Bucks vs Pelicans Predictions

January 28, 2021

Pick: Pelicans +8.5

This is going to be a phenomenal game to watch after the New Orleans Pelicans upset the Bucks in their first meeting of the season. These are two very good offenses and neither plays much defense. We are here to bring you well-researched Pelicans vs Bucks predictions for against the spread and over/under. Make sure to check them out above and below.

Milwaukee Bucks vs New Orleans Pelicans Betting Pick

The Pick: Pelicans +7.5

This game will take place at 9:30 PM ET in Fiserv Forum

Why bet the Pelicans:

✅ The Pelicans are coming of a victory over the Boston Celtics and are play the best basketball they’ve played this season. The Bucks on the other hand, are coming off three easy games and the Pelicans are the best team they’ve played in nearly two weeks. The Pelicans beat the Bucks in the first game of this season for a reason.

✅ Speaking about the first matchup of the season, the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Milwaukee Bucks 131-126. It was a high-scoring affair that ended with the Pelicans closing the door late. Brandon Ingram and Zion Williamson proved difficult to guard for the Bucks and that won’t change.

✅ The Pelicans are a surprisingly good offense, ranking top-10 in both FG% and 3PT%. This is a team that doesn’t waste many possesions and they turn it over just under league average. That’s better than it looks when you play at the PACE these guys play at. I like the Pelicans to keep this one close and I wouldn’t be surprised to them go 2-0 against the Bucks on the season.

Pelicans are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games as an underdog.

Bucks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest.

General Info about New Orleans Pelicans vs Milwaukee Bucks

Where do the Bucks play their home games?

The Bucks play their home games at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Where do the Pelicans play their home games?

The Pelicans play their home games at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, La.

Where can you watch Pelicans vs Bucks?

You can tune into this game on ESPN and on NBA League pass.

Where can you bet on Bucks vs Pelicans?

USsportsbonus.com recommends BetMGM Sportsbook to get the best odds and betting options on the Pelicans vs Bucks matchup.

Pelicans vs Bucks Predictions

New Orleans Pelicans vs Milwaukee Bucks has been played over three dozen, with the Pelicans having a significant edge on the historical split. The more recent years paint a far different picture however, as the Bucks have ascended to the elite of the league. The recent years Pelicans vs Bucks matchups have been significantly tilted in favor of the Milwaukee Bucks. Check the Pelicans vs Bucks predictions above for this game’s best betting pick.

Bucks vs Pelicans Against the Spread Predictions

Bucks vs Pelicans against the spread predictions refer to whether the Pelicans or Bucks win or lose by the necessary points to cover the spread. For a hypothetical line, we will use the Bucks -7.5.

This means a wager on the Bucks would require them to win by more than seven points to be considered a winner. A wager on the Pelicans, at +7.5, would require them to either win the game outright or to lose by fewer than eight points to be considered a winner.

Pelicans vs Bucks Over / Under Betting

Pelicans vs Bucks Over/Under betting is a way of wagering on the contest without being required to pick the winner of the game. Instead, these wagers are against a set total of combined points in the game. For a hypothetical example, we will use a total set at 229.5 points. Over/Under wagers on this contest would be betting over or under 229.5 combined points for the two teams.

There are multiple factors that go into Over/Under wagering, including pace (expected possessions per game), offensive efficiency and defensive efficiency. Knowing which teams play faster and slower, and which teams play with a higher and lower level of efficiency at each end of the floor.

Bucks vs Pelicans Moneyline Predictions

Money Line wagering on NBA is a fun way to bet on one team or the other, while taking the point spread out of play. Instead of laying or taking the points on the spread, you can lay odds on the favorite or take odds on the underdog to simply win the game outright. If you are looking to wager on a game, for instance the Bucks vs Pelicans Money Line predictions, but want to avoid the point spread, a Money Line wager is worth considering.

For an example of how a Money Line wager differs from an against the spread wager, we will use our Bucks -7.5 hypothetical example from above. Instead of the standard -110 odds on anagainst the spread play. The Bucks can be bet on to simply win outright while laying odds. The Pelicans can be bet on to win the game outright while getting odds.

In our hypothetical, we would expect to have to lay about -275 on the Bucks and expect to get about +225 on the Pelicans.

With the Pelicans having an edge on the all time series but the Bucks owning the more recent matchups. The history should not be an indictor of who to play in this matchup, although that is just one piece of the puzzle.

There are hours of research required for successful NBA predictions, and we are here to provide that for you, with a conclusion summed up and bottom lined.

Pelicans vs Bucks Odds

The NBA has the most fluid odds of all the major sports in the United States. Odds are often slow to be released and against the spread, over/under and money line odds all fluctuate, sometimes rapidly throughout the day leading up to tipoff. The Pelicans vs Bucks odds won’t draw a massive betting market from the general public. So just a handful of large wagers could move the line in one direction or the other.

Live Streaming Bucks vs Pelicans

There are currently no sports books in the United States that offer streaming of NBA games. This will almost certainly change in the future, but for now we have the usual suspects of paid streaming services that might have the game you are looking. For live streaming Bucks vs Pelicans you are limited to YouTubeTV, FuboTV and Hulu.

Jake Williams
Jake Williams is a sports gambling expert. He's been writing in the sports betting and DFS industry for over a decade. He specializes in MLB and NBA, along with College Basketball and College Football.