Milwaukee Bucks at Charlotte Hornets NBA Picks & Predictions 11/26/2018
Monday, November 26, 2018
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The Milwaukee Bucks travel to Spectrum Center to play the Charlotte Hornets on Monday, November 26, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee as 3.5 point favorites.
The Bucks have a record of 14-5. They are 1st in the Central Division. They have a point differential of 11.8 as they average 121.7 points per game while giving up 109.9 per contest. The Hornets have an overall mark of 9-9. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They total 115.1 points per contest and give up 110.2, which is a point differential of 4.8.
Valuable Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 11-8-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 14-5-0 against the over/under
Important Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 12-6-0 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 9-9-0 against the over/under
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
11/25/18 F Ersan Ilyasova Knee is questionable Monday vs Charlotte
11/17/18 G Donte DiVincenzo Knee is out indefinitely
11/16/18 F John Henson Wrist is out indefinitely
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
11/25/18 PG Tony Parker Ribs is downgraded to out Sunday vs Atlanta
11/24/18 SF Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Ankle is questionable Sunday vs Atlanta
Giannis Antetokounmpo comes into this contest averaging 27.2 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 13.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 58% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 68%. Khris Middleton averages 19.2 points per game in 31.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.2 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 91%.
Jeremy Lamb averages 14.3 points per game while playing 26.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 92%. Kemba Walker averages 28.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 6.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee averages 121.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 11.8 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 9th in the league. They average 50.7 rebounds per game and 27.4 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 9th with 14.9 per game. The Bucks allow 109.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 2nd and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.9 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 23.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte is 6th in the league with 115.1 points per game this year. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 4.8. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 11th in the NBA. They are 19th in the league in rebounding with 44.5 boards per game, and 9th in assists per contest with 24.7. The Hornets are 29th in turnovers per game with 12.3. The Hornets surrender 110.2 points per contest, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 15th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 19th with 23.9 assists allowed per contest and 18th with 45.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hornets are 18th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per game.
The Bucks are 1st in the NBA in offensive rating with 116.8, and their defensive rating of 105.5 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 103.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league. Milwaukee is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 25th in the league.
Charlotte is 29th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 17th in the NBA. The Hornets are 5th in the league in defensive rating with 109.1, and their offensive rating of 113.9 is ranked 12th. They are 15th in the NBA in pace with 99.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 9th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Bucks/Hornets NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Charlotte +3.5
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