[8:10 PM] Bucks @ Pelicans

Who will WIN this matchup?

Milwaukee Bucks (1-2)

@ New Orleans Pelicans (0-3


Current odds:

Milwaukee Bucks: (+145)

New Orleans Pelicans: (-165)


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

XX% of sports bets are currently on New Orleans to win as (TBD) underdogs.

The line for this game is New Orleans by 3.5 points.

Anthony Davis is one of the best players in the NBA but might not get a chance to show off his skills in the postseason again if the New Orleans Pelicans can’t get healthy and find their way into the win column. The Pelicans will try to end a three-game slide to start the season when they host the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday.

Milwaukee handed the offense to Giannis Antetokounmpo after the All-Star break last season, and the 6-11 point forward continues to make that look like a strong decision. Antetokounmpo was the lone bright spot in Sunday’s loss with 17 points, eight rebounds and eight assists and is averaging 23 points, 9.3 boards and 5.3 assists in the first three games.

Every other team in the league would have trouble playing the Warriors and Spurs in back-to-back games as well, but New Orleans was at least hoping to establish a second player to take some of the pressure off Davis in the two contests. The Pelicans’ best weapons aside from Davis in the first three games were guards Tim Frazier and E’Twuan Moore, both of whom are just keeping starting spots warm until Jrue Holiday (wife’s health) and Tyreke Evans (knee) find their way back into the lineup. New Orleans is shooting 19 percent from 3-point range as a team, with only Frazier (37.5 percent) shooting better than 25 percent individually from beyond the arc.

Bucks G Jason Terry (personal) missed the last two games and is questionable for Tuesday.

Pelicans starting C Omer Asik is averaging 1.3 points and 3.7 rebounds.

Milwaukee snapped a six-game losing streak in the series with a 103-92 home win in the last meeting on March 12.


StreakSmarts Pick: New Orleans Pelicans

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick