Milwaukee Bucks at Charlotte Hornets NBA Picks & Predictions 11/1/2017
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
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The Milwaukee Bucks head to Spectrum Center to take on the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. The opening line for this game has Charlotte as 2 point favorites.
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The Bucks head into this matchup with a mark of 4-2. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.8 as they are averaging 104.5 points per contest while giving up 103.7 per game. The Hornets have an overall mark of 4-3. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 102.9 points per contest and giving up 101.4, which is a point differential of 1.5.
Valuable Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 3-2-1 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 4-2-0 against the over/under
Important Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 4-3-0 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 2-5-0 against the over/under
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
10/29/17 C Greg Monroe Calf is out indefinitely
10/16/17 F Jabari Parker Knee out indefinitely
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
10/16/17 PG Michael Carter-Williams Knee is out indefinitely
10/16/17 G Nicolas Batum Elbow OUT 6-8 weeks
Khris Middleton comes into this game averaging 17.2 points per contest while playing 36 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 95%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 34.7 points per contest in 39 minutes per game this year. He averages 5.5 assists per game and 10.7 rebounds per contest for Milwaukee. His field goal percentage is 63% for the season while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Kemba Walker has scored 24.4 points per contest while playing 34.9 minutes per game this season for the Hornets. He hauls in 3.9 rebounds per contest and has 6.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 91%. Jeremy Lamb averages 17.1 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 31.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.3 rebounds per game and 3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee averages 104.5 points per contest this year, which is 15th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.83 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a unit, which has them ranked 2nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 38.5 boards per contest and 23.3 assists per game, which ranks them 30th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 19th with 14.8 per game. The Bucks allow 103.7 points per contest which is 14th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 15th and 25th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 42.2 rebounds a game which ranks 4th, and they allow 21.8 assists per game which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte is 19th in the NBA with 102.9 points per contest this season. They are 20th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 1.43. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 20th in the league. They are 1st in the NBA in rebounding with 51.4 boards per contest and 27th in assists per game with 18.6. The Hornets are 23rd in turnovers per contest with 14.7. The Hornets give up 101.4 points per game, which ranks them 10th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 2nd and 4th in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 21.6 dimes allowed per game and 20th with 45.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Hornets are 2nd in the league in forcing turnovers with 11.9 per contest this year.
The Bucks are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 106.8, and their offensive rating of 107.6 is ranked 15th. They are 21st in the NBA in pace with 97.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 3rd. As a unit they are 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 19th in the NBA. Milwaukee is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 11th in the NBA.
Charlotte is 23rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 29th in the NBA. The Hornets are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 100.8, and their offensive rating of 102.2 is ranked 25th. They are 10th in the NBA in pace with 100.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 22nd. As a unit they are 24th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 17th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Bucks/Hornets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Milwaukee +2
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