If you’re on the hunt for predictions regarding Bucks vs. Hornets, look no further. The Hornets are hitting the road to challenge the Bucks on Friday, Feb 9 at 8:00 ET. Currently, the total is 230.5, with the Bucks being favored by 13.5. Keep reading to get our Bucks vs. Hornets player props and predictions.
Bucks vs. Hornets Odds
- Spread: Bucks -13.5
- Total 230.5
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- Date: Friday, Feb 9
- Time: 8:00 ET
- Location: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee WI
- TV: BSW
Hornets Betting Trends
- Over their last five games, the Hornets have an over/under record of 4-1 and are 2-3 vs. the spread.
- Across their five previous road games, Charlotte has an ATS mark of 1-4. Their straight up record in these matchups was 1-4 while averaging 107 points per game.
- Through their last three games as the betting underdog, the Hornets have a strong record vs the spread going 2-1. Their straight up mark in these contests is 0-3.
Bucks Betting Trends
- In their last five games, the Bucks have an over/under record of 4-1 and are 2-3 vs. the spread.
- Through their last three home contests, the Bucks offense has averaged 114 points per game while allowing an average of 118. Milwaukee posted an overall record of 1-2 while going 1-2 ATS.
- In their last three games as the betting favorite, the Bucks have a strong straight up record of 2-1. In addition, their ATS record was 2-1 in these scenarios.
Taking a Look at the Hornets Chances on the Road
The Hornets have lost nine straight games and are 10-40 overall this season. In the Eastern Conference, they are in 13th place and are 4th in the Southeast Division. On the road, Charlotte is 5-19 compared to 5-21 at home.
As the underdog, the Hornets are 8-38 this season, and they are 17-27 against the spread as the underdog. Today, they are 13.5-point underdogs and have gone 2-2 ATS as the underdog.
Charlotte’s O/U record for the season is 27-23, and their games have averaged 229.1 points per game. The average O/U line in their games is 228.2.
In their last game, the Hornets lost to the Raptors by a score of 123-117. The O/U line for that game was 226.5, and Charlotte covered the spread as 7-point underdogs.
Heading into their matchup with the Bucks, the Hornets have struggled offensively this season. They are currently 28th in the NBA in scoring at 108.7 points per game. This is the same average they have on the road this season.
When it comes to three-point shooting, the Hornets are 20th in the league in three-point percentage at 36%. On average, they make 12 threes per game, which is also 20th in the NBA.
In terms of pace, Charlotte is 22nd in the league at 98 possessions per game. They have also struggled at the free-throw line, ranking last in the NBA in both free throws made and attempted per game.
As they prepare for the upcoming game, the Hornets are focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 120.4 points per game (25th). In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Hornets’ defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 57.8% while allowing 39.4% from downtown.
Pressure Builds for Milwaukee as Home Favorites
This season, the Bucks have been favored in 46 of their 52 games. As the favorite, they have a scoring differential of +5.4 points per game. As the favorite, their ATS record is 18-28.
At home, the Bucks are 10-17 ATS and have an average scoring differential of +5.3 points per game. At home, their straight-up record is 21-6.
In their last three games, the Bucks have not covered the spread. Their current ATS record for the season is 19-33.
Milwaukee’s O/U record for the season is 29-23, and today’s line of 230.5 is lower than 41 of their games. On average, their games have finished with 243 points.
The Bucks lost their last game to the Timberwolves by a score of 129-105. They were 2.5-point underdogs going into the game and are now 33-19 on the season, which is 3rd in the Eastern Conference.
At home, the Bucks are scoring 124.9 points per game, which is 2nd in the NBA. Overall, they are 2nd in scoring at 123 points per game. They have outscored the NBA scoring average in 73.1% of their games.
Milwaukee is one of the top three-point shooting teams in the league, averaging 14.2 made threes per game (5th). They are also 4th in field goal percentage at 49%.
When it comes to pace, the Bucks are 4th in the NBA at 101.6 possessions per game. In terms of assists, they are 13th with 26.8 per game.
The Bucks’ defense is presently ranked 24th in the league, allowing an average of 120.0 points per contest. Opponents are hitting 54.9% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 34.9% of their three-point attempts.
Bucks vs. Hornets Player Props
A player prop we are looking at is Miles Bridges and his points prop of 26.5.
Currently, the over for this prop is sitting at a payout of -125 while the under is at -109. In this game against the Bucks, we suggest betting on the under for Miles Bridges and his points prop set at 26.5. Our player projection model anticipates him not reaching his prop, with a projected total of 23.
- The Prop: Miles Bridges Under 26.5 Points (-109)
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Bucks vs. Hornets Predictions
The Bucks is our pick to not only win with a projected score of 125-91. But we also favor them to cover the spread. Our bet is on the Bucks at -13.5.
Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 230.5 and given that our model is projecting 216 points between the teams, we like the under.
The Pick: Bucks -13.5 | at Fanduel Sportsbook