Bucks vs Charlotte Hornets NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Bucks vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction 2/29/2024

The Milwaukee Bucks (38-21) travel to face off against the Charlotte Hornets (15-43) on Thursday, February 29th. This game will be played at Spectrum Center in Charlotte and televised on BSSE. The Bucks are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Hornets are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Hornets. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

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The Bucks Are Coming Off A Win

In the Bucks’ most recent game against the Hornets, Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 24 points while going 8/13 from the field. As the Bucks secured the victory with a final score of 123-85, Damian Lillard also chipped in with 23 points.

Currently 38-21, the Bucks are above .500 as they get ready to take on the Hornets. In the Eastern Conference, they are in 3rd place and in 2nd place in the Central division.

Milwaukee currently has an ATS record below .500, sitting at 24-35 at this point. The Bucks are currently on a two game ATS win streak when they are the favorite, and they hold a 2-5 record against the spread as underdogs.

The Hornets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Most recently, the Hornets lost to the Bucks with a final score of 123-85. In addition to their straight-up loss, the Hornets couldn’t cover the spread as +14 point underdogs. Considering the over/under, the total of 208 points fell short of the set over/under line of 219.5.

In their last ten games, the Hornets are 5-5 and come into today’s game against the Bucks with a record of 15-43. At home, the Hornets are 8-21 this season compared to their 7-22 mark on the road.

Charlotte comes in with an overall ATS record of 22-34 so far this season. The Hornets have experienced a four game ATS loss streak as favorites, and they are 22-30 vs. the spread when they are underdogs.

Bucks Offense Breakdown

Heading into play, the Bucks’ offense is rated 2nd in the league in scoring, averaging 121.8 points per contest.

When it comes to scoring, the Bucks are one of the most potent offenses in the league, ranking 2nd in points per game at 121.8. However, their scoring has been slightly lower on the road, averaging 120.1 points per game.

So far this season, Milwaukee has outscored the NBA scoring average in 69.5% of their games. In terms of field goal percentage, the Bucks are shooting 49% from the field, which is 5th in the league.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Bucks are 5th in made threes per game at 14.3. Overall, they have attempted the 6th most threes in the NBA this season. In terms of pace, Milwaukee is 5th in the league at 101.1 possessions per game.

Hornets Offense Breakdown

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Through 58 games the Hornets are averaging 107.7 points per contest, placing them 28th in the NBA.

At home, the Hornets are averaging 109.3 points per game, which is 28th in the league. Overall, they are 28th in scoring at 107.7 points per game. So far, they have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 34.5% of their games.

When it comes to pace, Charlotte is 22nd in the league at 97.7 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 27th at 45%. From two-point range, they are 28th in the league at 51%.

So far this season, the Hornets are 30th in free throw attempts and makes. They are also 22nd in offensive rebounds and 24th in assists.

Bucks Team Defense

On defense, the Bucks are ranked 21st in the NBA this season. So far, they have given up more points than the NBA scoring average in 61.0% of their games. The Milwaukee defense has allowed opponents to shoot 35.0% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 47.1% of their field goal attempts vs. Milwaukee.

Hornets Team Defense

For the season, Charlotte is sitting 24th in terms of points allowed per game (118.2). It is worth noting they have given up a fewer number of points in two straight games. Opponents are hitting 57.5% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 37.9% of their three-point attempts.

Key Players For The Bucks And Hornets

For today’s matchup, we project Giannis Antetokounmpo to lead the scoring for the Bucks, putting up 31 points and shooting at a rate of 12/19. During this season, he is delivering an average of 30.7 points per game, along with 11.2 rebounds.

On the flip side, our predictions place Miles Bridges as the leading scorer for the Hornets. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 22 while also collecting 7 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 46.3%, and he is contributing 21.4 points per game on average.

Bucks vs Hornets Trends

  • Through their last ten road games, Milwaukee has an ATS record of just 3-7. However, their overall record was 5-5 while averaging 117 points per game.
  • Across the Hornets last ten home games, the team averaged 100 points per game while allowing 112. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 3-7, while going 3-7 straight-up.
  • Going back to their last ten games as the underdog, the Hornets have a straight up record of 5-5. But, their mark vs the spread was just 7-3.
  • Milwaukee has done well both straight up and vs the spread when favored to win the game, going 2-1 SU and 2-1 ATS in their last three games.

Bucks vs Hornets Prediction

For today’s matchup we are recommending to take the Bucks to secure the win, with an expected final score of 131-87. When it comes to the spread, we believe they’ll cover at -11.5.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 217, and our model projects the Bucks and Hornets to reach a combined total of 218 points. Our bet is on taking the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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