Charlotte Hornets vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction, 1/6/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Charlotte Hornets vs Milwaukee Bucks
Date: Friday, January 6, 2023
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
TV: Bally Sports Wisconsin
Fiserv Forum is the site where the Milwaukee Bucks will meet the Charlotte Hornets on Friday.
The Hornets took the court against the Grizzlies and took a loss by a score of 131-107 in their last contest. When talking about fouls, the Hornets walked away with 23 and the Grizzlies finished the game with 16 fouls. They knocked down 9 of their 30 tries from 3-point range. Memphis finished the contest at 75.7% at the charity stripe by converting 28 of their 37 shots. In addition, Memphis pulled down 59 rebounds (11 offensive, 48 defensive) and added 8 blocks. Memphis dished out 28 assists and had 10 steals for the contest. Concerning defense, Charlotte let their opponent shoot 50.0% from the floor on 47 of 94 shooting. They also recorded 25 assists for this game in addition to forcing 14 turnovers and earning 11 steals. Pertaining to hauling in boards, they compiled a total of 44 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. From the free throw line, the Hornets converted 20 of 24 attempts for a percentage of 83.3%. Charlotte finished with a 40.4% FG percentage (38 out of 94) and knocked down 11 out of their 38 shots from 3-point land.
LaMelo Ball is a player who came through in this matchup. He finished with 23 points on 7 out of 23 shooting. He played 35 minutes and collected 4 rebounds. Ball ended up going 30.4% from the floor and totaled 12 assists.
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Charlotte heads into this game with a record of 10-29 on the year. They have an average of 111.3 points per outing (25th in the league) while going 44.4% from the floor. The Hornets are connecting on 32.1% on 3-point shots (418 of 1,301) and 74.7% from the free throw line. As a unit, Charlotte is pulling down 45.7 boards per contest and is sitting with 974 dimes this year, which has them ranked 13th in the league in terms of passing the rock. They are losing possession via turnover 14.1 times per contest and as a group they commit 21.4 fouls every game.
When they are on defense, the Hornets are able to force 15.4 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 20.9 fouls. They are ranked 29th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,026 relinquished this season. The Hornets defensively are allowing a field goal percentage of 48.2% (1,681 of 3,489) and they relinquish 46.6 rebounds per contest as a team. They are conceding 35.7% on 3-pointers and they rank 28th in basketball in PPG from their opponents (118.4).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Bucks got the victory with a final of 104-101 when they faced the Raptors. The Bucks were able to pull down 60 defensive boards and 13 offensive boards for a total of 73 for the contest. They turned it over 25 times, while getting 4 steals in this matchup. The Raptors had 23 personal fouls for this contest which took the Bucks to the free throw line for 30 attempts. They were able to knock down 21 of those for a percentage of 70.0%. With regard to shooting from beyond the arc, Milwaukee converted 13 of 39 tries (33.3%). Overall, the Bucks finished shooting 35 out of 88 from the floor which had them shooting 39.8%. The Bucks allowed the Raptors to make 38 of their 116 tries from the floor which left them with a rate of 32.8% for this game. They finished 19.6% from 3-point land by going 9 out of 46 and finished the contest at 16 out of 20 from the free throw line (80.0%). When talking about cleaning up the glass, Milwaukee permitted Toronto to collect 47 in total (14 on the offensive glass).
Giannis Antetokounmpo ended up having an impact for the Bucks for the contest. He made 7 out of 18 in this game giving him a field goal percentage of 38.9%, and tallied 21 rebounds. Antetokounmpo recorded 30 points in his 40 minutes on the hardwood and added 10 assists in this contest.
Milwaukee has a win-loss record of 25-13 on the season. The Bucks have committed 18.7 fouls every game while shooting 74.3% from the free throw line. Their rate of earning assists is at 24.4 times per contest (17th in the NBA) and they are turning it over 15.7 times per contest. Milwaukee has accounted for 4,275 pts this year (112.5 per game) and they grab 49.4 boards per contest. In terms of offensive execution, the Bucks are connecting on 45.5% from the floor, which ranks them 25th in the NBA.
The Milwaukee defense allows 34.4% on shots from 3-point land (434 of 1,261) and opponents are connecting on 78.1% of their free throw attempts. They have given up 22.7 assists and 43.5 boards every game, which is ranked 1st and 15th in the league. The Bucks on defense are ranked 6th in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 110.5. They have forced 12.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 45.1% from the floor (2nd in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Charlotte
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