New Orleans Pelicans (32-26) at Milwaukee Bucks (33-25)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 3:00 pm (Bradley Center)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks -4 -- Over/Under: 222.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The New Orleans Pelicans and Milwaukee Bucks meet Sunday in NBA action at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
The New Orleans Pelicans look for another victory to build on their four-game winning streak. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 111.5 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 111.4 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 27.7 points and 10.9 rebounds while Jrue Holiday is averaging 18.8 points and 5.6 assists. E'Twaun Moore is the third double-digit scorer and Darius Miller is grabbing two rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 76.1 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.7 rebounds per game. The New Orleans Pelicans have won six of their last nine road games.
The Milwaukee Bucks look for another victory after winning six of their last eight games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 104.9 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 104.9 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 27.8 points and 10.1 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 20 points and 4.1 assists. Eric Bledsoe is the third double-digit scorer and Malcolm Brogdon is dishing 3.2 assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.3 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.5 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have won five of their last six home games.
The Pelicans are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 Sunday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Central. The Bucks are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 Sunday games, 2-8 ATS in their last 10 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. Western Conference. The Pelicans are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Milwaukee, 10-4 ATS in the last 14 meetings and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The New Orleans Pelicans have somehow been able to keep things afloat without Cousins, but you question just how long that can continue, as it's only so long they can ride Anthony Davis and ask him to do everything. The Milwaukee Bucks are putting together a nice little hot streak of their own, and they have the length and the defense to force other players on the Pelicans to beat them. Make life tougher for Davis, there's only so many options New Orleans can turn. I'll eat the reasonable number with the Bucks at home.