New Orleans Pelicans vs. Milwaukee Bucks - 3/17/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Bucks (34-32) at New Orleans Pelicans (36-30)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Smoothie King Center)
The Line: New Orleans Pelicans -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Milwaukee Bucks travel to the Smoothie King Center to take on the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night.
The Milwaukee Bucks have lost nine of their last 12 overall and will be hoping to avoid a third straight loss after falling to the Grizzlies by 96-83 on Saturday. Giannis Antetokuonmpo led the scoring with 19 points, Khris Middleton added 17 points while Zaza Pachulia added 14 points but the Bucks just couldn't get into an offensive flow in the second and third quarters where they were outscored by 56-41. Milwaukee has now lost eight straight road games and could again be without Michael Carter-Williams who was a late scratch on Saturday as he struggled with a sore ankle.
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Meanwhile, the New Orleans Pelicans have won nine of their last 12 overall but will be bitterly disappointed with their latest effort, a 118-111 double overtime loss against the Nuggets on Sunday. Anthony Davis put up another monster stat line of 36 points, 14 rebounds, seven assists and nine blocks, while Tyreke Evans chipped in with 25 points and 10 assists, but the Pelicans could only muster a total of two points in the second overtime period. A win would have kept the Pelicans level with the Thunder who currently occupy the eighth spot in the Western Conference standings, but instead they drop to 36-30 and ninth place.
In ATS trends, the Bucks are 9-4-1 ATS in the last 14 games following a loss of more than 10 points and 5-13 ATS in their last 18 games overall, while the Pelicans are 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games following a loss and 17-4 ATS in their last 21 games against a team with a winning record.
Head to head, the Bucks are 1-7 ATS in the last eight meetings overall and 0-4 ATS in the last four meetings in New Orleans.
Looking at the form of both teams and the ATS trends, the Pelicans look like the pick in this one, but let's wait and see the line first.