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Nov 17, 8:30 PM | Bradley Center

New Orleans Hornets vs Milwaukee Bucks Odds


Bradley Center features an NBA battle between the host Milwaukee Bucks and the visiting New Orleans Hornets in betting action on Saturday.

Milwaukee will face the 3-4 Hornets, who own a 5-2 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Bucks are 3-4 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Hornets are 4-3 favoring the OVER.

View New Orleans vs Milwaukee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Milwaukee opened as 6.5-point favorites at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total was sitting around 185.5 at Sportsbook.ag for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 4-rated Hornets taking on the No. 25-rated Bucks in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 98-91 win for the Bucks on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Milwaukee's No. 11-rated squad against New Orleans's No. 16-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Milwaukee rates No. 19 in the league with 6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 21 with 5.9 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Hornets own the league's No. 4-rated mark, allowing 91 points per game when playing on the road. Milwaukee, on the other hand, rates No. 18 in scoring on their home court.

Last time out for New Orleans, they were a 110-95 loser as they battled the Thunder at home. The Hornets failed to cover in the match as a 6.5-point underdog, while 205 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. New Orleans suffered a 110-95 loss against Oklahoma City on Friday, getting 15 points from Ryan Anderson in a losing effort at New Orleans Arena.

Last time out for Milwaukee, they were a 99-85 winner as they battled the Pacers at home. The Bucks covered in the match as a 4.5-point favorite, while 184 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Milwaukee got 16 points from Brandon Jennings en route to a 99-85 victory over Indiana on Wednesday at Bradley Center.

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing New York are 5-5
After playing Oklahoma City are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

Milwaukee Bucks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing Charlotte are 4-6
After playing Indiana are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Hornets at Bucks trends to consider:
New Orleans is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing Milwaukee
New Orleans is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Orleans's last 7 games when playing Milwaukee
New Orleans is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Milwaukee's last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Milwaukee's last 11 games
Milwaukee is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 7 games when playing New Orleans

Next up:
New Orleans home to New York, Tuesday, November 20
Milwaukee at Charlotte, Monday, November 19