Charlotte Hornets at Milwaukee Bucks NBA Picks & Predictions 10/23/2017
Monday, October 23, 2017
BMO Harris Bradley Center
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The Charlotte Hornets head to BMO Harris Bradley Center to take on the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday, October 23, 2017. The opening line for this game has Milwaukee as 6.5 point favorites.
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The Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 1-1. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.0 as they are averaging 99.5 points per game while giving up 96.5 per contest. The Bucks have an overall mark of 2-1. They currently are 3rd in the Central Division. They are averaging 106.0 points per contest and giving up 108.7, which is a point differential of -2.7.
Valuable Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 1-1-0 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 0-2-0 against the over/under
Important Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 1-1-1 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 3-0-0 against the over/under
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
10/22/17 F Cody Zeller Knee is OUT Monday vs. Milwaukee
10/22/17 F Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Personal is downgraded to OUT Monday vs. Milwaukee
10/19/17 G Malik Monk Ankle is out indefinitely
10/16/17 PG Michael Carter-Williams Knee is out indefinitely
10/16/17 G Nicolas Batum Elbow OUT 6-8 weeks
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
10/16/17 F Jabari Parker Knee out indefinitely
Dwight Howard comes into this game averaging 15 points per contest while playing 32 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 15 rebounds per contest and distributes 0.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 62% while his free throw percentage is 40%. Kemba Walker averages 25 points per contest in 36.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 6.5 assists per game and 5 rebounds per contest for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Giannis Antetokounmpo has scored 38.3 points per contest while playing 38.3 minutes per game this season for the Bucks. He hauls in 9.7 rebounds per contest and has 5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 67% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Greg Monroe averages 6 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 14 minutes per game. He also brings in 4 rebounds per game and 0.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 50%.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte averages 99.5 points per contest this year, which is 21st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 3 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a unit, which has them ranked 26th. From 3-point territory they shoot 30%, which is good for 25th in the NBA. They average 52 boards per contest and 16.5 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 5th with 19 per game. The Hornets allow 96.5 points per contest which is 9th in the NBA. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 2nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.5 rebounds a game which ranks 11th, and they allow 21.5 assists per game which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 11 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee is 14th in the NBA with 106 points per contest this season. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is -2.67. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 18th in the league. They are 30th in the NBA in rebounding with 36.3 boards per contest and 16th in assists per game with 21.3. The Bucks are 18th in turnovers per contest with 14.7. The Bucks give up 108.7 points per game, which ranks them 19th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 46% shooting percentage and a 41% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 22nd and 25th in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 22 dimes allowed per game and 12th with 43 boards surrendered per contest. The Bucks are 16th in the league in forcing turnovers with 16 per contest this year.
The Hornets are 27th in the league in defensive rating with 94.4, and their offensive rating of 97.3 is ranked 26th. They are 11th in the NBA in pace with 102.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 23rd. As a unit they are 17th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the NBA. Charlotte is 5th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions while forcing 9.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 45%, which is 28th in the NBA.
Milwaukee is 16th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 8th in the league. The Bucks are 12th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.1, and their defensive rating of 112.9 is ranked 6th. In terms of pace they are 24th in the league with 96.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 4th. As a team they are 5th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 18th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Hornets/Bucks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Charlotte +6.5
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