Bucks vs. Hornets Prediction & Odds
The first-place Bucks head to Charlotte to take on the fourth-place Hornets Saturday night at 6:00 PM ET. Can the Bucks cover the 6-point spread as road favorites?
The Milwaukee Bucks are 15-6 on the season. They are 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Bucks are 12-8-1 ATS on the year.
The Charlotte Hornets are 7-15 on the season. They’re 4-6 in their last 10 games. The Hornets are 10-11-1 ATS on the year.
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
505 Milwaukee Bucks (-6) at 506 Charlotte Hornets (+6); O/U 224
6:00 PM ET, Saturday, December 3, 2022
Spectrum Center, Charlotte, NC
Bucks vs. Hornets Public Betting Information
Our NBA Public Betting Information page indicates that 58% of public bettors are currently backing the Bucks -6 in this contest. Do note that these numbers are subject to change so be sure to check the link so you’re receiving the most up-to-date public betting data.
Milwaukee Bucks DFS Spin
The Bucks lost at home last night to the Los Angeles Lakers 133-129. The game's biggest story was the return of Bucks star forward Khris Middleton, who scored 17 points in his first regular-season action this season. It remains to be seen if he’ll be allowed to play in back-to-backs right away, but his status is one to monitor for DFS purposes.
Former two-time NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo had a monster day against the Lakers last night, racking up 40 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 assists. He shot 16-23 from the field, but it wasn’t enough to earn the victory. Giannis has scored at least 30 points in 6 straight games and is one of the best options in the league for DFS even with his hefty price tag.
Charlotte Hornets DFS Spin
There are a few injury situations to mention for the Hornets on Saturday. Forward Gordon Hayward suffered a fractured left shoulder last week and will be out for the considerable future. Charlotte guards Dennis Smith Jr. and Lamelo Ball both sat out with ankle injuries in the Hornets’ 117-116 home win over the Wizards on Friday night. It’s unclear if they’ll be good to go on Saturday.
Charlotte’s highest-scoring big man was P.J. Washington on Friday night. Washington poured in 21 points and made 5-11 three-point tries while chipping in 5 assists and 3 rebounds. Washington is a career 37.1% shooter from beyond the arc and he’s made at least one three-pointer in 7 straight games. P.J. Washington could serve as a cost-effective source of scoring, shooting, and rebounds for your DFS lineup on Saturday.
Bucks vs. Hornets NBA Betting Trends
Milwaukee is 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games.
Milwaukee is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days' rest.
Charlotte is 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 home games against teams with a winning road record.
Charlotte is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games against teams with a winning straight-up record.
Bucks vs. Hornets NBA Prediction
Milwaukee lost a tough game at home to the Lakers on Friday night and they get to face a subpar Charlotte team who is missing a few of their key players on Saturday night. I think Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo ignites the team and wills Milwaukee to a decisive road win in Charlotte on Saturday night. I’ll lay the points with the Bucks and the two-time MVP.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: MILWAUKEE BUCKS -6