Charlotte Hornets vs. Milwaukee Bucks - 1/24/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction
Milwaukee Bucks at Charlotte Hornets
Friday, January 24, 2020 at 3:00 PM (Accorhotels Arena)
Bucks -13.5 O/U 219
The Milwaukee Bucks travel to the AccorHotels Arena to take on the sputtering Charlotte Hornets. The Bucks have won their last seven games and nine of their last ten, the most recent a home win over the Chicago Bulls, winning 111-98 to improve their record on the season to 39-6 on the year. Charlotte has lost their last seven games, the most recent loss an embarrassing loss to the Orlando Magic, mustering only 83 points to drop their record on the season to 15-30.
The Bucks have been one of the best teams in the NBA this season and specifically their offense that comes in averaging 119.4 points per game. The Bucks are led by MVP favorite Giannis Antetokumpo who is averaging 30 points, 12.9 rebounds and 5.6 assists per game which leads the team in all three major categories. Giannis is shooting 55.4% from the field. Key contributor Khris Middleton averages 19.5 points per game while adding 5.7 rebounds and 3.9 assists.
The Hornets have the worst offense points-wise in the NBA averaging just 103.3 points per game. The Hornets are led in scoring by Devonte Graham who is averaging 18.6 points per game while adding 7.7 assists and 3.6 rebounds. Graham has been a huge boost this season for the Hornets to pair with offseason acquisition Terry Rozier who comes in averaging 17.9 points per game while adding 4.4 assists.
Charlotte has also struggled on the defensive end allowing 110.5 points per game to rank 16th in the NBA in scoring defense but has allowed opponents to shoot 47.9% from the field which ranks them 28th in the NBA in defensive field goal percentage. The Bucks have allowed 106.7 points per game which ranks them 9th in scoring defense in the NBA but has the fastest pace in the NBA and has held teams to 41% from the field which ranks 1st in the NBA.
The Milwaukee Bucks come in as one of the best bets in the NBA and bring in a 25-20 record ATS and have covered in four of their last six games. The Hornets come in with a 21-22-2 record ATS. Final score prediction, the Bucks lead the league in average score margin and roll through the Hornets winning the game with a 121-95 final score.