Milwaukee Bucks (15-6) vs. Charlotte Hornets (7-15)
December 3, 2022 6:00 pm EDT
The Line: Charlotte Hornets +6; Over/Under: +224
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The Milwaukee Bucks and Charlotte Hornets meet Saturday in NBA action at the Spectrum Center. The Milwaukee Bucks have won 4 of their last 6 games. The Charlotte Hornets have split their last 6 games.
The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 112.3 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 107.4 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 31.3 points and 11.5 rebounds, while Jrue Holiday is averaging 17.8 points and 4.9 rebounds. Brook Lopez is the third double-digit scorer and Bobby Portis is grabbing 10.6 rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 71.9 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.8 rebounds per game.
The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 109.2 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 115.4 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Terry Rozier is averaging 20.5 points and 4.7 rebounds, while Kelly Oubre Jr. is averaging 19.7 points and 5.2 rebounds. LaMelo Ball is the third double-digit scorer and Gordon Hayward is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 32 percent from beyond the arc and 72.7 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game.
The Bucks are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest. The Hornets are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Bucks last 5 overall. The under is 20-8-1 in Hornets last 29 home games. The Bucks are 1-9 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Charlotte and 2-7 ATS in the last 9 meetings.
The Charlotte Hornets are coming off a nice win last night, and the Bucks are coming off a frustrating loss. I still can’t side with the Hornets, a team that’s missing their top player and still loses at home by an average of 4.2 points and 8.7 points in the underdog role. The Milwaukee Bucks usually do a fine job of bouncing back from losses. I’ll lay the chalk.