Bucks vs. Pelicans Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for January 29 (New Orleans Fails to Snap Lengthy Losing Streak)

Bucks vs. Pelicans Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for January 29 (New Orleans Fails to Snap Lengthy Losing Streak)


Bucks vs. Pelicans Game Info

  • Date: Sunday, January 29, 2023
  • Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Fiserv Forum -- Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Coverage: NBA TV, BSNO, and BSWI

The 2022-23 NBA season continues on Sunday with four more games, including a battle between the New Orleans Pelicans and Milwaukee Bucks. The Pelicans rank fifth in the Western Conference with a 26-24 record, while the Bucks check in third in the Eastern Conference with a stellar 32-17 record.

New Orleans enters on a seven-game losing streak that includes a 113-103 loss to the Washington Wizards on Saturday. Meanwhile, Milwaukee has now won five of its last six games following a 141-131 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Friday. Which playoff hopeful will emerge victorious tonight?

Bucks vs. Pelicans Odds & Spread

  • All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: MIL: (-460) | NO: (+360)
  • Spread: MIL: -10 (-110) | NO: +10 (-110)
  • Total: 233.5 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Bucks enter this contest as clear home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 8 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 233.5 points, which is about averages compared to Sunday's projected totals.

Bucks vs Pelicans Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Bucks -9.5 - - 234 -110 -110 -405 320

Bucks vs. Pelicans Betting Trends

  • The Bucks went 39-42-1 ATS last season.
  • As 9.5-point underdogs or more, the Pelicans went 3-5 against the spread last season.
  • Bucks games hit the over 42 out of 82 times last season.
  • There were 33 Pelicans games (out of 82) that went over the total last season.

Bucks vs. Pelicans Prediction & Pick

It was only two weeks ago that the Pelicans were fighting for the top seed in the West. A seven-game losing streak has them plummeting toward the .500 mark and not even the recent return of Brandon Ingram has led to a win. New Orleans is averaging only 101.4 points per game during the streak.

That does not bode well for the Pelicans' chances of pulling off an upset against one of the toughest teams in the NBA. Milwaukee ranks fourth in defensive efficiency and is allowing only 111.9 points per game (No. 7 in NBA). The Bucks also allow an opponent shooting percentage of 45.7% (No. 4 in NBA).

Milwaukee is 7-2 straight up in its last nine games against New Orleans, so rock with the Bucks.

Final Score Prediction: Bucks: 125 | Pelicans: 110

Bucks vs. Pelicans Best Bet

The reliability of the Bucks' defense has already been mentioned, but it's worth noting their offense has looked unstoppable as of late as well. Milwaukee has scored 130 or more points in three of its last five games and its average scoring margin at home now sits at +6.9 on the year (No. 5 in NBA).

Milwaukee is 4-2 against the spread (ATS) in its last six games and 5-1 ATS in its last six games as a favorite. On the other side, the Pelicans are 2-5 ATS in its last seven games and have lost their last two games to the Bucks by an average of 16.0 points. Back the home team with confidence tonight.

Bet: Milwaukee Bucks -10 (-110)

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