The Bucks (-692) travel to Charlotte to take on the Hornets (+487) at the Spectrum Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 ET. The over/under line for the game is 217.

Currently, Milwaukee is favored by 11.5 points. The Bucks (38-21) are 3rd in the Eastern Conference and have won three straight. Meanwhile, the Hornets (15-43) are 13th in the East and 4th in the Southeast Division.


The Pick: Milwaukee Bucks -11.5

This game will be played at Spectrum Center at 7:00 ET on Thursday, February 29th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 131-87 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 Milwaukee Secure A Victory as Road Favorites?

The Bucks have won three straight games and are currently 3rd in the Eastern Conference with a record of 38-21. In the Central Division, they are 2nd.

Milwaukee has been favored in 52 of their 59 games this season and are 37-15 as the favorite. As the favorite, they have an average scoring margin of +6.4 points per game.

Against the spread, the Bucks have covered in three straight games and have an overall ATS record of 24-35. On the road, they are 11-17 ATS and 22-30 ATS as the favorite.

In Bucks’ games this season, the average over/under line is 238 points, which is higher than today’s line of 217. Their games have averaged 239.5 points per game.

In their last game against the Hornets, the Bucks won 123-85 as 14-point favorites. The O/U line for that game was 219.5, and the teams combined for 208 points.

Coming into the game, the Bucks have the 2nd highest scoring offense in the league at 121.8 points per game. On the road, they are averaging 120.1 points per game this season (3rd).

Milwaukee is one of the top three-point shooting teams in the NBA, making an average of 14.3 threes per game (5th). They are also 5th in field goal percentage at 49%.

When it comes to getting to the free-throw line, the Bucks are 2nd in free throw attempts per game (25.3). They are also 5th in pace at 101.1 possessions per game.

Coming into the game, the Bucks will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 117.7 points per game (21st). Most recently, the Bucks’ defense put together a solid performance, giving up just 85 points to the Hornets.

Will the Hornets Find a Way to Win at Home?

Charlotte has a record of 15-43 and is currently 13th in the Eastern Conference. In non-conference games, they are 6-17 compared to 9-26 against other Eastern Conference teams.

As the underdog, the Hornets are 13-41 this season and have an ATS record of 22-30 as the underdog. Today, they are 11.5-point underdogs and have gone 0-4 ATS as the favorite this season.

Charlotte’s O/U record for the season is 28-30, and the under has hit in their last six games. Today’s O/U line is set at 217, and their games have averaged 225.8 points per game.

In their last game, the Hornets lost to the Bucks by a score of 123-85. The combined scoring in that game was 208 points, and Charlotte was a 14-point underdog going into the game.

At home, the Hornets have an ATS record of 12-15, and they have covered the spread in their last five home games. Overall, their ATS record is 22-34.

At home, the Hornets are averaging 109.3 points per game, which is 28th in the NBA. Overall, they are 28th in scoring at 107.7 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage, Charlotte is 27th in the league at 45%.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Hornets are 20th in the NBA with a 36% success rate. They are making an average of 12 threes per game (21st). In terms of free throws, Charlotte is last in the league in both attempts (18.8) and makes (14.8) per game.

So far this season, the Hornets have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 34.5% of their games. In terms of pace, Charlotte is 22nd in the league at 97.7 possessions per game.

Facing Milwaukee, the Hornets aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 118.2 points allowed per game (24th). 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 37.9% from downtown.