Charlotte Hornets vs Milwaukee Bucks betting tips and predictions for Wednesday’s clash in the NBA. Defending champions Milwaukee Bucks face off with the Charlotte Hornets as they look for their 6th win in a row. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
The Charlotte Hornets will try to stop the bleeding as they take on winners of 6 in a row the Milwaukee Bucks. Charlotte allowed 133 and 146 points in their last two games at Chicago and Houston spoiling a run of 8 wins in 9 games prior to that. After those two defeats they’ve now fallen to 6th in the Eastern Conference and with their next 4 games being vs East teams they’ll have to improve quickly. Their last two opponents have shot 53% and 60% from the field, that’s simply not going to cut it in today’s NBA. Beating the defending champions will be a tough challenge considering the Hornets are just 3-7 SU in the last 10 meetings. Playing on the road in Milwaukee has also been hard, they’ve won just once their in the last 7 visits.
Milwaukee is on a roll with 7 straight wins, including 5 straight at the Fiserv Forum. Getting back Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday has been a blessing for this team and they’ve climbed up all the way to 5th in the East and they’re far from done as we enter the month of December. Brook Lopez and Dante DiVincenzo are both still out and there’s no timetable on their return, but this team is playing at a very high level even without them. They’ve beaten their last 5 opponents by 18, 11, 19, 31 and 9 points. The Hornets could be in trouble here as Milwaukee has covered in each of their last 4 games following a game in which they scored 100 or more points. Giannis Antetokounmpo has been on an MVP level for a while now and tonight he goes up against a Charlotte team that will be without Mason Plumlee, literally the only guy on their roster they could put on him.
I can definitely see Giannis and the champs dominating at home. No team has conceded more points over their last 3 games than the Hornets have and they are just in a funk on that side of the ball right now. Milwaukee to cover here.
Milwaukee Bucks – Charlotte Hornets Predictions & Odds
Bucks -8 Point Spread is available at -110 odds on bet365
Opponents have scored 131.3 points per game in the last 3 vs the Hornets and on the road this season they are allowing 116.9 per game. This is really good news for the Bucks who are coming off a 118-point night against the Pacers and have dropped an average of 117.3 per game in their last 3 outings. Giannis has taken over the majority of the rebounding duties in the absence of Brook Lopez and the defending champions look like they have no weaknesses at the moment. The total has been set at a very high 230 points here, but in the last 3 games these two teams are averaging 234.6 points per game with the total going over twice. The Bucks have had 9 of 10 home games go under, so I think the Hornets could have a tough time scoring the ball here. I think Milwaukee holds the Hornets to around 100-ish points, so I’m not really sure we’ll see them score enough to push us over the total in this one, despite the recent trends. Let’s back the under here.
Under 230 Total Points is available at -110 odds on bet365