Pelicans vs Bucks Prediction NBA Picks Today 3/28

Pelicans vs Bucks Prediction NBA Picks Today 3/28

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New Orleans, LA; March 28, 2024, 5:00 p.m. CST

 

Game Odds

Odds by ESPN BET

Time Spread Total ML
5:00 PM -2.5 (-105) o223.5 (-115) -130
- +2.5 (-115) u223.5 (-105) +110

 

Game Overview

The Milwaukee Bucks (46-26) will face off against the New Orleans Pelicans (44-28) on March 28, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. CST. This non-conference matchup promises to be an intense battle between two formidable teams vying for a crucial win as the regular season nears its conclusion.

The Smoothie King Center in New Orleans will be the venue for this showdown, with both teams eager to assert their dominance on the court.

 

Team Statistics

Milwaukee Bucks

The Bucks, led by the extraordinary talent of Giannis Antetokounmpo, have demonstrated their prowess throughout the season. With impressive offensive and defensive capabilities, the Bucks have consistently posed a formidable challenge to their opponents.

New Orleans Pelicans

The New Orleans Pelicans, led by Zion Williamson, have showcased their resilience and skill on the court. With a strong home record, the Pelicans will look to capitalize on their home-court advantage and secure a vital victory against the Bucks.

 

Injuries and Player Matchups

Injuries could play a significant role in determining the outcome of this matchup.

Milwaukee Bucks

The Bucks' roster may be impacted by the availability of key players such as Giannis Antetokounmpo, MarJon Beauchamp, Khris Middleton, and Patrick Beverley. Their absence could potentially affect the team's performance on both ends of the court.

New Orleans Pelicans

The Pelicans will be without Dyson Daniels, while Jose Alvarado's availability remains uncertain. These absences could pose challenges for the Pelicans, particularly in terms of defensive rotations and offensive playmaking.

 

Recent Performances

Milwaukee Bucks

In their last five games, the Bucks have experienced mixed results, including a double-overtime loss against the Los Angeles Lakers. While their offensive firepower is undeniable, their defensive consistency has been questioned, presenting an opportunity for the Pelicans to exploit.

New Orleans Pelicans

The Pelicans have secured key victories in their recent outings, showcasing their ability to perform under pressure. Despite a recent loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Pelicans have demonstrated resilience and determination, qualities that could prove decisive in their matchup against the Bucks.

 

Prediction

After analyzing various factors including recent performances, roster dynamics, and injury updates, the prediction leans towards the New Orleans Pelicans covering the +2.5 points spread. While the Bucks possess formidable talent led by Giannis Antetokounmpo, uncertainties surrounding the availability of key players and the Pelicans' strong home record tilt the scales in favor of the Pelicans.

Additionally, the Pelicans have shown resilience in overcoming challenges, and with the support of their home crowd, they are well-positioned to secure a victory against the Bucks. While it is expected to be a closely contested game, the Pelicans' momentum and home-court advantage give them the edge in this matchup.

Pick: New Orleans Pelicans +2.5

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