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NBA Matchup - Hornets Bucks Odds Preview

Milwaukee BucksNew Orleans Hornets
Dec 3, 8:00 PM | New Orleans Arena

Milwaukee Bucks vs New Orleans Hornets Odds


The visiting Bucks hope to send their backers to the pay window on Monday as they look to cover the spread at New Orleans Arena against the Hornets.

The Hornets sport records of 4-11 and 8-7 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Bucks sit at 8-7 and 6-8-1 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 8-7 for the Hornets and 6-9 for the Bucks. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Betting Line:
New Orleans opened as 4-point underdogs at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total was sitting around 192 at Sportsbook.ag for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Hornets sit at No. 25 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Bucks are at No. 17 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Bucks will win this game 96-90.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New Orleans's No. 26-ranked offense (92.8 PPG) against a Bucks defense that ranks No. 15 at 97.6 PPG. The Hornets have averaged 43.9% from the field per game, less than the Bucks have managed so far this season (44.7% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Bucks own the league's No. 11-rated mark, allowing 96.7 points per game when playing on the road. New Orleans, on the other hand, rates No. 30 in scoring on their home court.

In their last action, Milwaukee was a 91-88 winner at home against the Celtics. They earned a push of the 3-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (179) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Milwaukee earned a 91-88 victory over Boston on Saturday, getting 18 points from Larry Sanders at Bradley Center.

New Orleans lost its last outing, a 100-79 result against the Thunder on December 1. The Hornets failed to cover in that game as an 8.5-point underdog, while the 179 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Hornets were blown out by Oklahoma City on Saturday, losing by a 100-79 final at New Orleans Arena in basketball betting action.

Milwaukee Bucks Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing San Antonio are 3-7
After playing Boston are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing LA Lakers are 4-6
After playing Oklahoma City are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

A few Bucks at Hornets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Milwaukee's last 8 games when playing on the road against New Orleans
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Milwaukee's last 15 games when playing New Orleans
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Milwaukee's last 23 games on the road
New Orleans is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
New Orleans is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 6 of New Orleans's last 8 games when playing at home against Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Orleans's last 7 games at home

Next up:
Milwaukee at San Antonio, Wednesday, December 5
New Orleans home to LA Lakers, Wednesday, December 5