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2019 NBA Handicapping
(6-18) New Orleans Pelicans vs. Milwaukee Bucks (21-3)
Date: Wednesday, December 11th, 2019
Time: 9:30 PM EST
Venue: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Milwaukee -13.5
NBA Betting Total: 234.0
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This match-up will see the New Orleans Pelicans take on the Milwaukee Bucks. This is a game between two teams on opposite ends of the spectrum.
New Orleans Pelicans
The Pelicans had a ton of hype surrounding them with their first round draft pick as Zion Williamson. Unfortunately, Williamson suffered an injury before the season and is still not ready to go. New Orleans have now lost nine games in a row after their most recent loss to the Pistons. They were at least competitive in this game, losing 15-103.
Offense has not been a problem for this Pelicans team as they are averaging 112.8 points per game. This give them the 9th best offense in the league. Where they struggle is shooting the ball at a high level. They are only averaging 44.9% from the field, which is 20th in the NBA. However, as for three-point percentage, they shoot an average of 36.3%, which is ranked 11th.
Leading the way in scoring is Brandon Ingram, who averages 24.9 points per game. Behind him is Jrue Holiday, who averages 19.3 points per game. Other contributors include, JJ Redick, Josh Hart and Lonzo Ball.
Despite having a high scoring offense, their defense has been horrible. They are allowing 119.5 points per game, which ranks 29th in the NBA. Teams also shoot 47.3% from the field and 37.1% from the three-point line. Both these percentages rank in the bottom third of the league.
While this is unlikely to happen, the Pelicans only chance to win this game is to limit Giannis. If he goes off like he normally does, all I can say is good luck to New Orleans.
The Bucks are tied for the best record in the NBA and have the best record in the Eastern Conference by far. They come into this game having won 15 games in a row and are just playing unbelievably well.
It all starts with the Bucks offense, which is the best in the NBA. They are averaging 120.5 points per game. They are shooting 48.2% from the field, which is the second highest shooting percentage in the NBA. As for their three-point shooting, they are shooting 35.6%, which ranks 16th.
To no surprise, Giannis Antetokounmpo is the leader for the Bucks. He is averaging a double-double, with 30.9 points per game and 13.2 rebounds per game. The Bucks also have plenty of other talent around Giannis. Khris Middleton is averaging 17.5 points per game an Eric Bledsoe is averaging 14.6 points per game.
Defensively, the Bucks are also very solid. They allow 107.2 points per game, the 10th best scoring defense in the NBA.
Teams are only shooting 41.2% from the field against them, which ranks 1st in the NBA.
The key for the Bucks is to limit the Pelicans three-point shooting. They allow teams to shoot 36.5% from deep range, the 20th best in the league, so if they take this away from New Orleans, they will coast to their 16th straight win.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New Orleans’ last 7 games.
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Milwaukee’s last 7 games.
- The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Milwaukee’s last 17 games played in December.
Free New Orleans Pelicans vs. Milwaukee Bucks NBA Prediction:
There is absolutely no way I would step in front of Milwaukee right now, so I like the Bucks to get an easy win.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: UNDER 234
The total is set way too high in this game, and the Bucks are too good on the defensive side to allow this Pelicans team to keep it close. The Bucks are going to score plenty, but I still like for the under to be the play in this game.
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