New Orleans Pelicans vs. Milwaukee Bucks - 1/23/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Bucks (19-26) 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
The Milwaukee Bucks and the New Orleans Pelicans do battle at the Smoothie King Center tonight.
The Bucks have won four of their last six games but will be looking to bounce back after last night's 102-98 loss to the Rockets. Greg Monroe and Khris Middleton led the team with 21 points each while Giannis Antetokounmpo added 18 points as the Bucks fell behind by double digits before mounting a comeback that would fall just short. With the loss, Milwaukee falls to 19-26 on the season and 7-19 on the road.
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Meanwhile, the Pelicans have won four of their last five games and will be going for a third straight win tonight after blowing past the Pistons in a 115-99 win on Thursday. Anthony Davis dominated the game with 32 points on 13 of 23 shooting while Tyreke Evans added 22 points as the Pelicans poured in 72 points in the first half to cruise to an easy win and improve to 15-27 on the season and 10-9 at home.
In ATS trends, the Bucks are 5-1 ATS in their last six games overall and 10-2 ATS in their last 12 games playing on zero days rest, while the Pelicans are 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall and 6-2 ATS in their last eight games against a team with a losing record.
Head to head, the Bucks are 2-7 ATS in the last nine meetings overall and 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings in New Orleans.
Both teams enter this game in similar form but I'm giving the edge to the Pelicans who are really starting to turn their season around in the last two weeks.