The New Orleans Pelicans will take on the Milwaukee Bucks at 9:30 p.m. ET on Thursday at the Fiserv Forum. Milwaukee is 19-13 overall and 12-4 at home, while the Pelicans are 14-17 overall and 5-10 on the road. The Pelicans won the first meeting between the teams this season, 131-126 on Jan. 29. Milwaukee is favored by nine-points in the latest Bucks vs. Pelicans odds from William Hill Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 242.5. Before entering any Pelicans vs. Bucks picks, you'll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Bucks vs. Pelicans spread: Bucks -9
- Bucks vs. Pelicans over-under: 242.5 points
What you need to know about the Bucks
The Bucks zoomed past the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday, 139-112. By the end of the third quarter, Milwaukee had established a 113-89 advantage. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 37 points and eight assists along with eight boards. Bryn Forbes scored 23 points off the bench.
The Bucks have won three consecutive games. Milwaukee has averaged a victory margin of 17.7 points per game during its last three victories. The Bucks are averaging 119.8 points per game, which is second in the NBA and the second highest average in franchise history. Jrue Holiday (health and safety protocols) is doubtful for Thursday's game.
What you need to know about the Pelicans
The Pelicans scored a 128-118 win over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday. Zion Williamson had 32 points and five assists in addition to six rebounds. The Pelicans erased a nine-point third quarter deficit on the way to the victory, after overcoming a 24-point deficit in a win over the Celtics on Sunday. New Orleans' win over Boston was the biggest comeback in franchise history.
New Orleans has won three of its last five games. In the first meeting with the Bucks this season, the Pelicans led by as many as 29 points before holding on for the win.
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