Hornets vs Bucks NBA Betting Lines & Game Analysis.

Hornets vs Bucks NBA Betting Lines & Game Analysis

Written by on January 25, 2019

Were the NBA playoffs to start today – and they don’t – the Milwaukee Bucks and Charlotte Hornets would meet in the Eastern Conference’s first round. However, there’s no assurance the Hornets even make it, and they are big NBA lines underdogs on Friday in Milwaukee.

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Hornets vs Bucks NBA Betting Lines & Game Analysis

Season Series

They split the two meetings in Charlotte. The Hornets were upset winners in the most recent one, 110-107 on Nov. 26. Charlotte came out strong by scoring 65 points in the first half behind 13 points from Marvin Williams. The Hornets took a 13-point lead into the fourth quarter before the Bucks would come roaring back in the fourth quarter behind 10 late points from Pat Connaughton.

It was back-and-forth the rest of the way, but three late buckets from Tony Parker would seal the victory for Charlotte. Kemba Walker had a game-high 21 points, six rebounds, and five assists. Jeremy Lamb also scored a game-high 21 points to go along with eight rebounds and four assists. Giannis Antetokounmpo led the way for Milwaukee for 20 points, 13 rebounds, and nine assists.

Charlotte is 31-23 all-time in Milwaukee and has lost its past three there.

Why Bet on Charlotte?

The Hornets won for the fourth time in five games Wednesday, 118-107 in Memphis. Charlotte shot 53 percent from the field, including 12 of 30 from outside the arc. Charlotte, which led 86-76 after three, never let the Grizzlies get closer than eight in the final quarter. Walker scored 15 of his points in the frame, keeping Memphis from getting closer down the stretch.

Kemba Walker made 9-of-17 from the field for 22 points, adding two rebounds, seven assists, four steals, one turnover, and three 3-pointers in 39 minutes. His steals were the most since Dec. 9, his seven assists matched his best output in 2019, and it was just the first time he’s been over 50% from the field in 2019.

Tony Parker scored 17 points with three assists and one turnover in 17 minutes. Bismack Biyombo scored nine points with 10 rebounds, one assist, and one steal before fouling out in 29 minutes. Charlotte’s second unit is currently averaging 44.5 points per game, the third-highest bench average in the league this season. The Hornets bench is ranked eighth in blocks (2.2) and tied for fourth in assists (9.6) per game.

Charlotte had only nine turnovers, compared to 11 by the Grizzlies. Charlotte is averaging just 12.9 turnovers this season, which marks the second-fewest per game in the league (San Antonio, 12.6). Charlotte has finished in the top three teams with fewest turnovers every season since 2013-14.

Marvin Williams had a career-high tying four blocks against Milwaukee on 10/17 and became 10th on the Hornets all-time blocks leaderboard with 206. He also has 100+ threes in three-straight seasons for the first time in his career.

Team Stats

Offense
  • Total Score: 112.32
  • Field Goal Percentage: 45.39
  • Three-Point Percentage: 35.93
  • Free Throw Percentage: 78.93
  • Total Rebounds: 44.64

Defense

  • Total Score: 111.60
  • Field Goal Percentage: 48.05
  • Three-Point Percentage: 35.05
  • Free Throw Percentage: 76.66
  • Total Rebounds: 49.07

Why Bet on Milwaukee?

The Bucks have the NBA’s best record and on a five-game winning streak. They beat the Mavericks 116-106 on Monday so the Bucks will be well-rested. After trailing at the half, the Bucks built a double-digit lead in the third quarter and led 92-84 heading to the fourth. The game turned late in the third quarter when the Mavericks’ Dwight Powell was ejected after being whistled for a pair of technical fouls following Sterling Brown’s corner 3-pointer. Malcolm Brogdon made both technical foul shots to give Milwaukee a nine-point lead. That was that.

Giannis Antetokounmpo had a monster game vs. the Mavericks with 31 points, 15 rebounds and five assists. He was 10-of-20 from the field and 10-of-12 from the line. It’s his seventh career game with at least 30 points, 15 rebounds and five assists. That’s five more than every other Buck for the past 30 years. Brook Lopez double-doubled with 16 points, 10 rebounds, five blocks and four 3-pointers. It was his fourth contest of the campaign with 5+ blocks.

Hornets vs Bucks should be an easy victory for Milwaukee.

Monday’s game marked the NBA-high 23rd time this season the Bucks hauled in 50+ rebounds in a game. Milwaukee’s average of 49.1 rebounds per game is not only the best in the NBA, but is on pace to be the most by a team since the Denver Nuggets in 1990-91 (49.4).

Milwaukee has won each of its last five games by double digits, marking the third time this season it has won five consecutive games by 10+ points. The Bucks are the only team in the NBA to have won five consecutive games by double digits this season.

Dating back to Dec. 14, the Bucks have won 16 of their last 19 games and have won each of those 16 games by an average of 15.1 points. The Bucks enter this matchup against the Hornets with an NBA-high-tying 21 wins at home this season. Milwaukee’s 21-4 home record in 2018-19 is also tied for the best mark in the league.

Team Stats

Offense
  • Total Score: 111.60
  • Field Goal Percentage: 46.49
  • Three-Point Percentage: 35.05
  • Free Throw Percentage: 76.66
  • Total Rebounds: 49.07

Defense

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Hornets vs Bucks NBA Betting Trends

  • Home team is 6-0-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings
  • Over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings
  • Favorite is 7-3-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings
  • Charlotte is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Charlotte is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte’s last 6 games
  • Milwaukee is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games at home
  • Milwaukee is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Milwaukee’s last 13 games at home

Expert NBA Betting Prediction for Hornets vs Bucks

Bucks by at least 15.

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