The New Orleans Pelicans will be on the road Wednesday taking the court against the Bucks at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee. New Orleans will be looking to end a nasty losing streak following a 103-105 loss at home to the Detroit Pistons on Monday. The Bucks will be looking to extend their winning streak following a 110-101 win at home against the Orlando Magic their last time on the court.
The New Orleans Pelicans are now 6-18 following a 105-103 loss at home to the Detroit Pistons. Brandon Ingram was able to connect on 11 of 21 from the field to lead the Pelicans with 31 points. Both Jrue Holiday and Josh Hart passed the ball around for five assists while Kenrich Williams pulled down eight rebounds. New Orleans had four different players finish the game with at least 12 points.
The Pelicans have been good for an average of 112.8 points per game on the offensive end of the court while hitting 44.9 percent from the field. They have been able to pass the ball for an average of 24.5 assists per night while grabbing 44.3 rebounds. Defensively, they allow an average of 119.5 points per game to their opponents. New Orleans has been taking the ball away for 7.8 steals every time they are on the court to go along with 4.8 blocks. They will be looking to avoid a 10th straight loss.
The Milwaukee Bucks are now 21-3 following a 110-101 win at home against the Orlando Magic. Giannis Antetokounmpo knocked down 12 of 22 from the field to lead the Bucks with 32 points. Both he and Eric Bledsoe passed the ball for eight assists while Antetokounmpo pulled down a team-high 15 rebounds. Milwaukee had five different players finish the game with a double-digit scoring night.
The Bucks have been able to put the ball in the net for an average of 120.5 points per game this season while shooting 48.2 from the field. Milwaukee has passed the ball for an average of 25.9 assists per night with 51.9 rebounds. On the defensive end of the floor, Milwaukee gives up 107.2 points per night. The Bucks average 7.6 steals per game to go along with 6.1 blocks. They will be looking for a 16th consecutive win.
Milwaukee will take the court as 13 and a half point favorites with the total sitting at 234 on the game. The Bucks have been hot playing at home as of late. They score around eight more points per game than the Pelicans while holding opponents to 12 fewer points per night. They shoot a higher percentage from the field while pulling down seven more rebounds a game. I like Milwaukee covering the 13.5 points playing at home.
NBA Stats and Trends:
- New Orleans is 0-6 ATS in their previous six games.
- New Orleans is 1-5 ATS in their previous six games on the road.
- Milwaukee is 4-1 ATS in their previous five games.
- Milwaukee is 4-1 ATS in their previous five games vs. the Southwest division.