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Milwaukee Bucks vs New Orleans Hornets in NBA odds tilt

New Orleans HornetsMilwaukee Bucks
Feb 15, 8:00 PM | Bradley Center

New Orleans Hornets vs Milwaukee Bucks Odds

5-23TEAM RECORD12-16

The Bucks will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Hornets tip off at Bradley Center on Wednesday in NBA play.

The Hornets will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 11-17 ATS against the number this season, while the Bucks are 12-16 ATS. New Orleans is 12-16 on the totals; Milwaukee is 18-9-1.

View New Orleans vs Milwaukee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Bucks are listed as 9-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, with the total listed at 186.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bucks - Hornets odds would favor the Bucks if the lines were set according to power ranks. Milwaukee is rated No. 21 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Hornets sit at No. 23. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 91-87 win for the Bucks.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Milwaukee's No. 13-ranked offense (95.5 PPG) against a Hornets defense that ranks No. 10 at 92.9 PPG. The Bucks have averaged 43% from the field per game, less than the Hornets have managed so far this season (44% on average).

Defensively, the Hornets feature the league's No. 10-rated defense on the road, allowing 94.6 points per game. Milwaukee, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 in the league in scoring at home.

The Hornets were an 86-80 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Jazz. They covered the 5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (166) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Hornets got a 27-point performance from Chris Kaman, who added 13 rebounds as New Orleans ran past Utah 86-80 on Monday at New Orleans Arena.

Last time out for Milwaukee, they were a 114-96 loser as they battled the Heat at home. The Bucks failed to cover in the match as a 6-point underdog, while 210 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Carlos Delfino scored 24 points in a failed effort to lead the Bucks to victory (they lost 114-96 to Miami at Bradley Center on Monday).

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing New York are 4-6
After playing Utah are 7-3
After a win are 3-7

Milwaukee Bucks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Orlando are 4-6
After playing Miami are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Hornets at Bucks trends to consider:
New Orleans is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing Milwaukee
New Orleans is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 9 of New Orleans's last 13 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Milwaukee's last 13 games when playing New Orleans
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 6 games when playing at home against New Orleans

Next up:
New Orleans at New York, Friday, February 17
Milwaukee at Orlando, Friday, February 17