Charlotte Hornets vs. Milwaukee Bucks Odds & Picks

by | Feb 28, 2022 | nba

Charlotte Hornets (30-32 SU, 33-27-2 ATS) vs. Milwaukee Bucks (36-25 SU, 26-35-0 ATS)

When: Monday February 28 2022, 08:00 PM (ET)

Where: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

TV: BSSE-CHA

Point Spread: CHA +10/MIL -10 (Opened MIL -10 at Bovada - 50% bonus + rebates on ALL your bets whether they win or lose!)

Total: 241.5 (Opened at 241)

Money Line: Charlotte Hornets 400/Milwaukee Bucks -565

Power Rating: MIL -10

Probable Starting Lineups

Charlotte Hornets PG LaMelo Ball, SG Terry Rozier, SF Miles Bridges, PF PJ Washington, C Mason Plumlee

Milwaukee Bucks PG Jrue Holiday, SG Grayson Allen, SF Khris Middleton, PF Giannis Antetokounmpo, C Bobby Portis

Key Injuries

Hornets
No Reported Injuries

Bucks
Pat Connaughton: finger (OUT) George Hill: neck (OUT) Brook Lopez: back (OUT)

The Milwaukee Bucks host the Charlotte Hornets in a Non-Conference matchup. Tip-off is set for 08:00 PM ET at the Fiserv Forum.

Recent Form

The Charlotte Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 30-32, placing them 9th in the Eastern Conference. Throughout the season, Charlotte has struggled in their 32 road contests, sitting at 15-17. Over the Hornets’ last five games, they have picked up just 1 win. During this stretch, Charlotte is averaging 119.0 points per game, 5.0 points more than their season average of 114.2. This uptick in offensive play has come while playing a group of opponents who are collectively giving up 109.0 points per contest. In this recent cold stretch, the Hornets are allowing an average of 116.0 points per game, similar to their usual rate of 114.6. In the Charlotte Hornets’ most recent game, the team fell to Brooklyn by a score of 127-126.

The Milwaukee Bucks come into this game with an overall record of 36-25, placing them 5th in the Eastern Conference. So far, Milwaukee is above .500 at home, holding a record of 20-12. Over the Bucks’ last five games, they have picked up just 1 win. During this stretch, Milwaukee is averaging 117.0 points per game, 4.0 points more than their season average of 113.3. This uptick in offensive play has come while playing a group of opponents who are collectively giving up 110.0 points per contest. A key reason for the Bucks’ recent struggles is a defensive unit giving up 124.0 points over their last five contests. This figure is up from their season average of 110.1. In the Milwaukee Bucks’ most recent game, the team fell to Brooklyn by a score of 126-123.

Individual Player Analysis

As Charlotte travels to take on the Milwaukee Bucks, the Hornets’ leading scorer is Miles Bridges. Through 60 games, Bridges is averaging 20 points. On the season, he has surpassed his season average in 50.0% of his games. So far, the Bucks are allowing their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their season average in 47.73% of their games, placing them 13rd among NBA defenses. On the other side, Giannis Antetokounmpo leads the Bucks in scoring, averaging 29 points across his 51 games. Throughout the season, Antetokounmpo has outscored his season average in 47.0% of his outings. Given that Charlotte’s defense has struggled to slow down their opponent’s top scorers, Giannis Antetokounmpo should be in line for a big performance. So far, the Hornets have allowed their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their season average in 52.17 of their games, giving them a rank of 13th among NBA defenses.

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Matchup Analysis

Heading into this matchup, the Milwaukee Bucks are the more efficient team on both ends of the court. This scenario has taken place in 21 of Milwaukee’s 63 games, leading to a winning percentage of 62%. So far, the Charlotte Hornets have played 8 games as the inferior offensive and defensive unit. In these instances, they have lost 8 times, by an average margin of -16.0 points.

The Historicals

Heading into today’s matchup, the Charlotte Hornets and Milwaukee Bucks have met up for 3 games. In their last meeting, Charlotte picked up a 103-99 win.

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How the Public is Betting the Hornets vs Bucks

67% are betting the Bucks against the spread.

50% are wagering on the game to go over the posted total of 241.5

Betting Trends Worth Noting

  • Hornets are 2-0-2 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up loss.
  • Hornets are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games as a road underdog.
  • Bucks are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
  • Bucks are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.

Joe’s Pick to Cover the Spread

Heading into this game, the Bucks will be looking to bounce back from a disappointing loss to the banged-up Brooklyn Nets. In terms of betting, the loss wasn’t out of the ordinary as Milwaukee has a home ATS record of just 11-21. In these team’s previous meetings, Charlotte has shown the ability to give the reigning champs fits. However, look for the Bucks to bounce back in a big way as they hold significant advantages across the board. I am taking Milwaukee to cover the spread. Bet your Hornets vs. Bucks pick and ALL your sports bets each day at -105 odds instead of -110 at BetAnySports!