Charlotte Hornets vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction, 2/28/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Charlotte Hornets vs Milwaukee Bucks
Date: Monday, February 28, 2022
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
TV: NBA TV
Fiserv Forum is the site where the Milwaukee Bucks (36-25) will meet the Charlotte Hornets (30-31) on Monday.
The Hornets played the Raptors and went home with a win by a final score of 125-93 in their last contest. Charlotte finished the contest having earned a 55.3% FG percentage (52 out of 94) and made 15 of their 40 3-point shots. At the free throw line, the Hornets made 6 of their 9 tries for a rate of 66.7%. With respect to pulling down boards, they collected 52 with 13 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 34 assists for the game as well as forcing the other team into 4 turnovers and getting 10 steals. When discussing defending, Charlotte let their opponent shoot 44.0% from the floor on 37 of 84 shooting. Toronto earned 36 assists and had 18 steals in the game. In addition, Toronto collected 26 rebounds (10 offensive, 16 defensive) and added 7 blocked shots. Toronto finished the game shooting 56.5% from the charity stripe by making 13 of their 23 shots. They also converted 6 of 23 shots from beyond the arc. Concerning personal fouls, the Hornets walked away with 20 and the Raptors finished the game with 16 personal fouls.
Terry Rozier is a guy who played a role for this game. Rozier went 62.5% from the field and also recorded 9 dimes. He played for 32 minutes played and also totaled 4 rebounds. He ended up walking away with 23 points on 10 of 16 shooting.
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Charlotte steps onto the hardwood with a mark of 30-31 so far this year. They are averaging 114.0 pts per contest (1st in basketball) while hitting 45.8% from the field. The Hornets are connecting on 35.6% on shots from 3-point land (836 of 2,346) and 73.6% from the free throw line. As a team, Charlotte is collecting 45.2 rebounds per game and has accounted for 1,664 dimes for the season, which ranks 2nd in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. They lose possession by turning the ball over 13.4 times per contest and as a group they are committing 20.0 fouls on a nightly basis.
On the defensive end, the Hornets are able to force 15.4 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 19.6 fouls. They surrender 35.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 28th in the league in opponents points per game (114.4). The Hornets are allowing a field goal percentage of 46.2% (2,547 of 5,510) and they relinquish 47.7 boards per contest as a team. They are ranked 30th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,590 relinquished so far this year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Bucks took a defeat with a final score of 126-123 against the Nets. The Bucks were able to pull down 39 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive boards totaling 43 in this contest. They also turned the ball over 14 times, while getting 4 steals in this contest. The Nets earned 7 personal fouls in this matchup which took the Bucks to the charity stripe for a total of 38 shots. They were able to knock down 25 of those for a clip of 65.8%. With regard to 3-point attempts, Milwaukee converted 16 out of 38 tries (42.1%). When all was said and done, the Bucks finished shooting 41 out of 78 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 52.6%. The Bucks permitted the Nets to bury 44 out of 92 attempts from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 47.8% in this game. They shot 38.2% from 3-point land by connecting on 13 out of 34 and finished the contest at 25 of 33 at the free throw line (75.8%). In the matter of how they attacked the glass, Milwaukee allowed Brooklyn to snag 28 in all (12 on the offensive side).
Bobby Portis ended up being important for the Bucks for this contest. Portis had 30 points in his 36 mins of playing time, but didn't get an assist. He converted 11 of 18 in this contest for a field goal rate of 61.1%, and had 12 rebounds.
Milwaukee has a win-loss mark of 36-25 for the season. As an offensive unit, the Bucks are connecting on 46.1% from the floor, which ranks them 14th in basketball. Milwaukee has accounted for 6,913 pts for the campaign (113.3 per contest) and they grab 46.4 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 23.4 times per game (20th in the NBA) and they turn it over 13.6 times per contest. The Bucks commit 18.2 fouls per game and they shoot 77.2% from the charity stripe.
The Bucks defensively are ranked 16th in the league in PPG given up with 110.1. They have forced 13.4 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 44.9% from the field (9th in the league). The Milwaukee defense gives up 34.4% on 3-point shots (858 of 2,492) and opponents are connecting on 74.3% of their foul shots. They allow 25.2 assists and 44.9 rebounds per contest, which ranks them 22nd and 18th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Charlotte
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