Saturday, March 12, 2016
BMO Harris Bradley Center
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
The New Orleans Pelicans travel to BMO Harris Bradley Center to play the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday, March 12, 2016. The opening line for this game has Milwaukee as 3.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 211.
Free $60 in Member NBA Picks No Obligation Click Here
The Pelicans come into this game with an overall record of 24-39 and a road record of 7-24. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.1 as they are averaging 102.7 points per game while giving up 105.8 per contest. New Orleans is 4-10 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 16-26. They are 4-6 in their last 10 games. The Bucks have an overall record of 27-38 and a home record of 19-12. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They are averaging 99.4 points per game and surrendering 103.3, good for a point differential of -3.9. Milwaukee has a division record of 4-7 and a conference record of 18-21. In their last 10 games they are 5-5.
Anthony Davis comes into this contest averaging 24.3 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Pelicans. He pulls down 10.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Ryan Anderson averages 16.5 points per game in 30.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 5.9 rebounds per game for New Orleans. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Khris Middleton averages 18.5 points per game while playing 36.8 minutes per contest this year for the Bucks. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 16.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.6 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
New Orleans averages 102.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 50.3 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per game which ranks them 23rd and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 13.2 per game. The Pelicans allow 105.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.5 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 20th in the league.
Milwaukee averages 99.4 points per game this year which ranks them 23rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 6th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 49.7 rebounds per game and 23.1 assists per contest which ranks them 26th and 8th respectively. In the turnover department the Bucks rank 25th with 15.4 per game. The Bucks allow 103.3 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 18th and 17th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.8 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 24.1 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. The Bucks force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the NBA.
The Pelicans average 98.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 107.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -6.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -6 per contest. The Pelicans have an offensive rating of 105.5 and a defensive rating of 108.7. In terms of pace they average 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. New Orleans turns the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Bucks score 102.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 100 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -4 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 0.4 points per game. The Bucks rating on offense is 104.4 and they have a defensive rating of 108.5. They get 94.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 19% of their shot attempts. Milwaukee turns the ball over on 14.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 27-36-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 32-29-2 against the over/under
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 33-31-1 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 34-30-1 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
03/10/16 G Eric Gordon Finger out for season
03/10/16 PG Norris Cole Back "?" Friday vs. Memphis
03/03/16 C Alexis Ajinca Sternum out indefinitely
02/25/16 G Bryce Dejean-Jones Wrist out for season
02/12/16 G Tyreke Evans Knee out for season
01/11/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out for season
Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
12/14/15 PG Greivis Vasquez Ankle expected to miss 3-4 months
03/10/16 G O.J. Mayo Ankle out for season
03/07/16 PG Michael Carter-Williams Hip out for season
02/29/16 F Steve Novak MCL out for season
02/04/16 F John Henson Back out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Milwaukee
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
Get all of Today's Free NBA Picks
Get all of Today's 100% Profit Guaranteed Expert NBA Picks