Bucks vs Pelicans Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/4/2020
Game: Milwaukee Bucks vs New Orleans Pelicans
Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Location: Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee -6.5
Eric Bledsoe and the Milwaukee Bucks (42-7, 1st in the Central Division) go to Smoothie King Center on Tuesday where they'll meet the New Orleans Pelicans (20-30, 5th in the Southwest Division). New Orleans opens this matchup as 6.5 point underdogs. The O/U is set at 244.
The Bucks cover the spread 55.1% of the time, having gone 27-22-0 ATS. New Orleans covers the spread 52.1% of the time, going 25-23-2 against the spread.
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
02/02/20 PG George Hill Hamstring is questionable Tuesday vs New Orleans
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
No key injuries to report
Eric Bledsoe comes into this contest averaging 15.4 points per game while playing 26.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 82%. Khris Middleton averages 20.4 points per game in 29.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.1 assists per contest and 5.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Brandon Ingram averages 24.9 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.4 rebounds per game and has 4.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Lonzo Ball averages 11.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.0 rebounds per contest and 6.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 56%.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee averages 120.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 12.5 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 51.7 rebounds per game and 26.3 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 14.6 per game. The Bucks allow 107.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 1st and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.8 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 23.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
New Orleans is 6th in the league with 115.1 points per game this year. They are 18th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -2.0. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 4th in the NBA. They are 6th in the league in rebounding with 46.4 boards per game, and 8th in assists per contest with 25.7. The Pelicans are 3rd in turnovers per game with 16.0. The Pelicans surrender 117.1 points per contest, which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 20th and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 16th with 24.2 assists allowed per contest and 17th with 45.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pelicans are 12th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per game.
The Bucks are 2nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 114.1, and their defensive rating of 102.3 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 104.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league. Milwaukee is 19th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 30th in the league.
New Orleans is 8th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 12th in the league. The Pelicans are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.4, and their defensive rating of 112.3 is ranked 22nd. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 103.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 9th. As a team they are 17th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Bucks/Pelicans NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Milwaukee -6.5
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