Milwaukee Bucks vs. Charlotte Bobcats - 11/23/13
Charlotte Bobcats (6-6) at Milwaukee Bucks (2-8)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 8:30 pm (Bradley Center)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks -2 -- Over/Under: 182 See the Latest Odds
The Milwaukee Bucks hope to avoid their eighth straight loss tonight as the Charlotte Bobcats come to town.
Head to head, the Bobcats are 2-7 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Milwaukee while the home team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings. The Bucks are 19-39 ATS in their last 58 home games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Bobcats on the other hand are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games, but just 21-43 ATS in their last 64 games playing on 0 days rest and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of less than .400.
If anyone else had the Bucks +3 last night in Philadelphia, I feel your pain. Milwaukee looked like they were going to break their six-game losing streak until Spencer Hawes hit a fadeaway three-pointer as time expired to force the game into overtime, where the 76ers would eventually come away 115-107 winners. Now we all suffer bad beats from time to time and I will take the loss on the chin (had the Bucks as my premium pick,) but I'm not going to hesitate to take Milwaukee again because of it.
Here's the deal. The Bucks have now lost seven straight and part of the reason why I liked them last night is because they have gotten players back from injury and they were due for a win, which still rings true for tonight's game. Most of the losses during their current slide have been by double-digits or greater, but they have played some really tough team during their skid including Miami, Portland, Dallas, Oklahoma City and Indiana. If Milwaukee can't get a win tonight over Charlotte, then I don't know when it's going to come.
Speaking of Charlotte, I don't think they are going to be easy beats by any stretch of the imagination as they have won three of their last four away from home. Granted, those three wins came against teams with a combined home record of 6-13. The Bobcats come into tonight's contest having lost three of four after falling to the Phoenix Suns at home on Friday night 98-91.
The Bucks are due aren't they?
Dan’s Pick: Milwaukee -2
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