Charlotte Hornets vs. Milwaukee Bucks - 1/16/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Bucks (17-25) at Charlotte Hornets (18-21)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Time Warner Cable Arena)
The Line: Charlotte Hornets -6 -- Over/Under: 200 See the Latest Odds
The Milwaukee Bucks invade the Time Warner Cable Arena to take on the Charlotte Hornets tonight.
The Bucks have won three of their last five games and will be high on confidence after beating the Hawks by 108-101 in overtime last night. Giannis Antetokounmpo led the way with 28 points and 16 rebounds, Khris Middleton added 26 points while Michael Carter-Williams and Greg Monrow added 15 points each as the Bucks out-hustled the Hawks to improve to 17-25 on the season and 12-7 at home where they've won three straight.
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Meanwhile, the Hornets have lost eight of their last nine games and will still be licking their wounds after last night's painful 109-107 loss to the Pelicans. Nicolas Batum and Kemba Walker led the team in scoring with 25 points each while Frank Kaminsky added 18 off the bench, but with the game tied with just :02 left in the game, it was the Pelicans' Anthony Davis who finished on a dunk to steal the win and send Charlotte to 18-21 on the season and 4-14 on the road.
In ATS trends, the Bucks are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games playing on zero days rest and 5-12 ATS in their last 17 road games against a team with a home record of .600 or greater, while the Hornets are 2-7 ATS in their last nine games overall and 1-5 ATS in their last six games playing on zero days rest.
Head to head, the Bucks are 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings in Charlotte and the road team is 6-0 ATS in the last six meetings.
These teams have met earlier in the season and it was the Hornets who won by 87-82 on Nov. 29, but the Hornets have been in a mighty struggle and are generally a poor team playing on zero days rest, so I'm taking a shot with the Bucks in this one.