Charlotte Hornets vs Milwaukee Bucks NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Charlotte Hornets vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction 2/9/2024

The Charlotte Hornets (10-40) travel to face off against the Milwaukee Bucks (33-19) on Friday, February 9th. This game will be played at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee and televised on BSW. Both the Hornets and Bucks will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 8:00 ET.

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The Hornets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In the game against the Raptors, Miles Bridges was the top scorer for Charlotte, recording 45 points. His field goal percentage for the game was 48.9%. Brandon Miller added 20 points, but unfortunately, Charlotte was defeated in the game with a score of 123-117.

Across their 50 games, the Hornets have gone 10-40 and are looking to add to their win total against the Bucks. At home, the Hornets are 5-21 compared to their 5-19 road record.

Charlotte has an overall ATS record of 17-31 as they come into today’s game. The Hornets have experienced a four game ATS loss streak as favorites, and they are 17-27 vs. the spread when they are underdogs.

The Bucks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

AJ Green scored 27 for Milwaukee against the Timberwolves which was the most on the team. His field goal percentage for the game was 49.4%. Jae Crowder put up 21 points which was 2nd on the team, but it wasn’t enough as Milwaukee ended up losing the game with a final score of 129-105.

Coming into today’s game against the Hornets, the Bucks are 33-19 overall and are looking to snap their three-game losing streak. On the road, the Bucks are 12-13 compared to a 21-6 record at home.

Milwaukee comes in with an overall ATS record of 19-33 so far this season. In their last five games as underdogs, the Bucks have faced ATS losses, and they have a 18-28 record against the spread as favorites.

Hornets Offense Breakdown

The Hornets come into today’s game as the 28th ranked scoring offense at 108.7 points per game.

Heading into tonight’s game, the Hornets are 28th in the league in scoring at 108.7 points per game. On the road, they are averaging 108.9 points per game.

So far this season, the Hornets have been below the NBA scoring average in 62% of their games. They are also last in the league in free throws made and attempted per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Hornets are 20th in the league in both three-point attempts and makes. Overall, they are shooting 36% from beyond the arc.

Bucks Offense Breakdown

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The Bucks come into today’s game as one of the better scoring teams in the NBA at 123 points per game (2nd).

When it comes to scoring, the Bucks are one of the most potent offenses in the league, averaging 123 points per game (2nd). At home, they are averaging 124.9 points per game.

So far this season, the Bucks have outscored the NBA scoring average in 73.1% of their games. However, they have scored below their own average in their last three games.

When it comes to pace, Milwaukee is 4th in the league at 101.6 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, the Bucks are 4th in the NBA at 49%.

Hornets Team Defense

On defense, the Hornets come into the game ranked 25th in the league in points allowed at 120.4 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 120.7 points per contest (10th). Inside the arc, the Hornets defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 57.8% and 39.4% from three-point territory.

Bucks Team Defense

So far, the Bucks defense is giving up 120.0 points per contest, which has them sitting 24th in the NBA. One thing to note, is they have given up more points than their season average in two straight matchups. On two point field goal attempts, the Bucks’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 54.9% and allowing 34.9% from beyond the arc.

Key Players For The Hornets And Bucks

In today’s game, our projections have Miles Bridges leading the Hornets with 21 points on 8/17 shooting from the field. This season, he is averaging 21.9 points per game along with 7.2 boards.

On the flip side, our predictions place Giannis Antetokounmpo as the leading scorer for the Bucks. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 32 while also collecting 12 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 61% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 31.1 points per game.

Hornets vs Bucks Trends

  • Across the Hornets last three road games, the team averaged 113 points per game while allowing 121. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 1-2, while going 1-2 straight-up.
  • In their last three games at home, the Bucks have a straight up record of 1-2 while going 1-2 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 114 points per game in these contests.
  • Through their last three games as the betting underdog, the Hornets have a strong record vs the spread going 2-1. Their straight up mark in these contests is 0-3.
  • 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.

Hornets vs Bucks Prediction

For a point-spread wager in this Bucks vs. Hornets game, we suggest taking the Hornets at +14.5. Even though our predictions have the Bucks winning 116-105, we see the Hornets as the better choice on the point-spread.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 232 and our model has the Hornets and Bucks finishing with a combined 221 points. Our pick is to take the under.

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

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