Looking to win big? The Bucks and Hornets face off at 7:00 ET on BSSE. The Hornets are hosting the game at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC. The Bucks come into this Eastern conference matchup as the betting favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 236 points.
MILWAUKEE BUCKS VS CHARLOTTE HORNETS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Charlotte Hornets +7.5
This game will be played at Spectrum Center at 7:00 ET on Friday, November 17th.
WHY BET THE CHARLOTTE HORNETS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 107-106 in favor of the Bucks.
- Our projections have Giannis Antetokounmpo finishing with Giannis Antetokounmpo points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists.
- From the field, we have the Bucks finishing with a field goal percentage of 49.4% and knocking down 13 threes.
Can Milwaukee Pull Off A Win at Spectrum Center?
Today’s matchup sees the Bucks seeking to extend their current two game winning streak, with an overall record standing at 7-4. At this time, the team’s rank is 5th in the Eastern Conference, and they are also 2nd in the Central division.
So far, Milwaukee’s ATS record is below .500 at 2-9. The Bucks maintain an ATS record of 1-4 on the road, while they have a 1-5 record vs. the spread when playing at home.
In their recent matchup, the Bucks offense ended with 128 points against the Raptors. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 51.8% and made 20 threes. Currently leading the team in scoring is Giannis Antetokounmpo who comes into today’s matchup averaging 29.5. Damian Lillard also heads into the game with a PPG average of 24.3.
Facing Charlotte, the Bucks aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 117.7 points allowed per game (24th).
Opponents are hitting 53.5% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 35.5% of their three-point attempts.
Do the Hornets Stand a Chance at Home?
Over the Hornets’ last five games, they are 1-4 and come in with an overall record of 3-7. The team is presently 13th in the Eastern Conference and 4th in the Southeast division.
Charlotte comes in with an overall ATS record of 4-5 so far this season. On the road, the Hornets have an ATS record of 3-2 compared to a 1-3 record vs. the spread at home.
Coming off their recent game, the Hornets offense tallied 105 points in a matchup against the Heat. Their field goal percentage for the game was 44.4%, and they made 15 threes. The top scorer for the Hornets was P.J. Washington with 32 points, while LaMelo Ball also chipped in with 28 points.
So far, the Hornets’ defense is ranked 27th in the league at 121.9 points per contest.
When it comes to forced turnovers, the Hornets are forcing 14.2 per game, which is 15th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 22nd in blocked shots at 4.8 per game.