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Pick against the spread, over/under for Pelicans vs. Bucks on Sunday

We go over some of the best betting options for Sunday’s matchup between the New Orleans Pelicans and Milwaukee Bucks.

Milwaukee Bucks v Indiana Pacers
Jrue Holiday of the Milwaukee Bucks dribbles the ball in the first quarter against the Indiana Pacers at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on January 27, 2023 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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Update: CJ McCollum and Ingram are both out for the Pelicans, who are now 11-point underdogs against Milwaukee. We’ll back the Bucks at this number as well, since New Orleans is seriously undermanned here. The total has dropped to 231.5, and we still like the under in this contest at that number.

The New Orleans Pelicans (26-24) are hoping to snap a long losing streak when they face the Milwaukee Bucks (32-17) Sunday evening. The Pelicans have slipped from their hot start and have lost seven straight games, while the Bucks enter this contest on a three-game winning streak.

Brandon Ingram’s status is up in the air for this game, which is the second night of a back-to-back for New Orleans. Giannis Antetokounmpo is probable for Milwaukee with a knee injury.

The Bucks are 9-point favorites at DraftKings Sportsbook. The total is 234.

Pelicans vs. Bucks, 8 p.m. ET

Pick ATS: Bucks -9

The Pelicans are 2-5 ATS in their recent losing run, and might be without Ingram for this game. Meanwhile, the Bucks should be intact. Milwaukee won the last game between these teams by exactly nine points, but the Bucks will have Khris Middleton back while the Pelicans are still without Zion Williamson. New Orleans is in a funk right now, so the Bucks are the play here.

Over/Under: Under 234

The Bucks are second in the league in points per game over the last five contests, but New Orleans ranks dead last in the category and might be without Ingram. Milwaukee could take its foot off the gas if this heads towards blowout territory, and that typically means the under on a relatively higher number.