Saturday, March 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 Saturday, March 26, 2016. The opening line for this game has Charlotte as 2.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 204.5.
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The Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 41-30 and a road record of 14-19. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.2 as they are averaging 103 points per game while giving up 100.8 per contest. Charlotte is 7-7 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 26-15. They are 8-2 in their last 10 games. The Bucks have an overall record of 30-42 and a home record of 21-14. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They are averaging 99.1 points per game and surrendering 102.8, good for a point differential of -3.6. Milwaukee has a division record of 4-9 and a conference record of 19-24. In their last 10 games they are 4-6.
Kemba Walker comes into this contest averaging 21 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Hornets. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Nicolas Batum averages 15.1 points per game in 35.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.6 assists per contest and 6.2 rebounds per game for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Khris Middleton averages 18.3 points per game while playing 36.6 minutes per contest this year for the Bucks. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 4.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 16.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.6 rebounds per contest and 4.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Charlotte averages 103 points per contest this season which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 52.4 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per game which ranks them 13th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 12.7 per game. The Hornets allow 100.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.1 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 23.1 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league.
Milwaukee averages 99.1 points per game this year which ranks them 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 5th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 16th in the NBA. They average 49.2 rebounds per game and 23 assists per contest which ranks them 29th and 8th respectively. In the turnover department the Bucks rank 24th with 15.1 per game. The Bucks allow 102.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 17th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.6 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 24 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. The Bucks force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in the NBA.
The Hornets average 100.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 96.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -2.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 0 per contest. The Hornets have an offensive rating of 106.5 and a defensive rating of 104.3. In terms of pace they average 95.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. 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 11.8 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 93.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -6.3 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 104.7 and they have a defensive rating of 108.5. They get 94 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 19% of their shot attempts. Milwaukee turns the ball over on 14.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 37-33-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 32-37-2 against the over/under
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 37-34-1 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 36-35-1 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
03/25/16 F Marvin Williams Ankle is upgraded to probable Friday vs. Detroit
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
03/10/16 G O.J. Mayo Ankle out for season
03/07/16 PG Michael Carter-Williams Hip out for season
02/29/16 F Steve Novak MCL out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Milwaukee
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