Milwaukee Bucks at Charlotte Hornets NBA Picks & Predictions 10/17/2018
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
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The Milwaukee Bucks travel to Spectrum Center to play the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Charlotte as 1 point favorites.
The Bucks come into this game after finishing last season with an overall record of 44-38. They were 3rd in the Central Division. They had a point differential of -0.3 as they averaged 106.5 points per game while giving up 106.8 per contest. The Hornets had an overall mark of 36-46 last year. They were 3rd in the Southeast Division. They averaged 108.2 points per contest and gave up 108.0, which was a point differential of 0.2.
Valuable Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks were 37-47-5 against the spread last season
The Milwaukee Bucks were 51-36-0 against the over/under last year
Important Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets were 33-45-4 against the spread last season
The Charlotte Hornets were 41-40-0 against the over/under last year
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Giannis Antetokounmpo averaged 26.9 points per game in 36.7 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 4.8 assists per contest and 10.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage was 53% for the year while his free throw percentage was 76%. Khris Middleton comes into this contest after averaging 20.1 points per game while playing 36.4 minutes per night last season. He pulled down 5.2 rebounds per game and dished out 4.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 47% while his free throw percentage was at 88%.
Jeremy Lamb averaged 12.9 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 24.6 minutes per contest. He also averaged 4.1 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 46% and his free throw percentage was 86%. Kemba Walker averaged 22.1 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per contest last year. He grabbed 3.1 rebounds per game and had 5.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 43% and his free throw percentage finished at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bucks allowed 106.8 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 16th in the league. They also allowed a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 21st and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 42.7 rebounds a game which ranked 12th, and they gave up 23.6 assists per contest which put them in 18th place in the league. They forced 15.6 turnovers per game which ranked them 29th in the league. Milwaukee averaged 106.5 points per contest last season, which ranked them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin was -0.3 and their shooting percentage was 48% as a team, which had them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shot 36% which was good for 21st in the league. They averaged 39.8 rebounds per game and 23.2 assists per game, which ranked them 30th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 20th with 13.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hornets surrendered 108.0 points per contest, which ranked them 19th in the NBA. Their defense allowed a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 27th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 25th with 24.7 assists allowed per contest, and 19th with 43.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hornets were 7th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game last season. Charlotte was 10th in the league with 108.2 points per game last year. They were 23rd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin was 0.3. They shot 37% from 3-point range, which was good for 10th in the NBA. They were 4th in the league in rebounding with 45.4 boards per game and 24th in assists per contest with 21.6. The Hornets were 28th in turnovers per game with 12.7.
The Bucks were 9th in the league in defensive rating with 110.1, and their offensive rating of 109.8 was ranked 18th. They were 20th in the NBA in pace with 96.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% was 8th. As a unit they were 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 25th in the NBA. Milwaukee was 17th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 53%, which was 11th in the NBA.
Charlotte was 29th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 53%, which was 8th in the league. The Hornets were 13th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.4, and their defensive rating of 109.1 was ranked 16th. In terms of pace they were 8th in the league with 98.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% was 25th. As a team they were 17th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 22nd in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Charlotte -1
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