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Bucks vs Pelicans Prediction, Odds and Picks, Thursday, March 28

The visiting Milwaukee Bucks and New Orleans Pelicans are both looking to bounce back from recent losses when they meet on Thursday night. The Bucks fell in double overtime to the Lakers while New Orleans lost to Oklahoma City last time out. The game should be a close one, with Milwaukee favored by one, but the NBA pick of the day is to back the over in the matchup.


Bucks vs Pelicans Predictions, Odds and Picks, Thursday, March 28
Bucks vs Pelicans Predictions, Odds and Picks, Thursday, March 28

Bucks vs Pelicans Game Information

  • Game: Bucks (46-26) vs. Pelicans (44-28)
  • Start Time: 8 p.m. ET
  • Day Game: Thursday, March 28
  • Location: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LA
  • Bucks vs Pelicans Live Stream: NBA Game Pass


The Milwaukee Bucks will hope to bounce back from a disappointing loss and go for the season sweep when they visit the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday at the Smoothie King Center. NBA odds favor the Bucks by one, with the sportsbook setting the total at 225 points.


Bucks vs Pelicans Head-to-Head


Bucks vs Pelicans Odds and Spreads


  • Over is 4-0-1 in Bucks last 5 games as a road underdog of 11.0 or greater.
  • Over is 4-0-1 in Bucks last 5 games as an underdog of 11.0 or greater.
  • Over is 4-0 in Bucks last 4 vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
  • Milwaukee’s games have gone over the total 48.6% of the time this season (35 out of 72).
  • New Orleans’ games have gone over 32 out of 72 games this season.
  • Milwaukee has cashed on the over in 4 of 5 games.
  • These teams have gone over in 7 of the last 8 meetings between them.


Bucks vs Pelicans Over/Under Pick: Over 225 Points

Although Brandon Ingram remains sidelined for the Pelicans, that shouldn’t stop this game from hitting the over since most of the rest of both teams remain healthy.

Milwaukee is the third-best scoring team in the NBA, averaging 120.6 points. However, the Bucks don’t have the most lockdown defense, allowing teams to score over 120 points in three of those last five outings, including giving up 128 points in their last loss to a Lakers team without LeBron James.

Though the Pelicans aren’t as high-flying offensively as the Bucks, they should be able to take advantage of that defense. New Orleans averages 116.5 points at home this season.

Both Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton are game-time decisions, though they are probable, while Patrick Beverly remains questionable for the Bucks. However, after Milwaukee and New Orleans combined for 258 points in their first outing this season, they should reach the over this time as well.



Bucks vs Pelicans Player Prop Pick: CJ McCollum Over 3.5 3-Pointers Made (-114)

CJ McCollum is one of the best 3-point shooters for New Orleans, and he has been even better in recent weeks. Averaging 41.7% from beyond the arc this season, McCollum has kicked it up a notch in the past couple of weeks, shooting it at a 48.7% clip in his past six games. McCollum has made at least four 3-pointers in five of those last six games.

Though McCollum didn’t have his strongest day against Milwaukee the first time around, going just 1 of 4 from beyond the arc for seven points, with the way he has been shooting recently, he should be able to have a better performance this time around and hit that prop mark.



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Bucks vs Pelicans Prediction

Bucks 126, Pelicans 120



Questions Of The Day

Who won the first game between these two?

Milwaukee downed the Pelicans 141-117 at home the first time around.

What is the Bucks’ record on the road?

Milwaukee has a 17-18 record away from home.

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