New Orleans Pelicans at Milwaukee Bucks - 2/25/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Milwaukee Bucks (19-13) vs New Orleans Pelicans (14-17)
Game Info: Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 9:30 pm (Fiserv Forum)
Betting Odds: Milwaukee Bucks -9 -- Over/Under: 240 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The New Orleans Pelicans and Milwaukee Bucks meet Thursday in NBA action at the Fiserv Forum.
The New Orleans Pelicans look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 114.8 points on 48.1 percent shooting and allowing 115.1 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Zion Williamson is averaging 25.1 points and 6.8 rebounds while Brandon Ingram is averaging 23.9 points and 5.3 rebounds. Lonzo Ball is the third double-digit scorer and Eric Bledsoe is dishing 3.6 assists. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 73.2 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 39.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.1 rebounds per game.
The Milwaukee Bucks look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 119.8 points on 48.8 percent shooting and allowing 112.1 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 28.6 points and 11.8 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 20.3 points and 5.7 assists. Jrue Holiday is the third double-digit scorer and Bobby Portis is grabbing 7.3 rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 39.6 percent from beyond the arc and 73.2 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 38.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.5 rebounds per game.
The Pelicans are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Bucks are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The over is 22-4 in Pelicans last 26 overall. The over is 10-4-1 in Bucks last 15 overall. The Pelicans are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Milwaukee.
The New Orleans Pelicans are on the end of a back to back, but they have shown signs of putting things together lately and they've been competitive in losses, losing by an average of 3.9 points in the underdog role. The Milwaukee Bucks have gotten back on track their last couple of games, but we can't ignore their recent struggles and the fact their defensive effort has been shaky at best. I want the points with the New Orleans Pelicans, a team that's shown recently it can hang around on the big stage.