A clear difference can be seen with the Pelicans compared to the start of the season. Zion Williamson has flipped the NBA betting script for a franchise that operated in anonymity. A team that fans, gamblers and TV execs avoided like the plague is now a national brand. Williamson missed the first three months of the season due to injury. However, the rookie has taken the NBA by storm since taking to the hardwood a couple of weeks ago. Williamson and New Orleans will get a stark reality test Tuesday. Specifically, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Milwaukee rate as elite.
Milwaukee Bucks vs. New Orleans Pelicans
|Date and Time:||Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 7:30 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Bucks vs. Pelicans TV Coverage:||TNT|
|NBA Betting Online Odds at SBG:||Click Here|
Milwaukee Bucks vs. New Orleans Pelicans Overview
New Orleans has an offshore betting record of 20-29 straight up, 25-22-2 vs. the line and 28-21 over the total. Late on the Pelicans have covered the NBA lines in seven of their last nine outings. Seven of their last 10 have gone over the total. Overall NBA metrics have New Orleans ranked sixth for scoring offense and 28th for points allowed.
By contrast, the Bucks are 41-7 straight up, 26-22 against the spread and 24-23 over the total. Milwaukee ranks first for scoring offense and ninth for points allowed. Giannis and the company have dropped four of their last six to the NBA odds. Four of their last seven have gone over the total.
Key Bucks: PF Giannis Antetokounmpo (30.0 PTS, 13.0 REB, 5.7 AST, 55.3 FGPCT, 31.8 3PPCT, 60.8 FTPCT), SF Khris Middleton (20.2 PTS, 5.8 REB, 4.0 AST, 50.6 FGPCT, 43.8 3PPCT, 89.8 FTPCT), PG Eric Bledsoe (15.5 PTS, 4.5 REB, 5.2 AST, 48.4 FGPCT, 34.7 3PPCT, 82.9 FTPCT)
Key Pelicans: SF Brandon Ingram (24.9 PTS, 6.3 REB, 4.3 AST, 47.0 FGPCT, 40.0 3PPCT, 85.9 FTPCT), SG Jrue Holiday (20,0 PTS, 4.8 REB, 44.5 FGPCT, 35.7 3PPCT, 72.3 FTPCT), SG Zion Williamson 19.2 PTS, 7.8 REB, 1.8 AST, 62.5 FGPCT, 66.7 3PPCT, 48.0 FTPCT)
Milwaukee and New Orleans Against the Spread
The Bucks are:
- 8-4 against the spread in their last 12 road games
- 3-5 under the total away from home
- 3-2-1 vs. the line at New Orleans
- 5-1 over the total in head to head away games with the Pelicans
- 5-4 on the board in their last nine games as a chalk
- 3-4-1 under the total when laying points
The Pelicans are:
- 8-2 against the spread in their last 10 home games
- 7-2-1 over the total at Smoothie King Center
- 8-1-1 in their last 10 matchups getting points
- 7-1-1 over the total as a dog
- 4-2 with the line head to head against Milwaukee
- 8-1 over the total against the Pelicans
Milwaukee Bucks vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Betting Picks
In this situation, we have the top team in the East against an aspiring rookie and franchise in the West. Milwaukee is one of the most appealing teams for NBA betting. Namely, Giannis makes the Bucks a perpetual favorite as reigning NBA MVP. While Zion makes the Pelicans future is promising their time is far away.
Bucks vs. Pelicans NBA Betting Pick: Milwaukee Bucks
Bucks vs. Pelicans NBA Betting Score Prediction: Bucks 110, Pelicans 95