Bucks vs. Pelicans - 3/12/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Orleans Pelicans (24-39) at Milwaukee Bucks (27-38)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Bradley Center)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks -3.5 -- Over/Under: 211 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN, FSWI
The New Orleans Pelicans and Milwaukee Bucks clash Saturday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
The New Orleans Pelicans could use a win after losing six of their last seven games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 102.7 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 105.8 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 24.3 points and 10.3 rebounds while Ryan Anderson is averaging 16.5 points and one assist. Jrue Holiday is dishing six assists and Norris Cole is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 78 percent from the free throw line. The Pelicans are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.4 rebounds per game. The New Orleans Pelicans have lost four straight road games.
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The Milwaukee Bucks look for consistency after splitting their last 14 games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 99.2 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 103.2 points on 45 percent shooting. Khris Middleton is averaging 18.5 points and four assists while Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 16.4 points and 7.6 rebounds. Greg Monroe is grabbing 9.5 rebounds and Jabari Parker is dishing 1.7 assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75.4 percent from the free throw line. The Bucks are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.1 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have won six of their last 10 home games.
The Pelicans are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games. The Bucks are 1-7-1 ATS in their last 9 vs. NBA Southwest and 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 vs. Western Conference. Pelicans are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Milwaukee and 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings overall.
The Bucks are well rested and are running into a Pelicans team that played yesterday and continues to fall apart. Milwaukee should have no problem winning this game and covering the reasonable number.