At 8:00 ET, the Bucks (-1331) will host the Hornets (+781) in an Eastern Conference matchup. The Bucks are 14.5-point favorites and have won two straight games. The over/under line for this game is 221.5.

The Hornets (15-42) are 13th in the East and fourth in the Southeast. On the other side, the Bucks (37-21) are third in the Eastern Conference and second in the Central Division. This game will be played at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee and can be seen on BSW.

CHARLOTTE HORNETS VS MILWAUKEE BUCKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Milwaukee Bucks -14.5

This game will be played at Fiserv Forum at 8:00 ET on Tuesday, February 27th.

WHY BET THE MILWAUKEE BUCKS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 131-82 in favor of the Bucks.
  • Our projections have Giannis Antetokounmpo finishing with Giannis Antetokounmpo points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Bucks finishing with a field goal percentage of 49.0% and knocking down 15 threes.

Will the Hornets Find a Way to Win on the Road?

This season, the Hornets have an O/U record of 28-29, and the under has hit in their last five games. Today’s O/U line of 221.5 is lower than their season average of 228.1.

Charlotte’s last game finished with a combined score of 173 points, which was well below the O/U line of 213.5. The Hornets won the game by a score of 93-80 and covered the spread as 3.5-point underdogs.

On the season, Charlotte has an ATS record of 22-33 and is 10-18 ATS on the road. The team has covered the spread in three straight games on the road and has an average scoring differential of -11.6 points per game away from home.

In the Eastern Conference, the Hornets are currently in 13th place with a record of 15-42. Against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 9-25 compared to 6-17 in non-conference games.

This season, Charlotte has been the underdog in 53 of their 57 games and has a record of 13-40 as the underdog. Their ATS record as the underdog is 22-29, and they are 0-4 ATS as the favorite.

Coming into tonight’s game, the Hornets are 28th in the NBA in scoring at 108.1 points per game. On the road, they are averaging 106.8 points per game.

So far this season, Charlotte has outscored the NBA scoring average in just 35.1% of their games. They are 21st in pace at 97.8 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Hornets are 26th in field goal percentage at 45%. They are also 28th in true shooting percentage.

So far, the Hornets’ defense is ranked 23rd in the league at 118.1 points per contest. 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.

Is It the Bucks Game to Lose at Home?

The Bucks are currently 3rd in the Eastern Conference with a record of 37-21. In the Central Division, they are in 2nd place. In non-conference games, they are 11-8 compared to 26-13 against the East.

In games against the spread, the Bucks are 23-35 overall and 12-18 at home. They have covered the spread in their last two games and are 21-30 vs. the spread as the favorite.

Milwaukee’s O/U record for the season is 30-28, and their last two games have gone under the posted total. Today’s over/under line of 221.5 is lower than all of their previous games this season.

Coming off a 119-98 win over the 76ers, the Bucks were favored by 4.5 points. The combined scoring in that game was 217, which was below the O/U line of 235.

At home this season, the Bucks are averaging 123.3 points per game, which is 4th in the NBA. Overall, they are 2nd in scoring at 121.8 points per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, Milwaukee is 5th in three-point percentage at 37%. They are also 5th in field goal percentage at 49%.

So far, the Bucks have outscored the NBA scoring average in 69% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 5th in the league at 101.2 possessions per game.

Coming into today’s game, the Bucks’ defense is giving up an average of 118.3 points per contest. In their previous matchup vs. the 76ers, the Bucks’ defense struggled, giving up a field goal percentage of 54% leading to 98 points.