Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Time Warner Cable Arena
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The Milwaukee Bucks travel to Time Warner Cable Arena to play the Charlotte Hornets on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Charlotte as 4.5 point favorites.
The Bucks come into this game with an overall record of 37-36. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.2 as they are averaging 104.4 points per game while giving up 104.2 per contest. The Hornets have an overall record of 33-40. They currently are 4th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 105.1 points per game and surrendering 104.2, good for a point differential of 0.9.
Valuable Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 32-41-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 39-33-1 against the over/under
Important Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 32-38-3 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 36-37-0 against the over/under
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
03/25/17 F John Henson Thumb out indefinitely
02/28/17 F Michael Beasley Knee out indefinitely
02/09/17 F Jabari Parker ACL out for season
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
03/03/17 C Miles Plumlee Calf out indefinitely
02/06/17 PG Ramon Sessions Knee out indefinitely
Greg Monroe comes into this contest averaging 11.9 points per game while playing 22.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Bucks. He pulls down 6.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 23.1 points per game in 35.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.4 assists per contest and 8.5 rebounds per game for Milwaukee. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
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Kemba Walker averages 22.9 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per contest this year for the Hornets. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 5.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Nicolas Batum averages 14.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.2 rebounds per contest and 6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee averages 104.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.26 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 40.4 rebounds per game and 24.2 assists per game which ranks them 29th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 13.8 per game. The Bucks allow 104.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.4 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 24 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte averages 105.1 points per game this year which ranks them 14th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 27th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the NBA. They average 44.3 rebounds per game and 23.3 assists per contest which ranks them 8th and 11th respectively. In the turnover department the Hornets rank 29th with 11.7 per game. The Hornets allow 104.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 15th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 44.5 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 24.1 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. The Hornets force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the NBA.
The Bucks have an offensive rating of 109.7 and a defensive rating of 109.4. In terms of pace they average 94.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Milwaukee turns the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Hornets rating on offense is 108.6 and they have a defensive rating of 107.6. They get 95.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shot attempts. Charlotte turns the ball over on 10.8 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Who will win tonight's Bucks/Hornets NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Charlotte -4.5
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