Bucks vs Pelicans Predictions
29 January 2021
Last updated: 24 February 2021 at 3:58 am
The Bucks vs Pelicans is an inter-conference tilt between a still elite Milwaukee Bucks team and a New Orleans Pelicans team that is still just middling at best, but certain to be ascending in the future.
Pelicans vs Bucks has been played just a few dozen times, with the Pelicans holding a significant historical edge. However, the edge shifts from the Pelicans to the Bucks in recent years. You will find the best NBA picks for Orleans Pelicans vs Milwaukee Bucks below.
Milwaukee Bucks vs New Orleans Pelicans Betting Pick
Friday Night at 7:30PM EST at The Smoothie King Center
The pick: New Orleans Pelicans +7.5
Why bet the Pelicans?
✅ Bucks are beatable on the road: Despite their high end overall record, the Bucks are just a .500 team away from home this season. Their defensive efficiency is what decreases on the road as they allow an additional 3.5 points per game on the road over what they allow at home.
✅ Pelicans better than their record: The Pels started the year out strong enough, but went through a slump that was exacerbated by a long stretch of raod games. After dropping three straight at home, they went on the road for six straight games, winning just one.
✅ The Pelicans finally got to return home for a stretch and blew out the Wizards in their first game back in New Orleans after the road trip. Additionally, they have no blow out losses at home this season and should have their full allotment of players available Friday night.
General Info about New Orleans Pelicans vs Milwaukee Bucks
The Bucks play their home games at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The Pelicans play their home games at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, La.
You can tune into this game on ESPN and on NBA League pass.
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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.