The NBA is set up with a great night of basketball action on April 27. Six games are up on the board throughout Tuesday night. One of these games are between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Charlotte Hornets. These two teams have been solid this season and will look for a big win in this one. This game will tip off at around 7:00 PM Eastern time.
Milwaukee has earned a record of 37-23 throughout this season, which has them sitting in third place of the Eastern Conference. The Bucks are coming off a loss in their last game and have lost three of their last five. Milwaukee is two games back on the Philadelphia 76ers for the second seed. The Bucks will look to get back on track in this one.
The Hornets have put up a record of 30-30 to this point in the season, which has them in eighth place of the Eastern Conference. Charlotte has a three game lead on the tenth seeded Wizards and a game and a half back on the sixth seed. The Hornets have won back to back games and have won three of their last five. Charlotte will look to keep up this winning streak on Tuesday night.
These two teams are sitting in the playoff picture, which should lead to an exciting night of basketball on Tuesday. The Bucks have been the stronger team this season, but Charlotte will look to bounce back with a win in this one. Both teams will look to control the pace early as they look for a big win. The Hornets have had Milwaukee’s number this season and will look to keep that up in this one.
The Bucks and the Hornets have met up twice so far this season. Charlotte hosted the first game on January 30. Giannis Antetokounmpo dropped 34 points, 18 rebounds and 9 assists. Jrue Holiday added 21 points, but it was not enough. Gordon Hayward and LaMelo Ball each had 27 points, while Malik Monk finished with 18 points. The Hornets earned a big 126-114 win on the night.
The second game of the season series shifted to Milwaukee on April 9. Jordan Nwora scored 24 points and Jeff Teague added 19 points. It still was not enough for the Bucks though. Miles Bridges dropped 26 points, while Terry Rozier and Devonte’ Graham both finished with 20 points. Charlotte’s starting lineup combined for 103 points to lift the Hornets to a 127-119 win on the road.
Charlotte has won both games against the Bucks so far this season and will look to keep it up in this one. The Hornets have been able to get a nice spread of scoring in both games and will look to keep it up in this one. Charlotte is missing some key players still and will need players to step up once again in this one. Milwaukee will look to control the pace in this one as they look for a big win.
Field Goal Shooting
Milwaukee has been strong shooting the ball so far this season. The Bucks have made around 48.5 percent of their shots from the field, which is 4th in the NBA. Milwaukee has been shooting 39.4 percent from deep, which is 2nd in the league. The Bucks have made 75.8 percent of their shots from the free throw line, which is 24th in the NBA.
The Hornets have struggled a bit shooting the ball this season. Charlotte has shot 45.8 percent from the field, which is 21st in the league. The Hornets have drained around 37.7 percent of their shots from behind the arc, which is 7th in the NBA. Charlotte has sunk 77 percent of their shots from the charity stripe, which is 20th in the league.
The Bucks have the edge shooting the ball in this one and have been better on defense. Milwaukee has held opposing teams to a 45.3 percent from the field, which is 4th in the league. The Hornets have allowed their opponents to shoot 46.6 percent from the field, which is 17th in the NBA. The Bucks will need their defense to slow down Charlotte if they want a win in this one.
Giannis Antetokounmpo has been the leader for the Bucks throughout this season. Antetokounmpo is averaging 28.5 points and 11.5 rebounds per game. Khris Middleton has averaged 20 points per game. Jrue Holiday is averaging 17 points, while Brook Lopez and Bobby Portis have both averaged 11.5 points per game. Donte DiVincenzo rounds out the lineup, averaging 10.5 points per game.
Terry Rozier has had a great season with Charlotte so far. Rozier has averaged 20.5 points per game. Devonte Graham is averaging 14 points per game this season. P.J. Washington has averaged around 12.5 points and 6.5 rebounds, while Miles Bridges is averaging 12 points per game off the bench. The Hornets will need players to step up in this one though.
The Hornets have had a nice spread of scoring this season, but with Gordon Hayward, LaMelo Ball and Malik Monk all out, they will need players to step up in this one. Milwaukee will need to take advantage of being healthy in this one though if they want to grab the win for themselves. I expect the Bucks to come out quick to try and force Charlotte to play catch up on Tuesday night.
The Hornets have won both games against Milwaukee so far this season, but I think that the Bucks will bounce back with a win in this one. Milwaukee is healthier and has done better on both sides of the court this season. The Bucks will need to come out quickly though if they want to control the pace of play. I like Milwaukee on the road in this one though.
BetOnline has the Bucks listed as a -8 against the spread on Tuesday night. This gives a solid edge to Milwaukee in this one. I agree with this line as the Hornets are still limping along with their big three out. The Bucks should be able to take advantage of this to earn the win in this one. I think Milwaukee will take over early, which will be enough to cover this spread.