New Orleans Pelicans vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction, 1/1/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New Orleans Pelicans vs Milwaukee Bucks
Date: Saturday, January 1, 2022
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
TV: NBA TV
The New Orleans Pelicans (13-22) are on their way to Fiserv Forum on Saturday where they will take on the Milwaukee Bucks (24-13).
The Pelicans faced the Cavaliers and notched a win by a score of 108-104 in their last contest. New Orleans finished the game with a 45.0% FG percentage (36 out of 80) and knocked down 16 of their 36 3-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Pelicans converted 20 of 26 tries for a rate of 76.9%. In reference to getting rebounds, they earned 44 with 8 of them being offensive. They also distributed 24 dimes for this game while forcing 3 turnovers and getting 3 steals. When talking about the defense, New Orleans allowed the other team to go 42.0% from the floor on 37 of 88 shooting. Cleveland distributed 42 dimes and had 27 steals in the game. Additionally, Cleveland grabbed 31 rebounds (11 offensive, 20 defensive) and earned 8 blocked shots. Cleveland went 84.2% from the charity stripe by making 16 of their 19 tries. They knocked down 14 of 41 shots from distance. In reference to fouls, the Pelicans finished with 16 and the Cavaliers accumulated 7 fouls.
Herbert Jones is someone who was a major factor in this contest. He racked up 26 points on 10 of 18 shooting. He played for 36 mins and snagged 7 boards. Jones walked away from this one shooting 55.6% from the floor and also recorded 3 dimes.
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New Orleans comes into this contest with a mark of 13-22 on the season. They lose possession by turning the ball over 14.9 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 19.4 fouls per contest. As a team, New Orleans is snagging 46.6 boards per game and has accounted for 860 assists on the campaign, which is 9th in the league in terms of passing the ball. The Pelicans are hitting 34.2% from downtown (392 of 1,147) and 79.6% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 105.1 points per contest (26th in the league) while going 43.7% from the field.
Defensively, the Pelicans are forcing 13.0 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 19.5 personal fouls. They concede 36.3% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 21st in basketball in points per game allowed (109.5). The Pelicans defense is giving up an opponent FG percentage of 46.7% (1,413 of 3,027) and they relinquish 42.7 boards per game as a group. They are ranked 18th in the league in allowing assists to their opponents with 837 relinquished so far this season.
In their last game, the Bucks went home victorious with a score of 136-118 against the Magic. The Bucks were able to pull down 36 defensive boards and 14 offensive boards for a total of 50 in the game. They also turned it over 13 times, while earning 7 steals in the game. The Magic committed 10 personal fouls for this game which took the Bucks to the charity stripe for 36 attempts. They were able to convert 33 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 91.7%. In reference to shooting from downtown, Milwaukee buried 13 out of their 33 tries (39.4%). In all, the Bucks shot 45 out of 91 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 49.5%. The Bucks allowed the Magic to make 42 of their 87 attempts from the field which had them shooting 48.3% in this matchup. They finished 36.1% from 3-point land by connecting on 13 of 36 and ended up shooting 21 out of 27 from the charity stripe (77.8%). Regarding rebounding, Milwaukee permitted Orlando to pull down 27 in total (6 offensive).
Jrue Holiday ended up being a factor for the Bucks in the game. Holiday had 25 points in his 33 minutes on the hardwood and had 7 assists for this contest. He knocked down 8 out of 11 in the game for a rate of 72.7%, and had 5 rebounds.
Milwaukee has a record of 24-13 for the campaign. The Bucks are responsible for committing 17.6 fouls per contest and they shoot 76.3% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 23.0 times per game (19th in the NBA) and they lose possession via turnover 14.0 times per contest. Milwaukee has earned 4,129 points for the season (111.6 per game) and they pull down 47.0 rebounds per game. As an offense, the Bucks are connecting on 45.6% from the field, which ranks them 16th in the NBA.
The Bucks on the defensive end are ranked 16th in the league in points allowed per contest with 107.4. They are able to force 13.9 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.0% from the field (5th in the NBA). The Milwaukee defense surrenders 33.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter (520 of 1,544) and their opponents are connecting on 76.5% of their shots from the free throw line. They allow 24.4 assists and 44.5 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks 20th and 11th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New Orleans
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