Charlotte Hornets at Milwaukee Bucks Expert NBA Picks Against the Spread 3/9/2019
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center to play the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday, March 9, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee as 11.5 point favorites.
The Hornets have a record of 29-35. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -0.6 as they average 110.8 points per game while giving up 111.4 per contest. The Bucks have an overall mark of 49-16. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They total 117.3 points per contest and give up 108.1, which is a point differential of 9.2.
Valuable Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 29-33-2 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 36-28-0 against the over/under
Important Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 38-25-2 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 30-35-0 against the over/under
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
03/08/19 C Bismack Biyombo Knee is probable Friday vs Washington
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
03/08/19 PG George Hill Groin is questionable Saturday vs Charlotte
Jeremy Lamb comes into this contest averaging 15.2 points per game while playing 28.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 87%. Kemba Walker averages 25.0 points per game in 34.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.8 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 27.1 points per game while playing 33.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 12.6 rebounds per game and has 6.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is at 71%. Khris Middleton averages 17.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.9 rebounds per contest and 4.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte averages 110.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the league. They average 44.2 rebounds per game and 23.2 assists per game, which ranks them 23rd and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 12.7 per game. The Hornets allow 111.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 23rd and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.4 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 25.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee is 2nd in the league with 117.3 points per game this year. They are 4th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 9.2. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 17th in the NBA. They are 1st in the league in rebounding with 49.3 boards per game, and 8th in assists per contest with 26.0. The Bucks are 17th in turnovers per game with 14.0. The Bucks surrender 108.1 points per contest, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 18th in those defensive statistics. They rank 17th with 24.7 assists allowed per contest and 16th with 44.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bucks are 8th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per game.
The Hornets are 14th in the league in defensive rating with 111.5, and their offensive rating of 110.9 is ranked 20th. They are 20th in the NBA in pace with 99.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 22nd. As a unit they are 19th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 11th in the NBA. Charlotte is 29th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 8th in the NBA.
Milwaukee is 20th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 30th in the NBA. The Bucks are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 104.6, and their offensive rating of 113.6 is ranked 1st. They are 5th in the NBA in pace with 102.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 2nd. As a unit they are 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 2nd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Hornets/Bucks NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Milwaukee -11.5
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