Last Updated Mar 01, 2022, 01:03 AM
Charlotte Hornets vs. Milwaukee Bucks Predictions, Picks, Odds
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Nationally televised NBA action will resume on Monday night with a compelling Eastern Conference showdown between the Charlotte Hornets and Milwaukee Bucks. Coverage begins from Fiserv Forum at 8:00 p.m. ET on NBA TV.
Bucks 121, Hornets 111
Under 241.5 (-110) at BetMGM
Hornets vs. Bucks Predictions
After finishing 10th in the East with a record of 33-39 SU last year, Charlotte bounced back with a surprisingly strong start to this season, as the Hornets opened with an impressive 26-20 SU and 29-17 ATS run – while ranking second in the league and scoring 114.4 PPG and sixth in offensive efficiency across that window (114.4 PPG, 1.093 OE).
The Hornets’ offense has been incredibly inconsistent as of late though, considering Charlotte enters Monday riding a bumpy 4-11 SU and 4-9-2 ATS skid – while scoring 109 PTS or less in eight of those contests (112.3 OPPG).
On the other hand, Milwaukee posted a surprisingly slow start to the season, as the Bucks kicked things off with a lackluster 6-8 SU and ATS skid – with four of those SU losses coming in matchups they were favored in.
The Bucks have quietly dominated since their opening skid though, considering Milwaukee enters Monday riding a sturdy 30-17 SU stretch, with 23 of those victories coming by eight points or more – despite sitting just 20-27 ATS across that timeframe.
I’ll take the under here, as the Hornets enter Monday riding a frustrating 3-8 SU skid, while averaging just 109.5 OPPG during that timeframe – setting the stage for a tough road matchup against a Bucks squad that’s scored 120+ PTS in six of their last eight contests (123.8 OPPG).
Hornets vs. Bucks Betting Odds
Hornets vs. Bucks Betting Resources
- Matchup: Southeast vs. Central
- Date: Monday, February 28, 2022
- Venue: Fiserv Forum
- Location: Milwaukee, WI
- TV-Time: NBA TV - 8:00 p.m. ET
- Injury Report
Charlotte Hornets Betting Analysis
- SU: 30-31
- ATS: 33-26-2
- O/U: 29-31-1
After last year’s underwhelming 33-39 SU showing, Charlotte immediately bounced back with a red-hot start to this season, as the Hornets opened with an impressive 26-20 SU and 29-17 ATS run – despite getting tagged as underdogs in 34 of those matchups.
The Hornets’ offense has been shaky as of late though, considering Charlotte enters Monday riding a lackluster 4-11 SU skid – while tallying 110 PTS or less in over half of those contests (8).
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Analysis
- SU: 36-25
- ATS: 26-35
- O/U: 31-30
After finishing with the best record in the East in two of the last three regular seasons, Milwaukee’s rough start was a bit of a head-scratcher, as the Bucks’ compiled a record of 162-65 SU across the previous three seasons – and then opened this season just 6-8 SU.
Milwaukee has played excellent basketball, when healthy, since mid-November though, considering the Bucks enter Saturday riding a sturdy 30-17 SU run – with a decent chunk of those losses coming in the absence of Giannis Antetokounmpo (5).
Hornets vs. Bucks Head-to-Head
The Hornets won two-of-three regular-season matchups against Milwaukee last year, with both of Charlotte’s wins soaring over the total at an average 243 PPG – while Milwaukee’s lone victory stayed under with a score of 114-104. The Hornets are also 2-1 SU against Milwaukee this season, with both of Charlotte’s victories staying under the total set for Monday’s affair at an average of 211 PPG – while Milwaukee’s lone win went over with a score of 127-125.
Key Players to Watch
- CHA: LaMelo Ball - PG (19.9 PPG, 7.1 REB, 7.5 AST)
- CHA: Miles Bridges - PF (19.9 PPG, 7.3 REB, 3.6 AST)
- MIL: Giannis Antetokounmpo - PF (29.4 PPG, 11.3 REB, 6 AST)
- MIL: Khris Middleton - SG (19.5 PPG, 5.4 REB, 5.3 AST)
Hornets vs. Bucks Betting Conclusion
After dropping a heartbreaker against Brooklyn on Saturday night (L, 126-123), the Bucks enter Monday’s contest as generous home favorites over the Hornets at Fiserv Forum – marking the fifth straight game Charlotte has been an underdog in.
I’ll take the under here, as despite the Bucks sitting just 9-6 SU in their last 15 games, they still averaged 118.4 OPPG across that window – likely presenting a steep uphill battle for a Hornets squad that’s averaging just 109.5 OPPG across their latest 3-8 SU skid.
Hornets vs. Bucks Betting Trends
- The Hornets are 7-1 ATS in their last eight matchups against Milwaukee.
- The total has gone UNDER in three of the last four matchups between Charlotte and Milwaukee.
- The Bucks are 0-5 ATS in their last five games.
- The total has gone OVER in eight straight Bucks' games.