Milwaukee Bucks vs Charlotte Hornets 1/8/2022 NBA Picks and Previews

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Milwaukee Bucks vs Charlotte Hornets 1-8-2022 NBA Picks and Previews

Milwaukee Bucks vs Charlotte Hornets 1/8/2022 – Both of these teams were able to bounce back from two consecutive losses and only one will come out maximizing the momentum from their last game. The Charlotte Hornets are set to host the defending champions, Milwaukee Bucks, this Saturday, January 8. The game will begin at exactly 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time and it will be played inside the Spectrum Center located in Charlotte, North Carolina. The television broadcast rights are granted to Bally Sports Center SE-CHA and the feel will be shared to NBA League Pass for the online live stream. The Milwaukee Bucks have a small edge in NBA betting lines over the Charlotte Hornets heading to this matchup.

Milwaukee Bucks vs Charlotte Hornets 1/8/2022

When: January 8, 2022 7:00 PM ET
Where: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, North Carolina
TV: Bally Sports SE-CHA
Stream: NBA League Pass

Milwaukee Bucks vs Charlotte Hornets 1/8/2022 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Milwaukee Bucks -1 (-108) 232.5 o (-110) -111
Charlotte Hornets +1 (-115) 232.5 u (-110) -105
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Milwaukee Bucks Betting

After testing bitter defeats at home against the Detroit Pistons and Toronto Raptors, the Milwaukee Bucks were able to pick up a win over the mighty Brooklyn Nets, 121-109. They need one more win to overtake the Nets in the NBA Eastern Conference standings who are currently second place behind the Chicago Bulls. Giannis Antetokounmpo is the team’s leading scorer during that game tallying 31 points along with nine assists and seven boards. Controlling the paint and giving the ‘Greek Freak’ a helping hand was Bobby Portis who finished with a double-double of 25 points and 12 boards.

Players to watch: G. Antetokounmpo PF 31 GP 31 GS 32.5 MIN 27.9 PTS 1.9 OR 9.6 DR 11.5 REB 5.9 AST 1.1 STL 1.5 BLK 3.3 TO 3.2 PF 1.8 AST/TO 31.36 PER

K. Middleton SF 28 GP 28 GS 31.1 MIN 18.5 PTS 0.7 OR 4.6 DR 5.3 REB 4.9 AST 1 STL 0.2 BLK 3 TO 2.2 PF 1.6 AST/TO 17.07 PER

J. Holiday PG 33 GP 32 GS 33.2 MIN 18.4 PTS 0.9 OR 3.7 DR 4.6 REB 6.7 AST 1.6 STL 0.6 BLK 2.8 TO 1.8 PF 2.4 AST/TO 20.25 PER

Charlotte Hornets Betting

The Charlotte Hornets now find themselves sitting at 8th place in the NBA Eastern Conference standings with their record at 20-13. They are half a game behind the Toronto Raptors and own a one-game lead over the Washington Wizards and New York Knicks. The Detroit Pistons were their most recent opponents and it was a bounce-back win after falling to the Phoenix Suns and Washington Wizards. Kelly Oubre Jr. was the team’s best performer and he came off the bench with 32 points while Miles Bridges and Gordon Hayward each contributed 19 points. LaMelo Ball controlled the floor with 12 points along with a dozen assists.

Players to Watch: M. Bridges SF 37 GP 37 GS 35.8 MIN 19.5 PTS 1.3 OR 5.9 DR 7.2 REB 3.7 AST 1.2 STL 0.8 BLK 1.9 TO 2.5 PF 2 AST/TO 17.81 PER

L. Ball PG 33 GP 33 GS 31.9 MIN 19.3 PTS 1.6 OR 5.8 DR 7.3 REB 7.8 AST 1.7 STL 0.5 BLK 3.1 TO 3.1 PF 2.5 AST/TO 20.98 PER

T. Rozier SG 30 GP 30 GS 31.6 MIN 17.5 PTS 0.7 OR 3.1 DR 3.8 REB 3.4 AST 1.1 STL 0.5 BLK 1.2 TO 1.4 PF 2.9 AST/TO 16.54 PER

Milwaukee Bucks vs Charlotte Hornets 1/8/2022 Betting Numbers

Trends

Milwaukee Bucks

Milwaukee are 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee’s last 7 games.
Milwaukee are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games.
Milwaukee are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against Charlotte.
Bucks are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games against Charlotte.
Milwaukee are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games on the road.
Milwaukee are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games when playing on the road against Charlotte.
Bucks are 12-6 SU in their last 18 games this season.
Milwaukee are 13-6 SU in their last 19 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Southeast Division division.

Charlotte Hornets

Charlotte are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Charlotte’s last 7 games.
Charlotte are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games.
Hornets are 10-1 ATS in their last 11 games at home.
Charlotte are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games when playing at home against Milwaukee.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Charlotte’s last 8 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Charlotte’s last 10 games against an opponent in the Central Division division.
Charlotte are 4-8 SU in their last 12 games played in January.
Charlotte are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games played on a Saturday.

Injuries

Milwaukee Bucks

Brook Lopez C Back is out indefinitely
George Hill PG Quarantine is “?” Saturday vs Charlotte
Jrue Holiday PG Quarantine is “?” Saturday vs Charlotte
Pat Connaughton SF Quarantine is “?” Saturday vs Charlotte
Grayson Allen SG Quarantine is “?” Saturday vs Charlotte
Donte DiVincenzo SG Ankle is out indefinitely

Charlotte Hornets

Vernon Carey Jr. C Quarantine is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs Milwaukee
Scottie Lewis SG Quarantine is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs Milwaukee

Head-to-Head
Milwaukee Bucks Charlotte Hornets
18-22-0 Against the Spread 23-16-0
18-22-0 Straight Up 23-16-1
112 Points per Game 116
108 Points Allowed per Game 117
45.68 Offensive FG% 46.49
76.24 Offensive FT% 73.71
36.24 Offensive 3PT% 38.06
44.13 Defensive FG% 46.8
75.45 Defensive FT% 78.12
34.05 Defensive 3PT% 36.09

Milwaukee Bucks vs Charlotte Hornets Betting Picks

The Milwaukee Bucks will have a few core players missing this game due to quarantine but as long as they have Giannis Antetokounmpo, they have the edge in the best online sportsbook against the Charlotte Hornets.

Moneyline: The Hornets at home are given an ML of -106 while the Bucks are not far behind with -111.

ATS: Just one point separates both teams across the spread with the Bucks sitting on the -1 while the Hornets are +1.

TOTALs: The total set for this matchup is 232.5 points with the Hornets going under and the Bucks are over.

Score Prediction: 114 – 113, Bucks