Milwaukee Bucks vs New Orleans Pelicans – 01/23/16 Preview and Predictions

Milwaukee Bucks vs New Orleans Pelicans – 01/23/16 Preview

Two young teams with a lot of potential will meet this Saturday night in New Orleans as the Milwaukee Bucks (19-26) face the Pelicans (15-27). The Pelicans are the odd favorites to win (line: -6.5). Play the most exciting daily fantasy basketball contest, including the newest Point Spread  and $10K Grand Action contests only at Fanpicks the premiere daily fantasy sports site.

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The Bucks were on a 3 game winning streak going into Houston but got defeated by the Rockets in a nailbiter, 102-98. The Bucks saw all of their starters with double digits scoring, including team-leading performances by Greg Monroe and Khris Middleton, both finishing with 21 points. Middleton currently averages 17.6 points per game and emerging as a team leader. Michael Carter-Williams and Jabari Parker both had double-doubles. The Bucks despite their recent upswing remain last in the Central DivisionMilwaukee struggled from beyond the arc, making only three shots from downtown. The Bucks remain dead last in the Central Division despite their recent upswing.

 

Currently in 5th in the Southwest Division, the Pelicans have been somewhat bouncing back lately with 4 wins in their last 5 outings. Their latest victory was a satisfying 115-99 home win against the Pistons on Thursday night where Anthony Davis recorded a team-high 32 pts, with 7 rebounds. Davis is currently averaging 23.4 points and 10.4 rebounds this season. Tyreke Evans had a double-double with 22 pts and 10 assists, while Ryan Anderson came off the bench for 13 pts moving the Pelicans to a 10-9 record at home. The Pelicans may be hitting their stride at the best moment as their next 5 games will be at home.

 

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