Milwaukee vs. Charlotte Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Friday, February 9, 2024

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A pair of struggling squads hit the court when the Milwaukee Bucks (33-19) host the Charlotte Hornets (10-40) on February 9, 2024. The Bucks will look to break a three-game losing run against the Hornets, who have lost nine straight.

The Bucks are a double-digit favorite against the Hornets when the Bucks and the Hornets meet. The Bucks are favored by 14.5 points. The over/under for the game is 228.5.

Bucks vs. Hornets Odds

Point Spread for Bucks vs. Hornets

The spread for this matchup is set at 14.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Bucks as the favorite.

Milwaukee vs. Charlotte Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Milwaukee has -1350 odds to win the game, while Charlotte is listed at +800 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 228.5 points.

Game Time and How to Watch

  • When: Friday, February 9, 2024 at 8:00 PM ET
  • Where: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • TV: BSW

Bucks vs. Hornets Betting Trends

The Bucks are 19-32-1 against the spread this season. This season, Milwaukee has been favored 46 times and won 33, or 71.7%, of those games. Bucks games have finished with a final combined score above the over/under 29 times out of 50 chances this season.

The Hornets are 17-32-1 against the spread this season. Charlotte has been an underdog in 46 games this season and has come away with the win eight times (17.4%) in those contests. Hornets games have gone over the total 27 times this season.

Bucks vs. Hornets Key Players to Watch

Bucks

Giannis Antetokounmpo’s numbers for the season are 31.1 points, 6.4 assists and 11.2 boards per contest, shooting 61.0% from the floor (10th in NBA). Brook Lopez averages 13.2 points, 5.5 boards and 1.6 assists per contest, shooting 49.3% from the field and 35.1% from beyond the arc, with 1.8 made 3-pointers per contest. Bobby Portis averages 12.4 points, 6.9 boards and 1.0 assists per game, shooting 49.3% from the field and 37.2% from downtown, with 1.1 made 3-pointers per contest. Malik Beasley’s numbers for the season are 11.2 points, 4.0 boards and 1.4 assists per game, shooting 46.2% from the field and 43.7% from beyond the arc, with 2.8 made 3-pointers per game.

Hornets

Miles Bridges averages 21.9 points, 7.2 boards and 3.3 assists, making 46.4% of his shots from the floor and 36.9% from 3-point range, with 2.5 triples per contest. Brandon Miller’s averages on the season are 16.5 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists per contest, making 44.2% of his shots from the floor and 38.3% from beyond the arc, with 2.3 treys per contest. The Hornets get 9.3 points per game from Nick Richards, plus 7.9 boards and 0.9 assists. The Hornets receive 8.1 points, 3.6 boards and 1.7 assists per game from Grant Williams.

What you need to know about the Bucks

The Bucks have a top-five offense this season, ranking second-best in the league with 123.0 points per game. On defense, they rank 24th with 120.0 points allowed per contest. The Bucks are averaging 43.8 boards per game (11th-ranked in NBA) this year, while allowing 44.1 rebounds per contest (17th-ranked). The Bucks rank 13th in the NBA with 26.8 assists per game.

Milwaukee is scoring 124.9 points per game this season when playing at home, which is 4.0 more points than it is averaging on the road (120.9). Milwaukee ranks fifth-best in the NBA by sinking 14.2 threes per game. In terms of three-point percentage, it ranks eighth in the league at 37.7%. Milwaukee is ceding 12.2 three-pointers per game (ninth-ranked in league). It is allowing opposing teams to shoot 35.3% (sixth-ranked) from downtown.

The Bucks have a 3-7 record against the spread while going 4-6 overall in their past 10 games. Three of Milwaukee’s past 10 contests have gone over the total. On offense, the Bucks have had a hard time putting the ball in the basket over their last 10 games, scoring 116.0 points per contest over that stretch as opposed to the 123.0 they’ve racked up over the course of this year. Milwaukee’s defense has been more stingy lately, as the team has allowed 117.3 points per game during its last 10 compared to the 120.0 points per game its opponents average this season.

What you need to know about the Hornets

The Hornets are the third-worst squad in the league in points scored (108.7 per game) and 25th in points allowed (120.4). Charlotte is the third-worst squad in the league in rebounds per game (40.8) and fifth-worst in rebounds allowed (45.1). The Hornets are 25th in the league in assists (24.8 per game) in 2023-24.

At home, the Hornets score 108.5 points per game. Away, they score 108.9. The Hornets are 19th in the NBA in 3-pointers made (12.0 per game) and 19th in 3-point percentage (36.2%). Defensively, Charlotte is 25th in the league in 3-pointers allowed per game at 13.7. It is worst in 3-point percentage conceded at 39.8%.

The Hornets have gone 1-9 in their past 10 contests, with a 3-7 record against the spread in that span. In its past 10 games, Charlotte has gone over the total seven times. Charlotte is scoring 110.2 points per game over its past 10 games, which is 1.5 more than its average for the season (108.7). The Hornets are surrendering 122.8 points per contest in their past 10 games, compared to their season average of 120.4 points allowed.

Bucks vs. Hornets Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this matchup is Bucks, and we expect that Bucks will cover the spread (Bucks -14.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 228.5 points.

How to bet Bucks vs. Hornets

You can bet on Milwaukee vs. Charlotte at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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