Bucks vs Hornets predictions 1/24/20 NBA Picks & Betting Tips
Game: Milwaukee Bucks vs Charlotte Hornets
Date: Friday, January 24, 2020
Location: AccorHotels Arena in Paris, France
TV: NBA TV
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee -13.5
PJ Washington and the Charlotte Hornets (15-30, 3rd in the Southeast Division) host the Milwaukee Bucks (39-6, 1st in the Central Division) at AccorHotels Arena on Friday, January 24, 2020. The line on this contest has Milwaukee as 13.5 point favorites. The total is set at 219.5.
The Bucks cover 55.6% of the time, having gone 25-20-0 ATS. Charlotte is covering 48.9% of the time, going 22-23-0 against the spread.
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Giannis Antetokounmpo comes into this contest averaging 30.0 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 12.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 55% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 61%. Eric Bledsoe averages 14.8 points per game in 26.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.1 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
PJ Washington averages 12.6 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 68%. Terry Rozier averages 17.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 4.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee averages 119.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 1st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 12.6 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 51.7 rebounds per game and 26.0 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 14.6 per game. The Bucks allow 106.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 1st and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.0 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 23.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte is 30th in the league with 103.3 points per game this year. They are 26th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -7.2. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 17th in the NBA. They are 27th in the league in rebounding with 42.6 boards per game, and 16th in assists per contest with 23.9. The Hornets are 12th in turnovers per game with 15.1. The Hornets surrender 110.5 points per contest, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 20th in those defensive statistics. They rank 30th with 27.0 assists allowed per contest and 18th with 46.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hornets are 17th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per game.
The Bucks are 3rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.5, and their defensive rating of 101.5 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 104.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 1st. As a team they are 2nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 4th in the league. Milwaukee is 21st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 30th in the league.
Charlotte is 6th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 3rd in the NBA. The Hornets are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 113.3, and their offensive rating of 106 is ranked 28th. They are 30th in the NBA in pace with 96.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 24th. As a unit they are 25th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% 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 Milwaukee -13.5
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