Charlotte Hornets at Milwaukee Bucks - 4/9/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Milwaukee Bucks (32-19) vs Charlotte Hornets (26-24)
Game Info: Friday, April 9, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Fiserv Forum)
Betting Odds: Milwaukee Bucks -8.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Charlotte Hornets and Milwaukee Bucks meet Friday in NBA action at the Fiserv Forum.
The Charlotte Hornets look for a win after winning six of their last nine games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 110.8 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 111.7 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Terry Rozier is averaging 20.3 points and 3.5 assists while Devonte’ Graham is averaging 13.9 points and 2.8 rebounds. Malik Monk is the third double-digit scorer and PJ Washington is dishing 2.7 assists. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 37.9 percent from beyond the arc and 77.2 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game.
The Milwaukee Bucks need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 119.3 points on 48.8 percent shooting and allowing 113 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 28.8 points and 11.4 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 20.4 points and 5.5 assists. Jrue Holiday is the third double-digit scorer and Brook Lopez is grabbing five rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 39.3 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.9 rebounds per game.
The Hornets are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Bucks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The under is 5-1 in Hornets last 6 overall. The over is 10-4 in Bucks last 14 overall. The Hornets are 1-4-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Milwaukee and 8-2-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
The Charlotte Hornets continue to get written off by oddsmakers and are dealing with injuries, but they've covered seven of their last nine games and are losing their last five games by an average of just 2.8 points. The Milwaukee Bucks are on the end of a back to back, and they're dealing with injury issues of their own. This is a lot of points to turn down with the Hornets. I'll take my chances with the underdog here.
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Randy’s Pick Charlotte Hornets +8.5
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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