Bucks to stop vs. Hornets?

2015 hornets team01 360

Home-court advantage in the first round of the NBA playoffs still beckons for the Hornets. Last night’s setback in Detroit, however, didn’t help matters.

Charlotte ultimately failed to overcome a 26-point deficit in the fourth quarter, suffering a 112-105 defeat at the hands of the Pistons. Fortunately, this evening’s opponent almost guarantees a quick reversal of fortune.

Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv list the reeling Bucks as 4-point underdogs vs. the Hornets. As for the over/under total, it rests at 202.

Bet Tonight’s NBA Action

While Charlotte fell to sixth place in the Eastern Conference race a little more than 24 hours ago, Milwaukee (30-43) hasn’t been able to consider the postseason picture in months. Jason Kidd’s players, losers of four straight, barely shot 40 percent in Atlanta yesterday. They’re rarely better at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, either, averaging 90 points in the last three home contests.

Then again, everyone not named Kemba Walker must contribute a bit extra for Steve Clifford’s squad. The UConn product was the only Hornet to eclipse the 11-point mark last night. His combined shooting rate in his past six trips to Wisconsin: 55.6 percent.

NBA Quick Links: Free Matchup Reports | Injuries | Odds Comparison | Scoreboard | Betting Trends

Charlotte (41-31) holds itself to a higher standard now, so another letdown against a lower-echelon adversary would be surprising. Bank on the Hornets to buzz toward their ninth win in 12 road affairs.

SATURDAY NBA FREE PICK: CHARLOTTE -4

Want More From TheSpread.com? Follow on Twitter and Facebook or Subscribe to Our News Feeds!

Loading...

NBA Headlines

NBA Predictions & Picks

Thumbnail Nets vs. Heat NBA Prediction The second game of Sunday’s ESPN NBA double header takes basketball fans to Miami where the Heat will host the Nets at 3:30 p.m. ET. The Nets have been a good ATS play...
Thumbnail Pelicans vs. Knicks NBA Prediction The first game of ESPN’s NBA double header takes place at Madison Square Garden on Sunday where the Knicks will host the Pelicans at 1:00 p.m. ET. What’s the best...
Thumbnail Warriors vs. Celtics NBA Prediction The ABC Saturday night matchup of the week in the NBA will take place in Boston where the Celtics will host the Warriors at 8:30 p.m. ET tonight. Will the Celtics...
Thumbnail Jazz vs. Lakers NBA Prediction The Lakers will host the Jazz in a Saturday afternoon matinee when the two teams meet at 4:30 p.m. ET from STAPLES Center in L.A. With the Lakers catching 6.5 as a home...
Thumbnail Trail Blazers vs. Spurs NBA Prediction The Trail Blazers and Spurs square off on Friday night at 8:30 p.m. ET on Friday night. Is the total for tonight's matchup set too high at...