Milwaukee Bucks vs New Orleans Pelicans Prediction NBA Picks 3/28/24

New Orleans Pelicans (44-28) vs Milwaukee Bucks (46-26)

Game Info: Thursday, March 28, 2024 at 8:00 pm (Smoothie King Center)

Betting Odds: New Orleans Pelicans +2 -- Over/Under: 228.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Milwaukee Bucks and New Orleans Pelicans meet Thursday in NBA action at the Smoothie King Center. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Bucks vs Pelicans prediction.

Milwaukee Bucks Betting Preview

The Milwaukee Bucks recently lost to the Lakers, while beating the Nets and Thunder. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 120.6 points on 49 percent shooting and allowing 117 points on 47 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 30.6 points and 11.4 rebounds, while Damian Lillard is averaging 24.5 points and 4.4 rebounds. Khris Middleton is the third double-digit scorer and Bobby Portis is grabbing 7.3 rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and 77.4 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game.

New Orleans Pelicans Betting Preview

The New Orleans Pelicans recently beat the Heat and Pistons while losing to the Thunder. The Pelicans play the Celtics on Saturday after this game. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 115.7 points on 48.9 percent shooting and allowing 110.5 points on 46 percent shooting. Zion Williamson is averaging 22.7 points and 5.8 rebounds, while Brandon Ingram is averaging 20.9 points and 5.1 rebounds. CJ McCollum is the third double-digit scorer and Trey Murphy III is grabbing 4.5 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc and 76.8 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game. The Pelicans will face the Celtics after this game.

New Orleans Pelicans Player Facts

  • C.J. McCollum ranks 7th amongst qualified players for three-pointers made Per Game (3.4) this season.
  • Herb Jones ranks 10th amongst qualified players for 3P% (42.5%) this season.

Milwaukee Bucks Player Facts

  • Damian Lillard ranks 1st amongst qualified players for FT% (92.6%) this season.
  • Brook Lopez ranks 1st in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for Blocks Per Game (2.4) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Pelicans rank 1st in the league for opponent three-point percentage this season (34.5%).
  • The Pelicans rank 1st in the league for H1 opponent points per game this season (53.8).
  • The Bucks rank 1st in the league for Q4 points per game this season (30.0).
  • The Bucks rank 30th in the league for Q4 opponent points per game this season (29.4).

Bucks vs Pelicans prediction

The Bucks should be eager to rebound from hat tough loss to the Lakers, and they need to keep winning as they're still fighting to wrap up that second seed in the East. The Pelicans are still without Ingram, and they could be without Alvarado, who is questionable with a lower body injury. The Bucks have won 4 straight games against the Pelicans and 8 of the last 10 games overall. The Bucks beat the Pelicans 141-117 back in January. You're not going to get the Bucks and lines this soft often moving forward. Give me the Bucks and the small chalk.

Randy’s Pick Milwaukee Bucks -2

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