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Bucks at Pelicans - 1/23/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Milwaukee Bucks (19-25) at New Orleans Pelicans (15-27)

NBA Basketball: Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Smoothie King Center)

The Line: New Orleans Pelicans -5.5 -- Over/Under: 205.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSWI, FSN

The Milwaukee Bucks and New Orleans Pelicans meet Saturday night at the Smoothie King Center.

The Milwaukee Bucks look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 98.1 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 102.8 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Khris Middleton is averaging 17.6 points and 3.9 assists while Greg Monroe is averaging 15.8 points and 9.8 rebounds. Giannis Antetokounmpo is grabbing 7.2 rebounds and Michael Carter-Williams is dishing 5.6 assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 75.4 percent from the free throw line. The Bucks are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.7 turnovers per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have lost six of their last 10 road games.

Bucks at Pelicans - 1/23/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The New Orleans Pelicans look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 101.7 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 105.2 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 23.1 points and 10.4 rebounds while Ryan Anderson is averaging 16.8 points and 6.1 rebounds. Tyreke Evans is dishing 6.6 assists and Eric Gordon is dishing 2.1 assists. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 79.6 percent from the free throw line. The Pelicans are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 12.9 turnovers per game. The New Orleans Pelicans have won six of their last nine home games.

The Bucks are 10-2 ATS in their last 12 games playing on 0 days rest and 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Southwest. The Pelicans are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bucks are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in New Orleans and 2-7 ATS in the last 9 meetings overall.

The Pelicans are rested and playing an inconsistent Bucks team that continues to struggle on the road and just played yesterday. New Orleans is also a team that needs to win in order to get back in the playoff convo. I like the home team and reasonable chalk here. 

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New Orleans Pelicans -5.5

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