 15 points, 10 rebounds and 2.0 helps in thirty minutes of action.

While Cleveland outscored New Orleans 40 to 34 from the secret, the Pelicans sank an overall of 16 three-pointers. They shot 36-for-80 (45%) from the flooring and 16-for-36 (44.4%) from behind the arc. Not to discuss, the group outscored the Cavs 28 to 19 in the 2nd quarter. Now, the Pelicans are 7-9 in the house, 6-13 away and 6-13 ATS on the roadway this season.

Referring to ESPN’s Basketball Power Index, the Bucks have a 60.7% possibility of winning. 

Likewise, in the Bucks’ 136-118 roadway win versus the Magic on Thursday, forward Giannis Antetokounmpo included another double-double to his profession overall, building up 33 points, 12 rebounds and 5.0 helps in 31 minutes played. Guard Jrue Holiday liquidated his efficiency with 25 points, 5.0 rebounds and 7.0 helps in 33 minutes invested in the court. In the 4th quarter, Milwaukee outscored Orlando 40 to 33.

Though, the Bucks uncharacteristically played dreadful on defense. They enabled 50 points in the paint. Nonetheless, the group out-rebounded Orlando 50 to 33. The Bucks shot 45-for-91 (49.5%) from the field and 13-for-33 (39.4%) from three-point variety. After getting their 12th roadway win of the season, the group is now 12-8 away, 12-5 in the house and 6-11 ATS in the house.

Projected beginning lineup

Pelicans: PG Devonte’ Graham | SG Garrett Temple | SF Herbert Jones | PF Gary Clark | C Jaxon Hayes

Bucks: PG Jrue Holiday | SG Grayson Allen | SF Pat Connaughton | PF Giannis Antetokounmpo | C Bobby Portis

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Milwaukee Bucks forecast

Anyways, the overall for this New Year’s Day contest is set at 222. Pertaining to the spread agreement, 61% of wagerers are encouraged the Bucks will cover the spread at Fiserv Forum. With regard to the point overall agreement, 69% of bettors are eagerly anticipating the possibility of the overall reviewing 222. Before this interconference match, New Orleans is 5-3 as a preferred, 8-19 as an underdog and 6-13 ATS away, while Milwaukee is 22-6 as a preferred, 2-7 as an underdog and 6-11 ATS in the house.

Moving on to wagering patterns, the Pelicans are 4-1 ATS in their previous 5 efficiencies. Also, they are 5-1 directly in their previous 6 contests. Next, New Orleans is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 head-to-head matches versus Milwaukee. And, the overall has actually reviewed in 4 of the Pelicans’ previous 5 roadway video games. Lastly, the group is 5-2 SU in their last 7 contests versus Central Division challengers.

On the opposite, the Bucks are 4-1 ATS in their previous 5 efficiencies. However, they are 3-16 ATS in their previous 19 video games versus Southwest Division challengers. Next, the overall has actually reviewed in 10 of their last 11 contests versus New Orleans. In short, consider the Bucks winning, however the Pelicans might cover the spread in the house. If you require support, do not hesitate to have a look at our handicap wagering guide.

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Milwaukee Bucks wagering choice

Pick the Bucks to win, the Pelicans will cover the spread and the overall will review 222. Milwaukee is a 11-point favorite at house with BetOnline.

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