Hornets vs Milwaukee Bucks NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Hornets vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction 2/27/2024

The Charlotte Hornets (15-42) travel to face off against the Milwaukee Bucks (37-21) on Tuesday, February 27th. This game will be played at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee and televised on BSW. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.

Hornets vs Bucks

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The Hornets Are Coming Off A Win

Nick Richards led Charlotte with 21 points against the Trail Blazers, the highest on the team. He finished with a field goal percentage of 49.3% in the game. Miles Bridges also contributed 18 points as the Hornets won by a score of 93-80 vs. the Trail Blazers.

In their quest to defeat the Bucks, the Hornets are 15-42 overall this season. When playing against other Eastern Conference teams, the Hornets are 9-25, and they are 6-17 in non-conference games.

So far, Charlotte is below .500 in their ATS record, currently standing at 22-33. On the road, the Hornets have an ATS record of 10-18, as opposed to a 12-15 record against the spread when playing at home.

The Bucks Are Coming Off A Win

The Bucks’ most recent matchup against the 76ers saw Giannis Antetokounmpo lead the Bucks with 30 points while shooting 10/17 from the field. As the Bucks secured the victory with a final score of 119-98, Damian Lillard also chipped in with 24 points.

Coming into today’s game, the Bucks are 37-21 overall and are looking to build on their two-game winning streak. At home, the Bucks are 23-7 compared to 14-14 on the road.

The Bucks have successfully covered the spread in their last two games and hold an overall ATS record of 23-35. The Bucks maintain an ATS record of 11-17 on the road, while they have a 12-18 record vs. the spread when playing at home.

Hornets Offense Breakdown

Charlotte has recorded an average of 108.1 points per game (28th) throughout 57 games games.

When it comes to scoring, the Hornets are 28th in the league at 108.1 points per game. On the road, they are averaging 106.8 points per game. Charlotte has outscored the NBA scoring average in just 35.1% of their games this season.

So far this season, the Hornets are 26th in field goal percentage at 45%. From beyond the arc, they are hitting 36% of their shots, which is 21st in the NBA. In terms of pace, Charlotte is 21st at 97.8 possessions per game.

When it comes to getting to the free-throw line, the Hornets are last in the league in both attempts (18.9) and makes (14.8) per game. In terms of assists, Charlotte is 25th in the NBA at 24.8 per contest.

Bucks Offense Breakdown

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For the season, the Milwaukee offense is the 2nd ranked unit in the NBA, at 121.8 points per contest.

The Bucks are one of the top-scoring teams in the NBA, averaging 121.8 points per game (2nd). At home, they are averaging 123.3 points per game (4th).

Milwaukee is one of the most efficient teams in the league, shooting 49% from the field (5th). They are also 5th in true shooting percentage.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Bucks are 7th in three-point percentage at 37%. On average, they make 14.2 threes per game (5th).

Hornets Team Defense

At this time, the Hornets’ defense is positioned 23rd in the NBA, permitting 118.1 points per game. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Hornets squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 57.5% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 37.8% from downtown.

Bucks Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Bucks will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 118.3 points per game (24th). On two point field goal attempts, the Bucks’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 54.1% and allowing 35.1% from beyond the arc.

Key Players For The Hornets And Bucks

The outlook for today’s matchup points to Miles Bridges as the primary point contributor for the Hornets, finishing with 22 points while maintaining a 8/17 shooting accuracy. During this season, he is delivering an average of 21.5 points per game, along with 7.4 rebounds.

On the other side, Giannis Antetokounmpo is our projected leading scorer for the Bucks. We have him ending the game with a team-high 31 and grabbing 12 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 61.6%, and his scoring average is 30.8 points per game.

Hornets vs Bucks Trends

  • In their last three road games, Charlotte has averaged 97 points per game while allowing 94. The team’s record in this stretch was 2-1 while going 2-1 vs. the spread.
  • Although Milwaukee has a straight up record of 5-5 in their last ten home games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 3-7. The team averaged 117 points per game in these games.
  • Charlotte has done well both straight up and vs the spread as the underdog, going 2-1 SU and 2-1 ATS in their last three games.
  • In their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Bucks have a straight up record of 6-4 and an ATS mark of 6-4.

Hornets vs Bucks Prediction

The Bucks is our pick to not only win with a projected score of 131-82. But we also favor them to cover the spread. Our bet is on the Bucks at -14.5.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 221.5, and our model predicts the Hornets and Bucks to score a combined 213 points. We recommend betting on the under.

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

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