Milwaukee Bucks vs New Orleans Pelicans Prediction, 1/29/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Bucks vs New Orleans Pelicans
Date: Friday, January 29, 2021
Location: Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (-6)
The Milwaukee Bucks (11-6) go to Smoothie King Center on Friday where they'll take on the New Orleans Pelicans (6-10). New Orleans opens this game as 6-point underdogs. The O/U opens at 229.
The Milwaukee Bucks played the Toronto Raptors and notched a win by a score of 115-108 in their last contest. Milwaukee finished with a 43.0% FG percentage (40 out of 93) and converted 16 of 44 three-point shots. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Bucks knocked down 19 of 26 attempts for a rate of 73.1%. In reference to grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 59 with 14 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 30 dimes for the game in addition to having 9 steals and 3 rejections. In regard to the defense, Milwaukee allowed the other team to shoot 40.4% from the field on 38 of 94 shooting. Toronto doled out 26 assists and had 8 steals for this contest. Additionally, the Raptors snagged 46 rebounds (10 offensive, 36 defensive) and had 8 blocks. Toronto finished shooting 83.3% when shooting free throws by converting 10 of 12 shots. They also made 22 of 55 tries from beyond the perimeter.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is someone who was a major factor in this game. He left the arena with 24 points on 8 of 14 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 37:47 mins and pulled down 18 boards. Antetokounmpo ended up shooting 57.1% from the floor and totaled 9 assists. Someone else that played a role in this game for the Bucks was Khris Middleton. He pulled down 10 rebounds and also collected 7 assists. He shot 47.1% from the floor in the matchup via 8-of-17 (24 points). When the final whistle blew, Middleton was on the hardwood for 34:43 minutes.
Milwaukee enters this contest with a record of 11-6 so far this season. The Bucks are connecting on 39.3% on shots from beyond the arc (258 of 657) and 73.2% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 119.8 pts per contest (1st in the league) on 48.7% from the field. They are turning it over 14.5 times per game and as a squad are committing 18.3 fouls every game. As a unit, Milwaukee is snagging 48.5 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 451 dimes this year, which is 8th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. On the defensive end of the court, the Bucks are forcing their opponents into 13.9 turnovers every game while drawing 19.0 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 6th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 399 conceded for the year. The Bucks defense is allowing an opponent FG percentage of 45.2% (237 of 323) and they relinquish 42.8 boards per game as a unit. They are giving up 38.6% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 17th in the NBA in PPG from their opponents (110.8).
The last time they took the hardwood, the New Orleans Pelicans took home the win by a final score of 124-106 against the Washington Wizards. The Pelicans snagged 38 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive rebounds for a total of 50 in the matchup. They blocked 4 shots while getting 7 steals in the game. The Wizards were called for 20 fouls for the matchup which took the Pelicans to the charity stripe for 24 attempts. They were able to convert 15 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 62.5%. When discussing 3-point attempts, New Orleans knocked down 17 out of 43 tries (39.5%). When the final whistle blew, the Pelicans ended up going 46 out of 89 from the field which had them shooting 51.7%. The Pelicans allowed the Wizards to bury 37 of their 92 tries from the field which had them shooting 40.2% in this contest. They shot 34.2% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 13 of 38 and finished the contest at 19 of 21 from the charity stripe (90.5%). When it comes to rebounding, New Orleans allowed Washington to snag 39 in total (11 on the offensive glass).
Brandon Ingram ended up being a factor for the Pelicans for the matchup. He made 12 out of 19 in this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 63.2%, which got him 32 points. Ingram collected 6 boards in his 36:03 mins of playing time and accumulated 8 dimes for this game. Someone else that played a role for New Orleans was Zion Williamson. He notched 32 points in 32:45 mins played via 12 of 16 shooting in the game. Williamson ended the game having shot 75.0% from the floor and also totaling 2 dimes and 2 total rebounds.
New Orleans has a win-loss mark of 6-10 so far this season. As an offensive team, the Pelicans are connecting on 46.9% from the field, which has them ranked 11th in the league. New Orleans has tallied 1,747 pts for the campaign (109.2 per game) and they grab 46.9 boards per game. They are assisting teammates 22.9 times per contest (23rd in the league) and they turn it over 16.1 times per contest. The Pelicans are responsible for committing 17.9 fouls per game and they go 71.3% from the free throw line. The Pelicans on the defensive side of the court are 20th in the league in points given up per game with 111.1. They are able to force 13.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 45.3% from the field (10th in the league). The New Orleans defense gives up 37.8% from downtown (252 of 666) and their opponents are converting on 81.5% of their foul shots. They relinquish 26.9 assists and 41.3 rebounds every game, which ranks them 29th and 3rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Milwaukee (-6)
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