Free NBA Picks Today: Charlotte Hornets vs Milwaukee Bucks 12/3/22

Free NBA Picks Today: Charlotte Hornets vs Milwaukee Bucks 12/3/22
Sat 3rd December 2022

The Milwaukee Bucks (15-6, 4-3 Away), one of the league’s top shooting defenses, head to face the Charlotte Hornets (7-15, 4-6 Home) on Saturday. Both teams will be playing their second game in as many days. The Bucks are 2-0 without rest, while the Hornets are 1-2. Milwaukee was beaten by the Los Angeles Lakers 133-129 at Fiserv Forum yesterday.

Giannis Antetokounmpo had a standout performance in the loss with 40 points, seven rebounds, and five assists. The Bucks are second in the Eastern Conference, two games behind the Boston Celtics.Charlotte won their third straight home game in a close one yesterday at Spectrum Center, beating the Washington Wizards 117-116.

Terry Rozier had 25 points and eight assists, carrying the team. The Hornets are the 13th seed in the Eastern Conference. The teams are meeting for the first time this season. Milwaukee and Charlotte split their matchups last season, winning two games apiece. The Bucks took the last meeting 130-106 at Fiserv Forum on February 28. Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 26 points, 16 rebounds, six assists, and four blocks.

LaMelo Ball had 24 points in defeat. Antetokounmpo is averaging 31.8 points per game, best in the league, to lead the Bucks in scoring this season. Antetokounmpo also has grabbed 11.2 rebounds per game, most in the NBA. Meanwhile, Jrue Holiday is dishing 7.4 assists.Kelly Oubre Jr.’s 19.8 points per game have powered the Hornets on offense.

He has the No. 1 scoring average in the NBA. Mason Plumlee is averaging 8.9 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game, placing him first and first in the league, respectively.Foes are shooting 45.1% from the field against the Bucks, ranking as one of the stingiest FG% defenses in the league (3rd).

The Bucks have come up short more often than not in recent visits to Spectrum Center, losing six of the last 10.Milwaukee is 5-5 in the last 10 games with an average margin of +0.3 (112.5-112.2). Charlotte has a 4-6 record over the last 10, allowing 118.2 points per game on average while scoring only 111.5 (-6.7 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Jordan Nwora: 7.3 | 11.4 | -4.1


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Dennis Smith Jr.: 7.5 | 18.3 | -10.8
Assists per game:
Dennis Smith Jr.: 2.5 | 5.7 | -3.2

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