BUCKS PREGAME REPORT: Charlotte Hornets Vs. Milwaukee Bucks (03/09/19)

 
 
 

tiger pregame preview

The Bucks just did us Bucks fans a solid by crushing the Pacers 117-98 to end this unbearable 2-game losing streak on the road. Oh wait? It was only 2 games? And only the first time we have losses 2 games in a row all season? Yup! LoL. Seriously. Given the context of those games against Utah and Phoenix there wasn’t anything to worry about so hopefully you actually did yourself a solid and didn’t stress out about the losses. Remember, the Bucks haven’t even loss two games in a row nor loss to the same opponent twice all season until they faced Phoenix. The Bucks got back on track against the Pacers who I thought would give us a better game but it turns out the Bucks were pretty fired up to get a win at home after another road trip. The schedule looks pretty soft the remainder of the season so expect the Bucks to go on another run here. However, we have the Hornets tonight who actually match up with us quite well even though we lead the series 2-1. The Hornets are struggling though as they are 3-7 in their last 10 games. This should be a solid win for the Bucks but the Hornets do match up with the Bucks fairly well with their length and atheletism. It’s a real soggy day full of rain here in Milwaukee so let’s see of our good ol’ Bucks can light us up with another win here!

 
 

 

MATCHUP DETAILS

Match Up: Hornets (30/35) Vs. Bucks (49/16)

Game Time: Saturday Mar. 9th 2018 > 8:00PM CT

Game Location: Fiserv Forum • Milwaukee, WI

TV Channels: FSWIS / FSSE-CHA

Radio: 620 AM/103.3 FM WTMJ

Vegas Spread: Bucks -12

Vegas O/U: 226.5

Money Line: Bucks -1,600 / Hornets +900

 

 

tiger pregame analysis

The Hornets are another sneaky team as they are ranked 29th in defense but what is interesting here is that they are 2nd in turnovers and 3rd in personal fouls. They are a well composed team from one perspective but really they don’t scare me at all regardless as they don’t play any defense at all. They’re a slow paced team who are solid on the glass but once again not really a threat against the Bucks.

Kemba is always a threat but the Bucks have the guards to contain him. The Bucks seem to be healing up a little bit here as Donte Divincenzo will be making his return tonight. It’s pretty amazing how deep the Bucks are these days and how underrated that is. We’re definitely beating a dead horse here…I mean like whacking the crap out of it! But seriously, all this depth just keeps the Bucks playing strong when they are injured and keeps us winning games. The Bucks will get back to their routine tonight and build on another win streak. I really want to see coach Budenholzer continue to get creative and launch these jumbo lineups. Or maybe even an extreme small ball lineup? Why not? The Bucks have so many lineup options now that coach Bud migh as we’ll experience the the rest of these for post season preparation. Let’s hope he does!

 

 

Matchup Comparison (Basic Stats)

(Referenced By www.nba.com)

 

MILWAUKEE BUCKS


Points Scored = 117.5 / Rank 2


FG Made = 43.3 / Rank 3

FG Attempts = 90.8 / Rank 5

FG% = 47.7 / Rank 5


3PT Made = 13.3 / Rank 2

3PT Attempts = 37.9 / Rank 2

3P% = 35.1 / Rank 17


FT Made = 17.4 / Rank 18

FT Attempted = 22.6 / Rank 18

FT% = 77.1 / Rank 15


Offensive Rebounds = 9.3 / Rank 25

Defensive Rebounds = 39.9 / Rank 1

Total Rebounds = 49.3 / Rank 1


Assists = 26.0 / Rank 8

Turnovers = 14.0 / Rank 13

Steals = 7.5 / Rank 17

Blocks = 6.1 / Rank 2

Blocks Attempted = 5.0 / Rank 13


Personal Fouls = 19.8 / Rank 5

Personal Fouls Drawn = 20.1 / Rank 25

Plus / Minus = 9.2 / Rank 1


Charlotte hornets


Points Scored = 110.8 / Rank 19


FG Made = 40.3 / Rank 18

FG Attempts = 89.8 / Rank 14

FG% = 44.9 / Rank 25


3PT Made = 11.7 / Rank 10

3PT Attempts = 33.4 / Rank 11

3P% = 35.1 / Rank 18


FT Made = 18.4 / Rank 12

FT Attempted = 23.2 / Rank 15

FT% = 79.2 / Rank 6


Offensive Rebounds = 10.1 / Rank 17

Defensive Rebounds = 342 / Rank 19

Total Rebounds = 44.3 / Rank 23


Assists = 23.2 / Rank 22

Turnovers = 12.8 / Rank 2

Steals = 7.2 / Rank 22

Blocks = 5.2 / Rank 13

Blocks Attempted = 6.2 / Rank 30


Personal Fouls = 19.3 / Rank 3

Personal Fouls Drawn = 20.7 / Rank 18

Plus / Minus = -0.6 / Rank 19

 

 

Matchup Comparison (Advanced Stats)

(Referenced By www.nba.com)

 

MILWAUKEE BUCKS


Offensive Rating = 113.4 / Rank 3

Defensive Rating = 104.4 / Rank 1

Net Rating = 8.9 / Rank 1


Assist % = 60.1 / Rank 13

Assist/Turnover Ratio = 1.85 / Rank 9

Assist Ratio = 18.4 / Rank 8


Offensive Rebound % = 25.3 / Rank 24

Defensive Rebound % = 75.6 / Rank 2

Rebounds % = 51.7 / Rank 4


Turnover % = 13.5 / Rank 7

Effective Field Goal % = 55.0 / Rank 2

True Shooting % = 58.2 / Rank 2


Pace = 103.07 / Rank 6

Player Impact Estimate = 55.3 / Rank 1


Charlotte hornets


Offensive Rating = 110.2 / Rank 13

Defensive Rating = 110.0 / Rank 29

Net Rating = -0.8 / Rank 19


Assist % = 57.5 / Rank 22

Assist/Turnover Ratio = 1.82 / Rank 12

Assist Ratio = 16.9 / Rank 21


Offensive Rebound % = 27.3 / Rank 16

Defensive Rebound % = 73.2 / Rank 12

Rebounds % = 49.9 / Rank 19


Turnover % = 12.7 / Rank 2

Effective Field Goal % = 51.5 / Rank 23

True Shooting % = 55.4 / Rank 19


Pace = 91.69 / Rank 20

Player Impact Estimate = 48.8 / Rank 23

 

 

TIGER PREGAME PREDICTION

The Bucks still have some new pieces that are molding in and some that are coming back from injury. We just blew out the Pacers on Thursday and have blown the Hornets out twice now. The two game losing streak I think has kind of woken this team up as our standards are higher than ever before. I expect Milwaukee to turn it on to another level end season here. I think it starts now. Our only two game losing streak was fluky. The Bucks clearly take it seriously though. The Bucks haven’t reached their peak yet this season. Trust me. Let’s get another blowout tonight! I think we will!

Final Verdict = (L) Hornets 103 @ (W) Bucks 121

TIGER’S Calling It…

“BUCKS BY 18.”

 

 
 

TIGERS FINAL TAKE

It’s so hard to bet against the Bucks right now. They are completely matchup proof. You win if you catch them on a bad night. The Hornets are going to have to that tonight. They problem for them is the Bucks will lose a game then win 6 so good luck! I don’t see it happening for the Hornets tonight. They’re firepower is at the max right now and they’re still molding the new pieces. When the Hornets have been crumbling and the Bucks are ready to surge again…yeah I like my Bucks a lot tonight! GO BUCKS! BUCKS IN THE FINALS! BUCKS IN 6!

 
 

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