Charlotte Hornets vs. Milwaukee Bucks Free Pick, Odds, Prediction 10/29/14 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Bucks (0-0) at Charlotte Hornets (0-0)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Time Warner Cable Arena)
The Line: Charlotte Hornets -9 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBA TV
The Charlotte Hornets will be playing host to the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night.
The Charlotte Hornets are getting some hype coming into the season, which is a good thing for a franchise that has been struggling as of late. The Hornets have their old name back, and with Al Jefferson leading the attack, Charlotte should no longer be the doormat they have been the past few seasons as the Bobcats. The Bobcats are in the competitive Southeast division, but with the big three leaving Miami this season, and the Hawks, being the Hawks, the Bo...Hornets have a real shot of winning, what should be a very competitive, and fun to watch Southeast division.
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The Milwaukee Bucks could be in for a long season in 2014-15 as the Bucks are now in the same division as two potential powerhouses in Chicago and the Cavs The Bucks struggled last season, and right now Milwaukee looks like they could be contenders for the bottom spot of the league this season, right along with the Sixers, the Jazz and the Celtics. The Bucks did change a lot of pieces of this team in the offseason, and the Bucks have a very young roster. I wouldn't be surprised to see this team play a bit better than they should early on in the season, especially at home. As the season progresses however, the overall lack of experience and “elite” talent will bring the Bucks back down to the bottom part of the rankings.
The Hornets are 3-1 against the spread against the Bucks in the past four seasons, and the Hornets are 11-7 against the Bucks overall in their last 18.
The Hornets look to be the better team here, but I just can’t see laying double digit points in this spot. I know the Bucks are bad, but the Hornets have been getting a bit of hype lately,and I feel that may have inflated this number a bit. I don’t love this play, and personally feel there are better moves on the board for Wednesday, but for my free pick I’ll back the Bucks.