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Hornets vs Bucks NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Charlotte Hornets at Milwaukee Bucks
  • Where: Milwaukee at Fiserv Forum
  • Date: Friday, January 6th
  • Betting Odds MIL -11, CHA +420 | MIL -583 O/U 233.5

The Hornets come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 10-29. So far, the team has gone 16-20-3 against the spread. Over the Hornets current 3 game losing streak, they have an average scoring differential of -15.67 points per game.

Not only did the Hornets drop their last game to the Grizzlies. But they also picked up an ATS loss, as they fell by a score of 131-107 as 7 point underdogs. Charlotte got off to a slow start, trailing by 29 points going into halftime. In the loss, LaMelo Ball led the team in scoring with 23 points on a field goal percentage of 30.4%.

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So far, the Bucks have put together an overall record of 25-13, while going 20-16-2 vs the spread. Against the Hornets, the Bucks are looking to add to their current 2 game winning streak. The average margin of victory across these matchups is 6.5.

Milwaukee is going for yet another win, as they previously defeated the Raptors at home. With the 104-101 victory, they also covered the spread as 5 point underdogs. This was a highly contested matchup, as Milwaukee was not able to extend their lead in the second half as they went into halftime with a 1 point lead. Leading the team in scoring was Giannis Antetokounmpo, as he contributed 30 points while hitting 38.9% of his shots.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

I Similar to their season-long average, the Hornets averaged 112.0 points per game vs the Bucks. Similar to the Hornets, the Bucks scored at a rate near the league average. In their games vs Charlotte, the team averaged 115.5 points per game. When looking at how these teams have performed vs the spread in recent matchups, the Hornets have an ATS mark of 3-2. Yet, the Bucks have averaged more points per game in these contests, at 113 compared to Milwaukee at 108. Charlotte and Milwaukee averaged a combined 221 points per game in these games, leading to an over-under mark of 1-4.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

Through 39 games, Charlotte is averaging 111.3 points per game (25th). So far, Charlotte is averaging 102.1 possessions per game, making them one of the more up-tempo teams in the league. However, they have not been able to pair this up-tempo speed with overall scoring efficiency, as they are just 17th in made field goals per game.

On defense, the Hornets will look for some improved play, as they are currently the 25th ranked unit in points allowed per game.

Without Kelly Oubre Jr., Charlotte will need Terry Rozier to step up and put together a strong scoring performance against the Milwaukee today. This season, Oubre Jr. leads the team in scoring with 20.2 points per game. Rozier is the team’s 2nd leading scorer with 20.1 points per game, which places him 54.0th in the NBA. In his 29 games, he has hit 39.5% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 4.3 rebounds per game.

Through 38 games, the Bucks are averaging 112.5 points per contest, placing them 19th in the NBA. The Bucks come into the game as one of the league’s better 3-point shooting teams, connecting at a rate of 12.9 made 3’s per game. Despite shooting the ball well from outside, Milwaukee has not done a good job taking care of the ball. So far, they are averaging 14.8 turnovers per game.

Against the Hornets, the Bucks will need a stronger defensive effort as they are ranked just 19th in points allowed.

On offense, Giannis Antetokounmpo leads the Bucks in scoring at 32.7 points per game, placing him 3rd in the NBA. Overall, Antetokounmpo has hit 53.2% of his shots while accounting for 24.2% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 15th in points allowed to power-fowards. At 14.6 points per game, Brook Lopez is the 2nd leading scorer for the Bucks. For the season, he is 95th in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting a field goal percentage of 50.6%.

Hornets vs Bucks Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Hornets +11
  • Free Total Prediction: Over 233.5

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