Bucks vs Hornets Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Saturday, December 3, 2022

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The Milwaukee Bucks (15-6) hit the court against the Charlotte Hornets (7-15) as slight, 1.5-point favorites on Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 6:00 PM ET on BSSE. The point total is 220.5 points for this contest.

How to bet Bucks vs. Hornets

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Charlotte Hornets Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 1.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Bucks as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Bucks have -128 odds to pick up the win, while the Hornets are listed at +108 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 220.5 points.

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Bucks vs. Hornets Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, December 3, 2022
  • Game Time: 6:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSSE
  • Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Arena: Spectrum Center

Bucks vs. Hornets Betting Trends

The Bucks are 12-8-1 against the spread this season. Milwaukee has been victorious in 14, or 73.7%, of the 19 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. Bucks games this year have hit the over 45.5% of the time (10 out of 22 games with a set point total).

The Hornets are 10-12-0 against the spread this year. Charlotte has been the moneyline underdog 16 total times this season. Buzz City has gone 4-12 in those games. Hornets games this season have hit the over on 11 of 22 set point totals (50%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Bucks

Bucks Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Giannis Antetokounmpo 18 31.8 11.2 5.5 0.8 1 0.7
Jrue Holiday 17 18.4 5 7.4 1.6 0.5 2.2
Khris Middleton 1 17 2 7 0 0 3
Brook Lopez 21 15.3 5.9 1 0.6 2.9 2.4
Bobby Portis 21 13.4 10.5 2.2 0.4 0.3 1.2

Hornets

Hornets Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Terry Rozier 14 20.9 4.7 5.8 0.7 0.2 2.6
Kelly Oubre Jr. 22 19.8 5.3 1.3 1.7 0.3 2.3
LaMelo Ball 3 19.3 3.7 7 1 0.3 3.3
Gordon Hayward 11 16.3 4.3 4.4 0.6 0.3 1.5
P.J. Washington 22 16.1 4.6 2 0.6 0.9 2
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Bucks vs. Hornets Injury Report

Hornets: Gordon Hayward: Out (Shoulder), Dennis Smith: Out (Ankle), LaMelo Ball: Out (Ankle), Cody Martin: Out (Knee), Miles Bridges: Out (Personal)

What you need to know about the Milwaukee Bucks

Milwaukee has been lifted by its defense, as it ranks fifth-best in the NBA by surrendering just 108.6 points per game. It ranks 15th in the league in points scored (113.1 per contest). When playing at home, the Bucks are scoring 10.5 more points per game (116.6) than they are in away games (106.1). The Bucks have seen a decrease in scoring recently, putting up 112.5 points per game in their last 10 contests, 0.6 points fewer than the 113.1 they’ve scored this year.

With 13.2 three-pointers per game, Milwaukee is seventh in the NBA. It sports a 35.1% shooting percentage from downtown, which ranks 16th in the league. The Bucks have taken 58.3% two-pointers and 41.7% from three-point land this season. Of the team’s baskets, 68.1% are two-pointers and 31.9% are threes.

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What you need to know about the Charlotte Hornets

In 2022-23, Charlotte is fifth-worst in the league on offense (109.5 points scored per game) and 21st on defense (115.4 points allowed). The Hornets score 107.6 points per game at home, and 111.2 away. While the Hornets are posting 109.5 points per game in 2022-23, they have improved that mark in their previous 10 games, tallying 111.5 a contest.

Beyond the arc, Charlotte is fifth-worst in the league in 3-pointers made per game (10.5). And it is second-worst in 3-point percentage at 32.3%. In 2022-23, the Hornets have attempted 65.1% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 34.9% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 74.6% of the Hornets’ baskets have been 2-pointers, and 25.4% have been 3-pointers.

Bucks vs. Hornets Predictions and Pick

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Dan Smullen

Hailing all the way from Dublin, Ireland, Dan Smullen has BSC. in the Sports and Exercise Sciences from the University of Limerick. He is data obsessed. In the past he has worked both as a video performance analyst and provided biometric performance testing and analysis for professional rugby teams. Dan is obsessed about helping the average punter become more successful at sports betting through the assistance of good sports betting data analysis. He has worked with over 200 journalists at multiple editorial teams in his previous role as Head of Search for the largest national news publisher in Ireland.

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