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2021 NBA Handicapping
(26-24) Charlotte Hornets vs. Milwaukee Bucks (32-18)
Date: Friday April 9th, 2021
Time: 9:00 PM EST
Venue: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
NBA Moneyline Odds: Milwaukee NAA | Charlotte NA
NBA Betting Odds: Hornets NA
NBA Betting Total: O/U NA
Two Eastern Conference teams will square off Sunday night as the #4 Charlotte Hornets (26-24) will travel North to take on #3 Milwaukee Bucks (32-18). Milwaukee has a 6 game lead on Charlotte has there continues to be a large drop off between the top 3 teams and the rest of the East.
These teams have met only once on the season, back on January 30th in Charlotte. The Hornets shocked the Bucks, winning 126-114.
Former ROY frontrunner LaMelo Bell led the way with a team high 27 points and 9 assists while also grabbing 5 rebounds. Gordon Hayward added 27 points as well. Reigning back to back MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo dropped a monster 34 point and 18 rebound double-double in the losing effort.
Despite the Hornets only being 2 games above .500, they still find themselves in the 4th spot in the Eastern Conference. Many had low expectations for this team but they have proved the doubters wrong all the way into April.
The Hornets probably cannot go very far here in 2021, and it is not totally because of their play on the court, but mostly based on their injuries, as they have gotten bit by the injury bug in a big way.
The loss of LaMelo Ball was a big loss, as he was making a big time difference on this offense and things did not get any worse recently, as they also lost their big preseason signing Gordon Hayward who looks to be out for a minimum of 4 weeks.
The Hornets felt those injuries in their last game, as they were routed by the Boston Celtics by 30 points in a game that never really felt all that competitive outside of the first quarter.
Injuries could play a big factor in this match as Giannis Antetokounmpo (knee) and PJ Tucker (calf) both missed the last game and are listed as day-to-day. This matchup marks the first game back for Milwaukee since a six-game road trip with the Bucks coming off a loss in Golden State on Tuesday.
Milwaukee was on a 3 game winning streak and held a 5 point lead entering the 4th quarter but couldn’t hold off Curry and Golden State late. Kris Middleton missed a late jumper to win it and the Bucks lost 122-121.
Jrue Holiday, fresh off a max extension, led the Bucks with a team high 29 points while Kris Middleton followed right behind with 28 points and a team high 7 assists. Bobby Portis added a 13/13 double-double for Milwaukee.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Milwaukee is 16-4 SU in last 20 games
- Milwaukee is 4-11 ATS In last 15 games
- Milwaukee OVERS are 10-4 in last 14 games
- Hornets are 10-6 SU in last 16 games
- Hornets are 7-2 ATS in last 9 games
- Hornet UNDERS are 12-3 in last 15 games
Free Charlotte Hornets vs. Milwaukee Bucks NBA Prediction:
Milwaukee will be playing their first game at home since a 6 game road stand but its coming on a back to back night. It will also be dependent on whether or not Giannis and Tucker can play as they are both listed as day-to-day.
Charlotte has done a nice job covering as of late despite missing Ball and Hayward due to injuries. They also have the benefit of having a day off whereas Milwaukee is playing on consecutive nights.
I expect Milwaukee to be the favorite at home but I still see Charlotte covering in this one. (That is if Giannis and Tucker continue to sit out)
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