2019-20 NBA – Milwaukee Bucks @ Charlotte Hornets Preview & Pick

THE FACTS

When is Milwaukee Bucks @ Charlotte Hornets taking place? Sunday 1st March, 2020 – 18:00 (UK)

Where is Milwaukee Bucks @ Charlotte Hornets taking place? Spectrum Center

What channel is Milwaukee Bucks @ Charlotte Hornets on? Fox Sports Southeast Charlotte, Fox Sports Wisconsin, NBA TV Canada

Where can I stream Milwaukee Bucks @ Charlotte Hornets? If the game is televised on Sky Sports, subscribers will be able to stream the match live via Sky Go / NBA League Pass subscribers can stream every game live on the online service, Fox Sports GO, Foxsports.com

Where can I get tickets for Milwaukee Bucks @ Charlotte Hornets? https://nbatickets.nba.com/

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Milwaukee Bucks 116 – 103 Charlotte Hornets

THE TEAM NEWS

MILWAUKEE BUCKS

  • Milwaukee cannot stop winning at the moment and extended their winning run to five games with a 133-86 demolition of the Oklahoma City Thunder last time out. The Bucks are firmly entrenched at the top of the Eastern Conference standings with a 51-8 record.
  • The Bucks might be without veteran sharpshooter Kyle Korver here, as he is dealing with a back injury and has been listed as questionable. Khris Middleton is dealing with a neck injury, but the two-time All-Star is widely expected to return after a one-game absence.
  • Despite the fact Giannis Antetokounmpo remains the team’s best player, Middleton has been outstanding in the last few weeks with the shooting guard averaging 24.6 points, 8.2 rebounds and 4.9 assists in 33.7 minutes per game through ten contests this month.

CHARLOTTE HORNETS

  • Charlotte remain alive in the race to capture the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference and while their 21-38 record has been less than ideal, they seem to be on the rise of late. The Hornets are coming off a 99-96 win over the Toronto Raptors meaning they have won back-to-back games.
  • The Hornets will be without shooting guard Malik Monk, who has been suspended indefinitely without pay after violating the NBA’s substance-abuse program. There are no injuries on Charlotte’s front though as Cody Zeller is no longer on the injury report despite missing one game earlier this week.
  • One player to watch for the Hornets is second-year point guard Devonte’ Graham. Even though he has been inconsistent of late, Graham should be an early candidate to win the Most Improved Player of the Year based on his superb displays this season and is coming off an 18-point, five-assist performance against the Raptors.

THE PREDICTION

The Hornets are 3-2 in their last five games and have won their last two straight games, as they remain very much alive on the playoff race in a surprisingly tight Eastern Conference. However, they are not good enough to pose a threat against the Bucks. Milwaukee have won five straight games, have dropped just eight games all season long, and feature the reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo on their roster. Despite playing away from home, the Bucks should be able to win this one rather easily.

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