After a record-setting nine straight wins to start the season, the Milwaukee Bucks have fallen back closer to the NBA pack with a 22-11 record, tied for second-best record in the league. The Bucks are 13-11 since their opening-season streak.
One of the issues that has arisen in the past two months has been the Bucks’ play on the road. On the season, Milwaukee is 14-3 (.834) at home and are 8-8 (.500) on the road. They have lost five of their last six away games and face the Bulls in Chicago tonight before they get three games at home.
Milwaukee Bucks: Disparity in stats at home and on the road
Here are a few stats that show some of the struggles the Bucks have had on the road:
- Milwaukee has scored an average of 118.2 points in home games and 106.8 points on the road. That’s a difference of 11.4 points per game.
- The Bucks have held opponents to 108.2 points per game at Fiserv Forum. On the road, they have allowed an average of 112.2 points per game, a difference of four points.
- The Bucks are +10 in scoring margin at home (118.2 to 108.2), but are a -5.4 on the road (106.8 to 112.2)
- The Bucks are shooting worse on the road in all three major shooting categories: Their field goal percentage is .484 at home and .439 on the road; their three-point shooting percentage is .367 at home and .333 on the road; their free throw shooting is .750 at home and .732 on the road.
As mentioned above, the Bucks have a large disparity between winning percentage at home and on the road so far in 2022. Their .834 winning percentage at home is second only to Golden State this season (.875). And although they are only .500 on the road, that ranks tied for sixth as best winning percentage in road games. Their home/away winning percentage disparity is .334, which ranks seventh in the league.
NBA winning percentage disparity at home and on the road
Here is a look at the 10 NBA teams this season that have the largest disparity between home and road winning percentage.
.717 Golden State (.875 at home, .158 on the road)
.424 Dallas (.737 at home, .313 on the road)
.401 Memphis (.813 at home, .412 on the road)
.400 Cleveland (.800 at home, .400 on the road)
.362 Phoenix (.737 at home, .375 on the road)
.342 Utah (.706 at home, .368 on the road)
.334 Milwaukee (.834 at home, .500 on the road)
.311 New Orleans (.778 at home, .467 on the road)
.308 Philadelphia (.737 at home, .429 on the road)
.300 Washington (.563 at home, .263 on the road)
At least the Bucks aren’t Golden State-bad on the road this season!
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