Milwaukee Bucks vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction, 1/30/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Bucks vs Charlotte Hornets
Date: Saturday, January 30, 2021
Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
TV: Fox Sports Southeast
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (-7.5)
The Charlotte Hornets (7-11) host the Milwaukee Bucks (11-6) at Spectrum Center on Saturday. Charlotte opens this game as 7.5-point underdogs. The O/U is set at 227.5.
The Milwaukee Bucks played the Toronto Raptors and notched a win by a score of 115-108 in their last contest. Milwaukee finished with a 43.0% field goal percentage (40 out of 93) and made 16 of their 44 shots from distance. From the charity stripe, the Bucks made 19 of their 26 attempts for a percentage of 73.1%. When discussing hauling in rebounds, they earned 59 with 14 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 30 dimes for the matchup in addition to earning 9 steals and 3 rejections. When it comes to the defense, Milwaukee allowed 40.4% from the field on 38 out of 94 shooting. Toronto distributed 26 assists and had 8 steals for this contest. Additionally, the Raptors pulled down 46 boards (10 offensive, 36 defensive) and added 8 rejections. Toronto finished the game at 83.3% from the free throw line by making 10 of their 12 attempts. They converted 22 of 55 attempts from 3-point range.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is one player who was important in the game. He finished with 24 points on 8 out of 14 shooting. He played for 37:47 minutes and also snagged 18 rebounds. Antetokounmpo finished shooting 57.1% from the field and also distributed 9 assists. One more player that had an impact in the game for the Bucks was Khris Middleton. He grabbed 10 rebounds and also accounted for 7 assists. He finished the contest at 47.1% from the floor for the contest by shooting 8-of-17 (24 points). When the game finished, Middleton was on the hardwood for 34:43 minutes.
Milwaukee heads into this game with a mark of 11-6 for the campaign. They turn it over 14.5 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 18.3 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, Milwaukee is pulling down 48.5 boards per contest and is sitting with 451 assists on the year, which has them ranked 11th in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Bucks are connecting on 39.3% on three-point shots (258 of 657) and 73.2% from the charity stripe. They average 119.8 points per outing (1st in the NBA) on 48.7% from the field. Defensively, the Bucks are able to force 13.9 turnovers per game while drawing 19.0 fouls. The Bucks defensively are allowing a field goal percentage of 45.2% (237 of 323) and they relinquish 42.8 boards per contest as a basketball team. They are 6th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 399 surrendered on the campaign. They are conceding 38.6% on three-point shots and they are 17th in basketball in PPG allowed (110.8).
When they last played, the Charlotte Hornets took a defeat with a final score of 116-106 when they played the Indiana Pacers. The Hornets were able to snag 28 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive rebounds totaling 39 for this game. They also blocked 3 tries while earning 3 steals in the matchup. The Pacers had 19 fouls in this matchup which took the Hornets to the charity stripe for a total of 21 shots. They were able to knock down 19 of them for a clip of 90.5%. Pertaining to 3-point shots, Charlotte converted 13 of their 38 attempts (34.2%). Overall, the Hornets went 37 for 90 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.1%. The Hornets allowed the Pacers to make 45 out of 88 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 51.1% in this contest. They shot 40.0% from distance by hitting 16 of 40 and walked away from this one shooting 10 of 12 from the charity stripe (83.3%). Regarding cleaning the glass, Charlotte permitted Indiana to grab 47 in all (11 offensive).
Terry Rozier pitched in for the Hornets for the contest. He converted 8 of 18 for the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 44.4%, which had him sitting at 20 points. Rozier snagged 4 rebounds in his 32:41 minutes of time on the hardwood and accumulated 3 assists for this game. An additional guy that played a role for Charlotte was P.J. Washington. He walked away with 18 points in his 31:33 minutes played by going 6 out of 14 shooting in this matchup. Washington ended up shooting 42.9% from the floor as well as contributing 4 dimes and 8 total rebounds.
Charlotte has a win-loss record of 7-11 for the campaign. The Hornets commit 18.3 fouls per game and they hit 73.7% from the free throw line. Their rate of earning assists is at 27.9 times per contest (1st in the league) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 15.1 times per contest. Charlotte has totaled 1,938 points for the campaign (107.7 per game) and they grab 44.2 rebounds per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Hornets are connecting on 44.7% from the field, which ranks 23rd in the league. The Hornets on the defensive end are ranked 9th in basketball in points given up per game with 109.7. They allow 28.7 dimes and 46.9 rebounds every game, which ranks 30th and 25th in the league. The Charlotte defense concedes 36.2% on shots from beyond the arc (262 of 724) and their opponents are connecting on 72.9% of their foul shots. They are forcing 15.9 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 45.6% from the floor (15th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Charlotte (+7.5)
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