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2021 NBA Handicapping
(13-17) New Orleans Pelicans vs. Milwaukee Bucks (19-13)
Date: Thursday, February 25
Time: 9:30 PM EST
Venue: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, WI.
NBA Moneyline Odds: Pelicans +325 | Bucks -425
NBA Betting Odds: Bucks -9
NBA Betting Total: O/U 240
New Orleans Pelicans
The Pelicans are hosting Detroit on Wednesday night. Steven Adams is expected to return after missing the most recent win against Boston.
Pelicans fans have hope that comeback win leads to another against bottom-dwelling Detroit. This spot is a different story, though.
New Orleans just hasn’t been able to get things going this year. After four straight wins earlier this month, it lost three in a row, and has since gone 2–2.
Lack of leadership and an identity are to blame. Zion Williamson has more than just a few flashes of brilliance but he isn’t a complete player who can lead a team. The same can be said about Brandon Ingram.
The rest of the role players just don’t quite fit together to lift those two. The secondary cast is full of guys who have served well in prior positions but just don’t mesh the way New Orleans’ executives imagined.
So Milwaukee will be a big favorite, regardless of what happens to the Pelicans against Detroit on Wednesday.
The Bucks have won three in a row by double-digits against poor competition. It hung 139 on Minnesota Tuesday, led by 37 from Giannis Antetokounmpo.
The Greek Freak added eight assists. His brother, Thanasis, played 18:35, the most since his 20 full minutes in Milwaukee’s 47-point win over Miami in late-December.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Pelicans are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games as an underdog.
- Bucks are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games as a home favorite.
- Pelicans are 2-10-2 ATS in their last 14 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
- Bucks are 21-9 ATS in their last 30 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400.
- Over is 4-0 in Pelicans last 4 road games.
- Over is 7-1 in Bucks last 8 vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
Free New Orleans Pelicans vs. Milwaukee Bucks NBA Prediction: Bucks in the second half.
Milwaukee’s going to win this game but the run may not come until late.
The Pelicans often start games better than they finish them. That’s only more apt to be the case on the second night of a back-to-back.
So either wait for a halftime line or, even better, play the second half number before the game tips. The Bucks should be good to win the third and fourth quarters by double-digits.
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