The Milwaukee Bucks (-1272) are 14.5-point favorites over the Charlotte Hornets (+727) in tonight's Eastern Conference matchup. The over/under line for the game is 232 points.

Charlotte enters the game having lost nine straight games and are 13th in the Eastern Conference. Milwaukee has dropped three straight and is currently third in the East.


The Pick: Charlotte Hornets +14.5

This game will be played at Fiserv Forum at 8:00 ET on Friday, February 9th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 116-105 in favor of the Bucks.
  • Our projections have Giannis Antetokounmpo finishing with Giannis Antetokounmpo points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Bucks finishing with a field goal percentage of 51.5% and knocking down 10 threes.

Will the Hornets Win on the Road?

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 points. Charlotte covered the spread as 7-point underdogs.

This season, Charlotte has an O/U record of 27-23, and the over has hit in their last two games. Today's O/U line is set at 232 points.

Charlotte is currently on a nine-game losing streak, and they are 10-40 overall this season. In the Eastern Conference, they are in 13th place and 4th in the Southeast Division.

As the underdog, the Hornets are 8-38 straight-up and 17-27 ATS. Today, they are 14.5-point underdogs, and they are 17-31 ATS on the season.

On average, Charlotte's games have finished with 229.1 points this season. Their O/U lines have averaged 228.2 points.

Heading into tonight's game, the Hornets are one of the worst free-throw shooting teams in the league, averaging just 15 made free throws per game (30th). In terms of overall scoring, Charlotte is 28th in the NBA at 108.7 points per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Hornets are 20th in both makes (12) and attempts (33.1) per contest. Overall, they are 28th in field goal percentage at 45%.

On average, the Hornets are grabbing 10.3 offensive rebounds per game (17th) and are 25th in assists at 24.8 per contest. In terms of pace, Charlotte ranks 22nd in the league at 98 possessions per game.

Facing Milwaukee, the Hornets aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 120.4 points allowed per game (25th). Inside the arc, the Hornets defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 57.8% and 39.4% from three-point territory.

Can the Bucks Live Up to the Hype at Home?

Milwaukee is looking to snap a three-game losing streak today against the Hornets. In their last game, the Bucks lost to the Timberwolves by a score of 129-105. They were 2.5-point underdogs in that game.

This season, the Bucks have an average scoring differential of +5.3 points per game at home. On the road, their scoring differential is +0.4 points per game. Today, they are favored by 14.5 points.

Despite being favored in 46 of their 52 games, the Bucks have an ATS record of 19-33. At home, they are 10-17 ATS, while going 9-16 ATS on the road.

Milwaukee's O/U record for the season is 29-23, and their games have averaged a combined 243 points. Today's O/U line is set at 232, and 38 of their games have had higher O/U lines.

In the Eastern Conference, the Bucks are currently in 3rd place with a record of 33-19. Against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 24-12 and 9-7 in non-conference games.

The Bucks are one of the NBA's most potent offenses, ranking 2nd in scoring at 123 points per game. They have been especially effective at home, averaging 124.9 points per game.

Milwaukee has been one of the league's most efficient teams from the field, ranking 4th in field goal percentage at 49%. They have also been one of the top teams in terms of getting to the free-throw line, ranking 2nd in attempts.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Bucks are 5th in made threes at 14.2 per game. Overall, they are 7th in three-point shooting percentage at 37%.

The Bucks' defense is presently ranked 24th in the league, allowing an average of 120.0 points per contest. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Bucks are forcing 12.5 per game, which is 12th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 17th in blocked shots at 5.2 per game.