The Milwaukee Bucks (33-17) host the Charlotte Hornets (15-36) at Fiserv Forum on Tuesday, January 31, 2023. The contest tips at 8:00 PM ET and airs on BSSE. The Hornets are 11-point underdogs in the game. The matchup’s over/under is set at 244.
How to bet Bucks vs. Hornets
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Charlotte Hornets Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 11 points, with sportsbooks listing the Bucks as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Bucks have -574 odds to pick up the win, while the Hornets are listed at +424 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 244 points.
Bucks vs. Hornets Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Tuesday, January 31, 2023
- Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: BSSE
- Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- Arena: Fiserv Forum
Bucks vs. Hornets Betting Trends
In the Bucks’ 50 games this season, they have 27 wins against the spread. Milwaukee has won 29, or 76.3%, of the 38 contests in which it was the favorite this year. The Bucks have eclipsed the over/under in 49% of their opportunities this year (25 times over 51 games with a set point total).
In the Hornets’ 51 games this season, they have 21 wins against the spread. Charlotte has a 10-30 record in games it was the underdog on the moneyline (winning 25% of those games). The Hornets have eclipsed the over/under 52.9% of the time this season (27 of 51 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Bucks vs. Hornets Injury Report
Hornets: Cody Martin: Out (Knee), Kelly Oubre: Out (Hand), Miles Bridges: Out (Personal)
What you need to know about the Milwaukee Bucks
Offensively, Milwaukee is averaging 114.1 points per game (17th-ranked in league). It is surrendering 111.9 points per contest at the other end (seventh-ranked). The Bucks are posting 118.5 points per game when playing at home. Away from home, they are averaging 109.6 points per contest. The Bucks have seen an increase in scoring lately, racking up 120.8 points per game in their last 10 contests, 6.7 points more than the 114.1 they’ve scored this season.
Milwaukee ranks top-five this season in three-point shooting, ranking fifth-best in the league with 14.3 three-pointers per game. Meanwhile, it ranks 15th with a 36.1% shooting percentage from three-point land. The Bucks have taken 55.9% two-pointers and 44.1% three-pointers this year. Of the team’s buckets, 65.5% are two-pointers and 34.5% are three-pointers.
What you need to know about the Charlotte Hornets
In 2022-23, Charlotte is 25th in the NBA on offense (112.2 points scored per game) and third-worst defensively (118.6 points allowed). At home the Hornets are scoring 110.3 points per game, 3.5 fewer points than they are averaging on the road (113.8). In their past 10 games, the Hornets are posting 113.4 points per game, 1.2 more than their season average (112.2).
In 2022-23 Charlotte is 25th in the league in 3-point makes (10.8 per game) and worst in 3-point percentage (32.5%). The Hornets take 35.9% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 64.1% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 25.8% of the Hornets’ baskets are 3-pointers, and 74.2% are 2-pointers.
Our prediction to win this game is the Bucks, and we project that Bucks will cover the spread (Bucks -11). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 244 points.
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