Bucks vs. Hornets Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for January 31 (Don't Expect an Upset at Fiserv Forum)

Bucks vs. Hornets Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for January 31 (Don't Expect an Upset at Fiserv Forum)


Bucks vs. Hornets Game Info

  • Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2023
  • Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Fiserv Forum -- Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Coverage: BSSE and BSWI

The 2022-23 NBA season continues on Tuesday with five more games, including a battle between the Charlotte Hornets and Milwaukee Bucks. The Hornets rank 14th in the Eastern Conference with a 15-36 record, while the Bucks check in second with a 33-17 record. This one lines up as a big mismatch.

Charlotte enters as a victor in four of its last six games following a 122-117 win over the Miami Heat on Sunday. Meanwhile, Milwaukee has now won four straight games thanks to a 135-110 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday. Which Eastern Conference foe will earn a win on Tuesday?

Bucks vs. Hornets Odds & Spread

  • All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: MIL: (-590) | CHA: (+430)
  • Spread: MIL: -11 (-110) | CHA: +11 (-110)
  • Total: 244 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Bucks enter this contest as heavy home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 8 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 244 points, which ranks as the highest of Tuesday's projected totals.

Bucks vs Hornets Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Bucks -12 - - 239 -110 -110 -770 540

Bucks vs. Hornets Betting Trends

  • The Bucks are 26-21-1 against the spread this season.
  • Bucks games have gone over the total 25 times out of 49 chances this season.
  • Hornets games this season have hit the over on 26 of 49 set point totals (53.1%).
  • Milwaukee has done a better job covering the spread in home games (17-8-0) than it has in road affairs (9-13-1).
  • This season, Charlotte is 7-15-0 at home against the spread (.318 winning percentage). Away, it is 13-11-3 ATS (.481).

Bucks vs. Hornets Prediction & Pick

It's worth noting that Giannis Antetokounmpo popped up on the injury report following his 50-point performance on Sunday. He is dealing with a knee issue, but is listed as probable to play. Of course, the Greek Freak is an MVP candidate as he is averaging 31.7 points and 12.0 rebounds per game.

Seeing the Hornets pull off a road upset at Fiserv Forum tonight would be quite a shock. The Bucks are 20-5 in home games this season and rank fifth in offensive efficiency during those contests. Milwaukee defends well at home, too, as it allows only 46.2 points in the paint per game (No. 5 in NBA).

The Bucks have won five of their last six home games, so I feel comfortable backing Milwaukee.

Final Score Prediction: Bucks: 130 | Hornets: 114

Bucks vs. Hornets Best Bet

The Hornets did take down the Bucks by a score of 138-109 at Fiserv Forum back on Jan. 6 thanks to a ridiculous 51-point first quarter. Expect Milwaukee to come out motivated to exact revenge as a result. Building a substantial lead and being able to rest its stars in the fourth quarter would be great.

The Bucks are 5-2 against the spread (ATS) in their last seven games overall and 14-2 ATS in their last 16 games on a Tuesday. Each of the Hornet's last five losses have come by an average of 17.4 points as well. When Charlotte loses, it tends to lose in a massive way. Trust the Bucks to run up the score.

Bet: Milwaukee Bucks -11 (-110)

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