Milwaukee Bucks vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction, 4/27/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Bucks vs Charlotte Hornets
Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
TV: Bally Sports Southeast
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (-8.5)
The Charlotte Hornets (30-30) play the Milwaukee Bucks (37-23) at Spectrum Center on Tuesday. Charlotte opens this game as 8.5-point underdogs. The total is set at 220.5.
The Milwaukee Bucks faced the Atlanta Hawks and went home with a loss by a final score of 111-104 in their last contest. Milwaukee finished with a 48.1% FG percentage (39 out of 81) and made 8 of their 28 shots from beyond the arc. At the free throw line, the Bucks made 18 of their 23 attempts for a rate of 78.3%. In regard to grabbing boards, they compiled 41 with 4 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 20 assists for the contest as well as forcing the opposition into 9 turnovers and getting 6 steals. Pertaining to defense, Milwaukee let their opponent shoot 45.5% from the floor on 40 of 88 shooting. Atlanta recorded 23 dimes and had 6 steals in this game. Moreover, Atlanta pulled down 44 rebounds (5 offensive, 39 defensive) and had 6 blocked shots. Atlanta finished shooting 78.3% at the charity stripe by burying 18 of 23 shots. They also made 13 of 35 tries from 3-point range.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is one player who came through for the game. He racked up 31 points on 11 out of 17 shooting. He was on the court for 35:21 mins and snagged 14 boards. Antetokounmpo finished the game shooting 64.7% from the floor and earned 4 assists. One more player that was a major contributor in the game for the Bucks was Khris Middleton. He pulled down 6 rebounds in his 33:57 min on the hardwood. He walked away from this one shooting 50.0% from the field in the matchup by going 9-of-18 (23 points). When this game wrapped up, Middleton earned 2 assists.
Milwaukee will play this game with a win-loss mark of 37-23 so far this year. The Bucks are shooting 39.4% on 3-pointers (881 of 2,237) and 75.8% from the charity stripe. They average 119.3 pts per contest (1st in basketball) while connecting on 48.5% from the field. They turn it over 14.1 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 17.1 fouls per contest. As a unit, Milwaukee is pulling in 48.2 rebounds per game and is sitting with 1,534 assists on the year, which is 11th in the NBA in terms of passing. On the defensive end, the Bucks are able to force 13.2 turnovers every game while drawing 18.1 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 16th in basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,503 relinquished for the season. The Bucks defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 45.3% (789 of 1,086) and they concede 43.3 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They concede 37.4% from beyond the arc and they are 20th in the league in opponents PPG (112.9).
When they last played, the Charlotte Hornets walked away with a victory by a final of 125-104 when they played the Boston Celtics. The Hornets snagged 36 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards for a total of 46 in the game. They turned the ball over 11 times, while getting 7 steals for this contest. The Celtics had 13 fouls in this game which took the Hornets to the charity stripe for a total of 11 shots. They were able to bury 10 of those for a rate of 90.9%. In the matter of shots from 3-point land, Charlotte made 21 of 43 tries (48.8%). When this game wrapped up, the Hornets shot 47 out of 93 from the floor which had them shooting 50.5%. The Hornets allowed the Celtics to convert 34 of their 88 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 38.6% in this matchup. They finished 34.1% from three-point range by going 14 out of 41 and finished the game at 22 out of 26 at the free throw line (84.6%). With respect to rebounding, Charlotte permitted Boston to snag 41 in all (11 on the offensive side).
Devonte' Graham ended up being a major contributor for the Hornets for the game. He knocked down 7 out of 14 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and tallied 2 rebounds. Graham tallied 24 points in his 31:41 mins on the hardwood and accumulated 9 dimes in this game. One more player that was important for Charlotte was P.J. Washington. He came away with 5 assists in 38:36 mins on the hardwood, and he converted 8 of 12 from the floor. Washington ended the game having shot 66.7% from the field while also earning 22 points and 12 rebounds.
Charlotte has a win-loss mark of 30-30 so far this year. When it comes to offense, the Hornets are shooting 45.8% from the floor, which ranks 21st in the NBA. Charlotte has accounted for 6,594 pts for the season (109.9 per contest) and they average 43.6 rebounds per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 26.9 times per contest (5th in the NBA) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 15.1 times per game. The Hornets commit 18.0 personal fouls per contest while shooting 77.0% from the free throw line. The Hornets on the defensive side of the court are 13th in basketball in points allowed per game with 111.1. They relinquish 27.3 assists and 44.7 total rebounds per game, which is 30th and 19th in basketball. The Charlotte defense surrenders 36.7% on 3-point shots (886 of 2,415) and opponents are knocking down 75.2% of their shots from the free throw line. They have forced 15.0 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 46.6% from the floor (17th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Charlotte (+8.5)
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