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Milwaukee Bucks vs. New Orleans Pelicans – NBA – Predictions, Betting Lines, Odds and Trends

Brandon Ingram and the New Orleans Pelicans (9-21) are 3.5-point underdogs against Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks (19-11) Friday, December 17, 2021 at Smoothie King Center. The matchup starts at 8:00 PM ET.

Bucks vs. Pelicans Predictions

Bucks vs. Pelicans Betting Odds

Bucks vs Pelicans Betting Information
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Bucks -3.5

Bucks vs. Pelicans Last 10 Games

  • Milwaukee has a 7-3 record straight-up in its past 10 contests, while covering the spread four times in those games.
  • Milwaukee’s past 10 contests saw five go over the total.
  • The Bucks’ per-game scoring average over their past 10 games is 2.4 points higher than their season-long average.
  • New Orleans is 5-5 overall and 4-6-0 against the spread over its past 10 contests.
  • New Orleans and its opponents have combined to hit the over in six of the past 10 games.
  • The Pelicans’ per-game scoring average over their last 10 games is 108.1, 4.1 points higher than their season-long per-game average.

Bucks vs. Pelicans Betting Trends

  • Milwaukee has covered the spread 13 times in 30 games with a set spread.
  • In games they were favored in by 3.5 points or more so far this season, the Bucks went 8-11 against the spread.
  • This season, Milwaukee’s games have hit the over 11 times.
  • The Bucks are shooting 45.5% from the field this season, 1.6 percentage points lower than the 47.1% the Pelicans allow to opponents.
  • Milwaukee is 8-2 against the spread and 10-0 overall when it shoots better than 47.1% from the field.
  • New Orleans has put together a 12-18-0 record against the spread this year.
  • In games they were an underdog in by 3.5 points or more so far this year, the Pelicans went 11-12 against the spread.
  • New Orleans games have finished with a final combined score above the over/under 12 times this year.
  • New Orleans is 6-5 against the spread and 5-6 overall when it shoots better than 43.7% from the field.

Bucks Team Leaders

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo: 27.0 PTS, 11.6 REB, 5.8 AST, 1.1 STL, 1.6 BLK, 52.9 FG%, 28.0 3PT% (28-for-100)
  • Jrue Holiday: 16.4 PTS, 6.5 AST, 1.4 STL, 47.6 FG%, 36.9 3PT% (41-for-111)
  • Bobby Portis: 15.6 PTS, 9.0 REB, 47.3 FG%, 40.2 3PT% (47-for-117)
  • Khris Middleton: 17.8 PTS, 1.1 STL, 41.2 FG%, 35.1 3PT% (46-for-131)
  • Pat Connaughton: 12.5 PTS, 50.6 FG%, 43.4 3PT% (82-for-189)

Pelicans Team Leaders

  • Jonas Valanciunas: 18.7 PTS, 12.1 REB, 52.2 FG%, 46.5 3PT% (33-for-71)
  • Brandon Ingram: 23.4 PTS, 45.0 FG%, 36.0 3PT% (40-for-111)
  • Nickeil Alexander-Walker: 13.5 PTS, 36.6 FG%, 31.0 3PT% (61-for-197)
  • Devonte’ Graham: 13.3 PTS, 1.1 STL, 36.6 FG%, 35.3 3PT% (77-for-218)
  • Josh Hart: 11.3 PTS, 50.8 FG%, 33.3 3PT% (18-for-54)

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