Friday, February 19, 2016
BMO Harris Bradley Center
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to BMO Harris Bradley Center to play the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday, February 19, 2016. The opening line for this game has Charlotte as 1 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 203.5.
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The Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 27-26 and a road record of 8-17. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.1 as they are averaging 102.1 points per game while giving up 100.9 per contest. Charlotte is 5-6 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 17-13. They are 7-3 in their last 10 games. The Bucks have an overall record of 22-32 and a home record of 15-8. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They are averaging 98.1 points per game and surrendering 102.9, good for a point differential of -4.7. Milwaukee has a division record of 4-4 and a conference record of 16-16. In their last 10 games they are 3-7.
Kemba Walker comes into this contest averaging 20.5 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Hornets. He pulls down 4.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Nicolas Batum averages 14.9 points per game in 35.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.6 assists per contest and 6.5 rebounds per game for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Khris Middleton averages 17.9 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per contest this year for the Bucks. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 15.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.1 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Charlotte averages 102.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 52.7 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per game which ranks them 10th and 21st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 13.1 per game. The Hornets allow 100.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.7 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 23.4 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Milwaukee averages 98.1 points per game this year which ranks them 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 6th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the NBA. They average 49.3 rebounds per game and 22.9 assists per contest which ranks them 27th and 8th respectively. In the turnover department the Bucks rank 25th with 15.4 per game. The Bucks allow 102.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 19th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.6 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 23.9 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. The Bucks force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the NBA.
The Hornets average 100.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 111 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 14.3 per contest. The Hornets have an offensive rating of 105.4 and a defensive rating of 104.2. In terms of pace they average 95.5 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Charlotte turns the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Bucks score 101.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 97.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 1.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 0.2 points per game. The Bucks rating on offense is 103.9 and they have a defensive rating of 108.9. They get 93.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 19% of their shot attempts. Milwaukee turns the ball over on 14.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 26-26-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 24-27-2 against the over/under
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 28-26-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 29-24-1 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
12/30/15 C Al Jefferson Knee out indefinitely
02/16/16 F Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Shoulder out for season
Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
12/14/15 PG Greivis Vasquez Ankle expected to miss 3-4 months
02/04/16 F John Henson Back out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Charlotte
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