[8:00 PM] Pelicans @ Bucks

Who will WIN this matchup?

New Orleans Pelicans (0-8)

@ Milwaukee Bucks (4-3)


Current odds:

New Orleans Pelicans: (+185)

Milwaukee Bucks: (-225)


ESPN simulations have Milwaukee as XX% favorites to win the game.

XX% of sports bets are currently on Milwaukee to win as (TBD) favorites.

The line for this game is Bucks by 5.5 points.

Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans just can’t seem to catch a break and are on the verge of setting a dubious franchise record. The Pelicans will try to avoid setting the team record for losses to begin a season when they close out a three-game road trip by visiting the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday.

New Orleans, which suffered through an injury-plagued 2015-16 campaign and is missing two starters in Jrue Holiday (personal), Tyreke Evans (knee) plus reserve Quincy Pondexter (knee), is struggling to find consistent scoring options beyond Davis. Rookie guard Buddy Hield (14 points) and guard E’Twaun Moore (13 points) were the only two aside from Davis to reach double figures on Tuesday.

Milwaukee averaged 119.7 points during a three-game winning streak but could not get the shots to fall in Dallas. Budding star Giannis Antetokounmpo scored a season-low 11 points in the loss and committed five turnovers while battling foul trouble.

Bucks C Greg Monroe grabbed double-digit rebounds in three of the last four games.

Pelicans PG Tim Frazier collected 20 points, nine assists and four steals in the Nov. 1 loss to Milwaukee.

The Bucks won the last two in the series after New Orleans took six straight.


StreakSmarts Pick: Milwaukee Bucks

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick