New Orleans Pelicans vs. Milwaukee Bucks - 2/4/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction

Ruben Hill
February 5, 2020

The Milwaukee Bucks are on the road for a battle with the New Orleans Pelicans.

Milwaukee is coming off a 129-108 win at home over Phoenix on Sunday. New Orleans was dropped 119-107 on the road by the Rockets in a Southwest Division matchup Sunday afternoon.

The over is 13-4 in pelicans last 17 games. That includes a 127-112 home victory in the first matchup this season on December 11, 2019. Milwaukee is more talented and should be able to post back to back wins easily.

The Bucks are 10-1 against the spread in their last 11 Tuesday games and 6-2 ATS in their last eight games against a losing team.

The Bucks scored first four points of the third quarter to take a one-point lead.

Ingram stopped the run by making a free throw, but Matthews made consecutive 3-pointers to give the Bucks an 81-68 lead. It may just be another game on the schedule, but a win putting the Bucks record at 43-7, 50 games into the season, may be just the omen the team is hoping for.

But he did still finish with a double-double after pulling down a team-high 14 rebounds. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 245 points. Brandon Ingram is leading the team with 24.9 points, 6.4 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game. George Hill remains out for Milwaukee due to a hamstring injury. The Bucks have won nine of their last 10 games. In the Western Conference playoff picture, the Pelicans stood 12th, 4.5 games behind the Grizzlies for the final playoff spot. Against Houston, the Pelicans trailed by two after one quarter and by five at the half before taking a one-point lead after three quarters.

Bucks are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 against New Orleans.

Williamson's layup and Josh Hart's three-point play started the fourth-quarter scoring and pulled the Pelicans within 10 points. The Bucks have an offense that is better still than the Pelicans.

Should the Bucks lose to New Orleans on Tuesday, they would be 42-8 on their 50game of the season. That does not look good for the Pelicans, as New Orleans ranks 28th in scoring defense, giving up over 117 per game. Defensively, New Orleans is allowing 117.1 points per game while opponents shoot 46.3 percent against them.

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