Saturday, January 16, 2016
Time Warner Cable Arena
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The Milwaukee Bucks travel to Time Warner Cable Arena to play the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday, January 16, 2016. The opening line for this game has Charlotte as 5.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 201.5.
The Bucks come into this game with an overall record of 16-25 and a road record of 5-18. They are 5th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.7 as they are averaging 97.9 points per game while giving up 103.6 per contest. The Hornets have an overall record of 18-20 and a home record of 14-7. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 101.2 points per game and surrendering 100, good for a point differential of 1.2.
Khris Middleton comes into this contest averaging 17.1 points per game while playing 35.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Bucks. He pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 15.4 points per game in 33.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 6.9 rebounds per game for Milwaukee. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Kemba Walker averages 19.1 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per contest this year for the Hornets. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 4.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Nicolas Batum averages 15.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.4 rebounds per contest and 5.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Milwaukee averages 97.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 11th in the league. They average 48.4 rebounds per game and 23.4 assists per game which ranks them 29th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 15 per game. The Bucks allow 103.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.2 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 23.8 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Charlotte averages 101.2 points per game this year which ranks them 16th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 25th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the NBA. They average 52.5 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per contest which ranks them 12th and 19th respectively. In the turnover department the Hornets rank 1st with 13 per game. The Hornets allow 100 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 18th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.5 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 23.2 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. The Hornets force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the NBA.
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 21-20-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 23-17-1 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 17-20-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 17-20-1 against the over/under
Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
12/14/15 PG Greivis Vasquez Ankle expected to miss 3-4 months
01/15/16 G O.J. Mayo Hamstring is downgraded to doubtful Friday vs. Atlanta
01/14/16 PG Jerryd Bayless Ankle doubtful Friday vs. Atlanta
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
12/30/15 C Al Jefferson Knee out indefinitely
11/05/15 F Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Shoulder out for season
01/14/16 G Jeremy Lamb Toe injured last game, "?" Friday vs. New Orleans
Josh's Pick: Take Milwaukee
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