Milwaukee Bucks vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction, 11/17/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Milwaukee Bucks vs Charlotte Hornets
Date: Friday, November 17, 2023
Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
TV: Bally Sports Southeast-Charlotte
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (-5)
Spectrum Center is the location where the Charlotte Hornets (3-7) will attempt to beat the Milwaukee Bucks (7-4) on Friday. Milwaukee is 5-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under has been set at 226.
The Bucks took the court against the Bulls and went home with a win by a final score of 118-109 in their last contest. When talking about personal fouls, the Bucks finished with 23 while the Bulls finished the game with 25 personal fouls. They also buried 14 out of their 42 tries from beyond the arc. Chicago finished the contest at 90.5% from the free throw line by making 19 of 21 tries. On top of that, Chicago pulled down 47 boards (18 offensive, 29 defensive) and added 5 blocks. Chicago totaled 24 assists and had 9 steals for this contest. In regard to defending, Milwaukee let their opponent shoot 38.0% from the floor on 38 out of 100 shooting. They also recorded 23 assists for this contest in addition to forcing 6 turnovers and having 3 steals. When talking about rebounding, they collected a total of 53 with 13 of them being offensive. At the charity stripe, the Bucks made 20 of their 28 attempts for a rate of 71.4%. Milwaukee finished with a 47.2% field goal percentage (42 of 89) and converted 15 of their 47 shots from beyond the arc.
Damian Lillard is one player who was a major factor in this matchup. He racked up 37 points on 9 of 18 shooting. He played for 31 minutes and also collected 4 rebounds. Lillard ended up going 50.0% from the field and distributed 13 assists.
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Milwaukee will enter this contest with a mark of 7-4 this year. They are losing possession via turnover 14.6 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 20.3 fouls every game. As a unit, Milwaukee is collecting 40.9 boards per game and has 250 assists for the campaign, which is 27th in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Bucks are connecting on 37.0% on shots beyond the perimeter (152 of 411) and 75.9% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 117.0 pts per contest (6th in the NBA) while hitting 48.2% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Bucks have forced 14.0 turnovers per contest while drawing 21.6 fouls. They are conceding 35.7% from beyond the arc and they are 24th in the league in opponents PPG (117.7). The Bucks are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 46.3% (471 of 1,017) and they relinquish 46.8 boards per game as a squad. They are ranked 20th in the NBA in giving up assists with 290 conceded on the season.
When they last played, the Hornets took a defeat with a final score of 111-105 against the Heat. When talking about team rebounding, Charlotte allowed Miami to get 42 in total (10 on the offensive side). They finished 25.8% from 3-point land via 8 out of 31 and ended up shooting 23 of 28 at the free throw line (82.1%). The Hornets allowed the Heat to bury 40 of their 83 attempts from the floor which left them with a rate of 48.2% in the game. When this game wrapped up, the Hornets shot 36 for 81 from the field which gave them a percentage of 44.4%. Concerning 3-pointers, Charlotte knocked down 15 out of 32 tries (46.9%). They were able to make 18 of them for a clip of 81.8%. The Heat committed 19 personal fouls for the game which got the Hornets to the charity stripe for a total of 22 attempts. They also coughed it up 18 times, while recording 6 steals in this game. The Hornets pulled down 32 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive rebounds totaling 45 in this contest.
P.J. Washington ended up being a factor for the Hornets in this game. He converted 12 of 23 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 52.2%, and had 6 rebounds. Washington scored 32 points in his 36 mins on the hardwood and had 1 assist in this game.
Charlotte has a record of 3-7 for the year. As an offense, the Hornets are shooting 47.7% from the floor, which ranks them 12th in the NBA. Charlotte has scored 1,150 pts so far this year (115.0 per game) and they pull in 45.4 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 25.1 times per contest (17th in the league) and they are losing possession via turnover 14.7 times per game. The Hornets have committed 21.8 fouls per contest and they go 75.9% from the charity stripe.
The Charlotte defense allows 38.2% from downtown (139 of 364) and their opponents are making 78.0% of their free throw attempts. They have conceded 27.9 dimes and 42.0 rebounds every game, which has them ranked 28th and 8th in the NBA. The Hornets on defense are ranked 27th in the league in PPG surrendered with 121.9. They are forcing 13.6 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 49.0% from the floor (26th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Milwaukee (-5)
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