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(0-0) Milwaukee Bucks vs. Charlotte Hornets (0-0)
Date: Wednesday, October 17
Time: 7:00PM EST
Venue: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, North Carolina
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Charlotte -1.5
NBA Betting Total: 217
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The Hornets open as 1.5-point favorites in this one but the team with the best player on the court always has a chance for an upset.
Look no further than the Bucks and Giannis Antetokounmpo as an example.
The Bucks are, to an extent, beginning a new ear in Milwaukee this season.
There wasn’t a drastic overhaul of the roster or an ownership change or anything of that nature, but Mike Budenholzer is officially the new head coach after coming over from Atlanta, Jabari Parker—the team’s once presumed second banana—is in Chicago and this could be the first year we see Giannis Antetokounmpo officially join the MVP race as a favorite.
Against Charlotte, Milwaukee is going to let Antetokounmpo do a little bit of everything. New center Brook Lopez will help clear space in the middle by spreading out to the three-point line.
Eric Bledsoe, despite being a strong creator, will be a drive-and-kick option for when defenses are forced to collapse on the Greek Freak at the rim.
Malcom Brogdon and Chris Middleton will get decent looks all night as a result of Giannis running the point-forward spot.
Basically, Charlotte needs to account for everyone else because it needs to focus so much on Giannis.
So, what’s the solution? Quite frankly, it’s as simple as “let everyone else beat you.”
Of course, the contrarian would say that this isn’t the right approach.
The correct approach, in some eyes, would be to let Giannis beat you while you contain the role players. But Antetokounmpo is too good. It’s that simple.
If you “let him beat you” in an effort to contain the secondary and tertiary scorers, he’s going to beat you by himself. He’s that good.
Charlotte needs to do whatever it can to make Giannis shoot from the perimeter and defer to teammates. If it can do that, it’ll be in great shape by 0:00.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Over is 12-2 in MIL last 14 road games.
- Over is 14-3 in MIL last 17 vs. Eastern Conference.
- Over is 21-6 in MIL last 27 overall
- Over is 7-2-1 in CHA last 10 home games.
- CHA are 3-9-1 ATS in their last 13 Wed. games.
- CHA are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
- Over is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings
Free Milwaukee Bucks vs. Charlotte Hornets NBA Prediction:
Here’s the catch to the whole “just stop Giannis” plan.
It’s going to be painfully difficult for this Hornets team to accomplish.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Milwaukee Bucks ATS
The Hornets are favored to win this game, but if Antetokounmpo gets going, we could see not just an underdog victory ATS but also SU.
This game is the official kick off when it comes to Giannis’ MVP campaign.
Expect it to be a big night for the Greek Freak.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Milwaukee Bucks 108 – Charlotte Hornets 101
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