The Fiserv Forum plays host to a matchup between the Milwaukee Bucks (33-17) and the Charlotte Hornets (15-36) on Tuesday. The Milwaukee Bucks hold the second seed in the Eastern Conference after winning 33 of their 50 games, while 15 wins in 51 matches leave the Charlotte Hornets with the 14th seed in the Eastern Conference. A run of four straight wins leaves the Milwaukee Bucks in good shape ahead of this matchup. The Charlotte Hornets will do everything to halt the home team’s winning streak. However, judging by the latest odds on the betting lines, they’ll have their work cut out for this one.
Form Milwaukee Bucks
Form-wise, the Milwaukee Bucks are looking strong on the back of four consecutive wins. A 135-110 triumph over the New Orleans Pelicans last time extended their winning streak, leaving them 7-3 in their last 10 matches overall.
The Milwaukee Bucks are more of an average side for the offensive side of the game. Entering Tuesday’s matchup, the hosts are averaging 114.1 points per game. The home defense ranks around the middle of the pack compared to the rest of the league, limiting opponents to 111.9 points per game.
The Milwaukee Bucks are living up to expectations as a postseason contender. In the regular season, last season’s Conference semi-finalists rank second in the Eastern Conference. They’re 33-17 this year and sit first in the Central Division after 50 games.
Bobby Portis is the only reported injury concern for the Milwaukee Bucks ahead of Tuesday’s game.
Form Charlotte Hornets
The Charlotte Hornets went 15-36 for the season last time out by defeating the Miami Heat 122-117. In their past ten matches, they’ve gone 4-6 and are also 2-3 in their last five on the road.
The Charlotte Hornets average 112.2 points per contest, putting them near the middle of the pack among NBA teams for most points. The away team has one of the worst defensive records in the entire league. The defense has allowed an average 118.6 points in 51 games, leaving much to be desired.
Chances of reaching even the Play-In Tournament look unlikely for the Charlotte Hornets. Following their failure to advance past the preliminary playoff competition last year, they’ve gone 15-36 this season. That leaves the away team 14th in the Eastern Conference and fifth in the Southeast Division.
Kelly Oubre Jr. and Cody Martin are both carrying injuries going into the latest Charlotte Hornets game.
The total reached 240.5 points in the most recent encounter between these teams in January 2023. The matchup ended in a 109-138 road victory for the Charlotte Hornets. Both teams have failed to claim the upper hand in this series in recent years, having claimed five wins apiece from their previous ten matchups
The Milwaukee Bucks tallied 111.6 points on average per game from their ten most recent head-to-head games against the Charlotte Hornets. The latter managed an average of 112.4 points in comparison.
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- Moneyline (ML): Charlotte Hornets (+525) | Milwaukee Bucks (-752)
- Against the spread (ATS): Charlotte Hornets +12.0 (-110) | Milwaukee Bucks -12.0 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 240.5 (-110) | (-110)
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Bet Milwaukee Bucks to win (1.13) for the outright win on the moneyline.
The Milwaukee Bucks enter Tuesday’s matchup as the favorites, priced at -752 odds on the moneyline. This implies there is a 88% probability that this match will end in a home win. Considering they’re riding a four-game win streak at Fiserv Forum, and won their last match, the Milwaukee Bucks will surely fancy their chances. The Charlotte Hornets are seen as the weaker team with odds of +525. Although they got a victory in their last match, they have had difficulty away from home lately, losing two consecutive road games.
The Milwaukee Bucks (-752) have won four of the last five home matches and look like the sound choice on the moneyline against a Charlotte Hornets side, which has slipped to defeat in three of its last five road trips.
Against the Spread
Take the Milwaukee Bucks -12.0 (1.91) as they are the best bet.
The oddsmakers have the Milwaukee Bucks pinned down as the 12-point favorites against the Charlotte Hornets, leaving the hosts as the clear-cut choice for the win. In the last ten matchups in this series, the average points margin between these two sides was 11.4 points.
It’s been nip and tuck as far as the Milwaukee Bucks’ recent home record against the Charlotte Hornets is concerned. Both teams have a 50% win rate from their past four matchups at the Fiserv Forum, with an average points margin of 15.8 points between them. In terms of covering the spread, the Milwaukee Bucks have been a safe bet recently. They have covered the spread in their last two outings, going 3-2 ATS in their last five matchups in all.
Charlotte Hornets, on the other hand, have covered the spread in four of their last six games. In their past 10 matches, the Charlotte Hornets went 4-6 ATS and also ended up 4-5-1 ATS from their ten most recent road trips.
Take the Total under 240.5 (1.91) for the best over/under bet
An entertaining game with plenty of points could be on the cards on Tuesday. The Milwaukee Bucks and the Charlotte Hornets have averaged 224 points from their past ten matchups after all, as well as 245.25 points in the last five at Fiserv Forum.
The total line is set at 240.5. The Milwaukee Bucks and the Charlotte Hornets’ combined points total has not exceeded this 240.5 line seven times in their last ten matchups. Betting Under on the Total market returns odds of -110.
The past ten Milwaukee Bucks games produced 235.7 points per game on average, with the total going over in the last two. Impressively, the total has gone over in no less than four of the last five home games for the Milwaukee Bucks. They are 5-5 in the over/under market in their past 10 games overall.
The Charlotte Hornets, on the other hand, have cashed in on the over in five of their last six games played on the road. Interestedly, over was a winning bet in four of the last five road games for the Charlotte Hornets, who are 7-3 against the total for their last 10 home and away matches combined.