Wednesday, October 26, 2016
BMO Harris Bradley Center
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to BMO Harris Bradley Center to play the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday, October 26, 2016. The opening line for this game has Milwaukee as 1 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 199.5.
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The Hornets had an overall record of 48-34 and a road record of 18-23 last season. They were 3rd in the Southeast Division. They had a point differential of 2.7 as they averaged 103.4 points per game while giving up 100.7 per contest. Charlotte was 8-8 against division opponents and they had a conference record of 33-19. They were 7-3 in their last 10 games. The Bucks had an overall record of 33-49 and a home record of 23-18 last year. They were 5th in the Central Division. They averaged 99 points per game and surrendered 103.2, good for a point differential of -4.2. Milwaukee had a division record of 4-12 and a conference record of 21-31. In their last 10 games they were 3-7.
Kemba Walker averaged 20.9 points per game while playing 35.6 minutes per night last season for the Hornets. He pulled down 4.4 rebounds per game and dished out 5.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 43% while his free throw percentage finished at 85%. Nicolas Batum averaged 14.9 points per game in 35 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 5.8 assists per contest and 6.1 rebounds per game for Charlotte. His field goal percentage was 43% for the year while his free throw percentage was 85%.
Jabari Parker averaged 14.1 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per contest last year for the Bucks. He grabbed 5.2 rebounds per game and had 1.7 assists per contest for the year. His field goal percentage was 49% and his free throw percentage finished at 77%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averaged 16.9 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 35.3 minutes per contest. He also averaged 7.7 rebounds per contest and 4.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 51% and his free throw percentage was 72%.
Charlotte averaged 102.4 points per contest last season which ranked them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin was 1.8 and their shooting percentage was 44% as a team which had them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shot 36% which was good for 8th in the league. They averaged 51.7 rebounds per game and 21 assists per game which ranked them 16th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 1st with 12.3 per game. The Hornets allowed 100.6 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 9th in the league. They also allowed a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 52.5 rebounds a game which ranked 16th and they gave up 22.9 assists per contest which put them in 21st place in the league. They forced 13.3 turnovers per game which ranked them 22nd in the league.
Milwaukee averaged 99 points per game last year which ranked them 24th in the league. Their average scoring margin was -4.2 and their shooting percentage was 47% as a team which had them sitting in the 5th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shot 35% which was good for 21st in the NBA. They averaged 49.3 rebounds per game and 23.1 assists per contest which ranked them 30th and 9th respectively. In the turnover department the Bucks ranked 25th with 15.2 per game. The Bucks allowed 103.2 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 17th in the league. They also allowed a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 14th in those defensive statistics. Opponents averaged 51.2 rebounds a game which ranked 12th and they gave up 24.5 assists per contest which put them in 28th place in the league. The Bucks forced 15.5 turnovers per game which ranked them 8th in the NBA.
The Hornets averaged 100.3 points per game on the road last season and they scored 84.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They had an average scoring differential of -2.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference was -12.7 per contest. The Hornets had an offensive rating of 107.1 and a defensive rating of 104.3 last season. In terms of pace they averaged 95.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage was 50%. As a team they had a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Charlotte turned the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions and they forced 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 50%.
The Bucks scored 100.9 ppg at home and they averaged 99.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They had an average scoring differential of -4.3 in their past 3 contests and at home last season they had a difference of -1 points per game. The Bucks rating on offense was 104.3 and they had a defensive rating of 108.7. They got 94.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they had an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they had a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempted 3 pointers on 19% of their shot attempts. Milwaukee turned the ball over on 14.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents averaged 14.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year was 51%.
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets were 42-38-2 against the spread last year
The Charlotte Hornets were 40-40-2 against the over/under last year
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks were 39-42-1 against the spread last year
The Milwaukee Bucks were 40-41-1 against the over/under last year
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
10/24/16 G Brian Roberts Hamstring is downgraded to doubtful Wednesday vs. Milwaukee
10/24/16 F Cody Zeller Knee is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs. Milwaukee
10/24/16 F Marvin Williams Finger is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs. Milwaukee
10/22/16 C Frank Kaminsky Foot "?" Wednesday vs. Milwaukee
Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
10/25/16 F Michael Beasley Elbow probable Wednesday vs. Charlotte
10/22/16 F Giannis Antetokounmpo Illness probable Wednesday vs. Charlotte
10/22/16 F Khris Middleton Hamstring out indefinitely
10/22/16 G Rashad Vaughn Ankle probable Wednesday vs. Charlotte
Josh's Pick: Take Charlotte
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