The Milwaukee Bucks (25-13) host the Charlotte Hornets (10-29) at Fiserv Forum on Friday, January 6, 2023. The contest starts at 8:00 PM ET and airs on BSSE. The Hornets are 10.5-point underdogs in the game. The over/under in the contest is set at 229.5.
How to bet Bucks vs. Hornets
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Charlotte Hornets Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 10.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Bucks as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Bucks have -483 odds to pick up the win, while the Hornets are listed at +367 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 229.5 points.
Bucks vs. Hornets Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Friday, January 6, 2023
- Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: BSSE
- Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- Arena: Fiserv Forum
Bucks vs. Hornets Betting Trends
The Bucks have 20 wins against the spread in 38 games this year. Milwaukee has come away with 22 wins in the 30 contests it has been listed as the favorite in this season. Bucks games this year have gone over the total in 19 out of 39 opportunities (48.7%).
The Hornets have 16 wins against the spread in 39 games this season. Charlotte has a 6-23 record in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 20.7% of those games). Hornets games this season have eclipsed the over/under 19 times in 39 opportunities (48.7%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Bucks: MarJon Beauchamp: Probable (Thigh), George Hill: Probable (Illness), Giannis Antetokounmpo: Probable (Knee), Jrue Holiday: Probable (Conditioning), Joe Ingles: Out (Conditioning), Khris Middleton: Out (Knee)
Hornets: Gordon Hayward: Doubtful (Hamstring), Cody Martin: Probable (Knee), Kelly Oubre: Out (Hand), Miles Bridges: Out (Personal)
What you need to know about the Milwaukee Bucks
Milwaukee has a top-five defense this season, ranking fifth-best in the league with 110.5 points allowed per game. Offensively, it ranks 19th with 112.5 points scored per contest. The Bucks are scoring 117.5 points per game when playing at home. When playing on the road, they are averaging 106.9 points per contest. In their last 10 games, the Bucks have been racking up 113.3 points per game, an average that’s slightly higher than the 112.5 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.
So far this season, Milwaukee is making 12.9 treys per game (eighth-ranked in NBA) and is shooting 34% (23rd-ranked) from downtown. The Bucks have taken 57.8% two-pointers and 42.2% three-pointers this season. Of the team’s buckets, 68.5% are two-pointers and 31.5% are three-pointers.
What you need to know about the Charlotte Hornets
In 2022-23, Charlotte is 25th in the NBA offensively (111.3 points scored per game) and third-worst defensively (118.4 points conceded). The Hornets average 109.5 points per game at home, and 113 away. Over their past 10 games, the Hornets are averaging 114.6 points per game, 3.3 more than their season average (111.3).
Beyond the arc, Charlotte is 25th in the NBA in 3-pointers made per game (10.7). It is worst in 3-point percentage at 32.1%. The Hornets take 35.7% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 64.3% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 25.8% of the Hornets’ buckets are 3-pointers, and 74.2% are 2-pointers.
Our prediction to win this contest is the Bucks, and we predict that Bucks will cover the spread (Bucks -10.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 229.5 points.
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