Milwaukee Bucks (11-6) at New Orleans Pelicans (6-10)
NBA Basketball: Friday, January 29, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Smoothie King Center)
The Line: New Orleans Pelicans +6 -- Over/Under: 229 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Milwaukee Bucks and New Orleans Pelicans meet Friday in NBA action at the Smoothie King Center.
The Milwaukee Bucks look for a win after winning six of their last eight games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 119.8 points on 48.7 percent shooting and allowing 110.8 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 26.8 points and 11 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 21.9 points and 5.8 assists. Jrue Holiday is the third double-digit scorer and Bobby Portis is dishing 1.1 assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 39.3 percent from beyond the arc and 73.2 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 38.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.5 rebounds per game.
The New Orleans Pelicans need a win after losing eight of their last 10 games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 109.2 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 111.1 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Zion Williamson is averaging 23.9 points and 7.5 rebounds while Brandon Ingram is averaging 23.9 points and 5.6 rebounds. Eric Bledsoe is the third double-digit scorer and Lonzo Ball is dishing 4.6 assists. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 71.3 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 37.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.9 rebounds per game.
The Bucks are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games following a ATS win. The Pelicans are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The under is 6-2 in Bucks last 8 overall. The over is 10-1 in Pelicans last 11 overall. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in New Orleans.
The Milwaukee Bucks are playing decent ball as of late and have a reputation for beating up on teams they're supposed to beat up on. The New Orleans Pelicans are better than their record indicates, but at some point they have to prove it, and right now they're in full struggle mode and lose by an average of 8.6 points in the underdog role. I'm still waiting for the Pels to get their act together. Until then, it's the Bucks and the chalk.