The Milwaukee Bucks (32-17) host the New Orleans Pelicans (26-24) on January 29, 2023 at Fiserv Forum. The Bucks are strongly favored, by 11 points, in a matchup featuring two of the league’s best defensive teams. The over/under is 229.5 points for the matchup.
How to bet Bucks vs. Pelicans
Milwaukee Bucks vs. New Orleans Pelicans Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 11 points, with oddsmakers listing the Bucks as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Bucks have -614 odds to pick up the win, while the Pelicans are listed at +444 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 229.5 points.
Bucks vs. Pelicans Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Sunday, January 29, 2023
- Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: NBA
- Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- Arena: Fiserv Forum
Bucks vs. Pelicans Betting Trends
Against the spread, the Bucks are 26-20-3 this year. Milwaukee has been victorious in 28, or 75.7%, of the 37 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. Bucks games this year have hit the over on 24 of 50 set point totals.
The Pelicans are 24-26-0 against the spread this season. New Orleans has put together an 8-15 record in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 34.8% of those games). Pelicans games this year have gone over the total in 27 of 50 opportunities (54%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
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Bucks vs. Pelicans Injury Report
Pelicans: Dyson Daniels: Out (Ankle), Zion Williamson: Out (Hamstring), EJ Liddell: Out (Knee)
What you need to know about the Milwaukee Bucks
With 113.6 points per game on offense, Milwaukee ranks 18th in the NBA. At the other end, it cedes 111.9 points per contest, which ranks seventh in the league. The Bucks post 117.8 points per game when playing at home, compared to 109.6 points per game on the road, a difference of 8.2 points per contest. The Bucks have seen an increase in scoring recently, putting up 118.4 points per game in their last 10 contests, 4.8 points more than the 113.6 they’ve scored this season.
Milwaukee ranks top-five this season in three-point shooting, ranking fifth-best in the league with 14.2 three-pointers per game. Meanwhile, it ranks 16th with a 36% shooting percentage from beyond the arc. When it comes to shot breakdown, the Bucks have taken 55.9% two-pointers (accounting for 65.5% of the team’s baskets) and 44.1% three-pointers (34.5%).
What you need to know about the New Orleans Pelicans
At 115.1 points scored per game and 113.1 points allowed, New Orleans is 12th in the league on offense and 14th on defense. The Pelicans score 114.4 points per game at home, and 115.8 away. Over their previous 10 games, the Pelicans are scoring 107.2 points per contest, compared to their season average of 115.1.
At 11 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 35.6% from beyond the arc, New Orleans is 23rd and 19th in the NBA, respectively, in those categories. In 2022-23, the Pelicans have attempted 65.1% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 34.9% percent from beyond it. In terms of made shots, 73.9% of the Pelicans’ buckets have been 2-pointers, and 26.1% have been 3-pointers.
Our pick to win this matchup is the Bucks, and we project that Pelicans will cover the spread (Bucks -11). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 229.5 points.
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