Saturday, January 23, 2016
Smoothie King Center
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The Milwaukee Bucks travel to Smoothie King Center to play the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday, January 23, 2016. The opening line for this game has New Orleans as 5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 205.5.
The Bucks come into this game with an overall record of 19-25 and a road record of 7-18. They are 5th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.6 as they are averaging 98.1 points per game while giving up 102.8 per contest. The Pelicans have an overall record of 15-27 and a home record of 10-9. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 102 points per game and surrendering 105.1, good for a point differential of -3.1.
Khris Middleton comes into this contest averaging 17.6 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Bucks. He pulls down 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 15.6 points per game in 34.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 7.2 rebounds per game for Milwaukee. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Anthony Davis averages 23.4 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per contest this year for the Pelicans. He grabs 10.4 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Ryan Anderson averages 16.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 6 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Milwaukee averages 98.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 49 rebounds per game and 23.2 assists per game which ranks them 28th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 15.1 per game. The Bucks allow 102.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.8 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 23.7 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
New Orleans averages 102 points per game this year which ranks them 11th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 14th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 14th in the NBA. They average 50.3 rebounds per game and 21.7 assists per contest which ranks them 25th and 16th respectively. In the turnover department the Pelicans rank 6th with 13.7 per game. The Pelicans allow 105.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 24th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.7 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 22 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the league. The Pelicans force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the NBA.
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 24-20-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 24-19-1 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 18-24-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 18-23-1 against the over/under
Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
12/14/15 PG Greivis Vasquez Ankle expected to miss 3-4 months
01/22/16 G O.J. Mayo Hamstring is downgraded to expected to miss Friday vs. Houston
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
01/19/16 G Eric Gordon Finger out 4-6 weeks
01/11/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take New Orleans
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