Bucks vs. Hornets - 2/19/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Charlotte Hornets (27-26) at Milwaukee Bucks (22-32)
NBA Basketball: Friday, February 19, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Bradley Center)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks PK -- Over/Under: 203.5 See the Latest Odds
The Charlotte Hornets and Milwaukee Bucks meet Friday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
The Charlotte Hornets look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 102.1 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 100.9 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 20.5 points and five assists while Nicolas Batum is averaging 14.9 points and 6.5 rebounds. Jeremy Lin is dishing 3.3 assists and Marvin Williams is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 35.3 percent from beyond the arc and 78.9 percent from the free throw line. The Hornets are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have lost six of their last 10 road games.
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The Milwaukee Bucks need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 98.1 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 102.9 points on 45 percent shooting. Khris Middleton is averaging 17.9 points and four assists while Greg Monroe is averaging 16.7 points and 9.7 rebounds. Giannis Antetokounmpo is grabbing 7.1 rebounds and Michael Carter-Williams is dishing 5.5 assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Bucks are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.7 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have won six of their last seven home games.
The Hornets are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Central and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 3 or more days rest. The Bucks are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 vs. Eastern Conference and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS win. The Hornets are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Milwaukee and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
The Charlotte Hornets are simply the better basketball team here and have beaten the Bucks in eight of the last 10 meetings. Milwaukee is just way too inconsistent and doesn't seem like a team that's trying to get into the playoffs. The Hornets are. I like Charlotte in a toss up.