Milwaukee Bucks vs New Orleans Pelicans 02/04/2020 NBA Odds and Picks
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Milwaukee Bucks vs New Orleans Pelicans 02/04/2020 – The Milwaukee Bucks have been the Beast of the East through the first four months of the 2019-20 NBA season. The New Orleans Pelicans, on the other hand, have had a rough start largely because of injuries but are slowly stringing together wins over the past three weeks. On Tuesday, these two teams will meet for the second time this season at Smoothie King Center with the road team Bucks opening across major online sportsbooks at -6.5 across the spread.
Milwaukee Bucks vs New Orleans Pelicans 02/04/2020
Milwaukee Bucks vs New Orleans Pelicans 02/04/2020 Betting Odds
Milwaukee Bucks Betting
After seeing their nine-game winning run ended against the Denver Nuggets, the Bucks chalked up another W after steamrolling the Phoenix Suns, 129-108. Giannis Antetokounmpo, who put up 30 points, 19 rebounds and 9 assists vs. the Suns, is averaging almost 29 points, 14 rebounds and 6 assists in the Bucks’ last 10 games and should be the marked man against the Pelicans along with fellow All-Star Khris Middleton.
Players to Watch: Giannis Antetokounmpo (30.0 PPG, 13.1 RPG, 5.8 APG)
Khris Middleton (20.4 PPG, 5.8 RPG, 4.1 APG)
Eric Bledsoe (15.8 PPG, 4.6 RPG, 5.2 APG)
New Orleans Pelicans Betting
The Pelicans are starting to realize their full potential with Zion Williamson on the floor. They are still hiccups and plays that would make you say “hey! pass the ball to Zion” but it is evident they are much better squad with the top-rookie as the focal point of the offense. Williamson racked up 21 points and 10 boards in 33 minutes in the Pelicans’ 117-109 loss to the Houston Rockets last Sunday.
Players to Watch: Brandon Ingram (24.9 PPG, 6.4 RPG, 4.3 APG)
Jrue Holiday (19.7 PPG, 4.7 RPG, 6.3 APG)
Zion Williamson (19.5 PPG, 8.2 RPG and 1.7 APG)
Milwaukee Bucks vs New Orleans Pelicans 02/04/2020 Betting Numbers
Milwaukee are 10-1 SU in their last 11 games.
New Orleans Pelicans
New Orleans are 15-4-1 ATS in their last 20 games.
George Hill PG Hamstring is “?” Tuesday vs New Orleans
New Orleans Pelicans
Milwaukee Bucks vs New Orleans Pelicans Betting Picks
The Bucks have been a favorite NBA future betting pick and it’s now very obvious why. They are heads and shoulders above their rivals in the Eastern Conference with a league’s best record at 42-7 record. They are playing with two All-Stars – including the Greek Freak – and a bunch of highly-efficient shooters.
Moneyline: Bet on the Bucks at -265. This is going to be an entertaining game, especially if Giannis decides to duel it up with Zion. The Pelicans will give the Bucks a good fight. They will hang around through three and half quarters before the Freak takes over down the stretch.
ATS: Pick the Bucks to cover the 9.5 opening spread. The Bucks are 4-4 ATS in their last 8 games where they came in with a handicap of at least 10 points. The Pels are a tough team as of late, but the Bucks simply possess the artillery to pull away by at least 8 points.
TOTALs: Take the OVER at 244 points. Yup, the total set for this game seems a bit out of reach but you have to remember these are the very best teams in terms of scoring points. The Bucks are averaging 120 PPG; the Pels are dropping 115 PPG.
Score Prediction: 128 – 120 Bucks