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Milwaukee Bucks vs. New Orleans Pelicans - 3/9/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New Orleans Pelicans (34-29) at Milwaukee Bucks (33-29)

NBA Basketball: Monday, March 9, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Bradley Center)

The Line: Milwaukee Bucks -2 -- Over/Under: 187.5 See the Latest Odds

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The New Orleans Pelicans look to stay in the playoff hunt when they battle the Milwaukee Bucks tonight.

The New Orleans Pelicans have won seven of their last nine and are coming off a 95-89 win over the Grizzlies. Tyreke Evans led the scoring with 26 points and seven assists, Anthony Davis added 23 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks while Eric Gordon had 16 points as the Pelicans rallied from 18 points down to beat the in-form Grizzlies and stay in the playoff hunt. Evans turned it on after halftime and led the Pelicans to a dominant 57-39 second half that lifted the Pelicans to 34-29 on the season, keeping them just half a game behind the Thunder who currently occupy the eighth and final spot in the Western standings.

Milwaukee Bucks vs. New Orleans Pelicans - 3/9/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Meanwhile, the Milwaukee Bucks will be breathing a little sigh of relief after snapping their four-game losing streak with a hard-fought 91-85 win over the Wizards on Saturday. Khris Middleton made six threes en route to a game-high 30 points while Michael Carter-Williams added 12 points and nine assists as the Bucks led by 12 points at the half and by as many as 15 points in the third quarter before having to hold off a late rally from the Wizards. With the win, Milwaukee improved to 33-29 overall which keeps them five games clear of the rest of the pack and just 2.5 games behind fifth-placed Washington.

In ATS trends, the Pelicans are 16-5 ATS in their last 21 games against a team with a winning record and 7-1 ATS in their last eight road games against a team with a winning home record, while the Bucks are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games overall and 1-7 ATS in their last eight games against the Western Conference.

Head to head, the Pelicans are 6-1 ATS in the last seven meetings overall and the underdog is 5-1 ATS in the last six meetings.

The Pelicans have clearly been the team in better form here, so getting them with the points seems like great value here. 

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New Orleans +2

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