Bucks vs. Hornets Saturday Prediction
Following their upset loss to the Pelicans in New Orleans on Friday night, the Bucks will look to rebound quickly when they visit the struggling Hornets at 8:00 p.m. ET on Saturday. Is 7 too much to lay with Milwaukee tonight?
503 Milwaukee Bucks (-7) at 504 Charlotte Hornets (+7); o/u 228
8:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, January 30, 2021
Venue: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, NC
Milwaukee Bucks DFS Spin
Giannis Antetokounmpo piled up 38 points, 11 rebounds, five assists, two steals and two blocks on Friday, but it wasn't enough to avoid a 131-126 loss in New Orleans. Gaudy stats are nothing new for Giannis, but it was nice to see him go full alpha-mode with 27 shot attempts after taking 17 or fewer in the previous three games. He finished 15-of-27 from the field and 6-of-7 from the line, and even knocked down a pair of 3-pointers. Giannis said he's still adapting to the Bucks' new offensive schemes, but you couldn't tell by watching him operate tonight.
Charlotte Hornets DFS Spin
LaMelo Ball came off the bench for 16 points, six rebounds, seven assists, two steals and five turnovers in 30 minutes vs. Indiana on Friday. Asked prior to the game about Ball potentially hitting the rookie wall at some point, coach James Borrego dismissed any concerns. "LaMelo's gonna stay in our rotation, he's not going anywhere," Borrego said. "[But] it's a challenge, he's 19 years old ... this is new for him." Ball has been up-and-down lately and the Hornets are in no rush to start him, which is good news for the fantasy outlooks of starters Devonte' Graham (14 points, 10 assists) and Terry Rozier (19 points, five boards).
Bucks vs. Hornets Betting Prediction
The Bucks are winless against the spread in their last six trips to Charlotte and are just 2-7-1 at the betting window in their last 10 games versus the Hornets overall. Milwaukee has also dropped five of its last seven games against the number when favored, is 7-15 against the spread in its last 22 road games and is 2-5 at the betting window in its last seven games overall. On the other side, the Hornets have covered in eight of their last 10 games as a home dog, are 18-7-1 against the spread in their last 26 games as an underdog home or away and are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games when playing on zero rest.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: CHARLOTTE HORNETS +7