3 Best Prop Bets for Bucks vs Hornets NBA Game on FanDuel Sportsbook

Larry Rupp
Milwaukee Bucks vs Charlotte Hornets prop bets for NBA game on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022.
Milwaukee Bucks vs Charlotte Hornets prop bets for NBA game on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022. / Jared C. Tilton/GettyImages

Monday's NBA schedule has seven games, including an exciting clash between the Milwaukee Bucks and Charlotte Hornets. The Bucks are a 2-point road favorite and the over/under is set at 236.5 points.

Here's three of the best prop bets for the Bucks-Hornets game, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.

Bucks-Hornets Prop Bets

1. LaMelo Ball - Points: Under 18.5 (-118)

Second-year pro LaMelo Ball has been all over the floor for the Charlotte Hornets this season, but his scoring output has been taking a dip as of late. Ball has scored less than 19 points in five of his last seven games and is only attempting 14.1 field goals per game during that span. The Bucks line up as a tough matchup on Monday night given they have posted the 12th-best defensive efficiency mark in the NBA. Milwaukee is also giving up an opponent shooting percentage of just 44.2% (T-No. 8 in NBA). Ball is the main facilitator on this offense, so look for him to dish the ball out rather than put it in the basket.

2. Khris Middleton - Rebounds: Over 5.5 (-118)

The Bucks desperately need someone other than Giannis Antetokounmpo to control the boards and that someone has become Khris Middleton. The two-time All-Star has taken advantage of a small uptick in minutes by logging at least six rebounds in each of his last four games. Charlotte ranks dead last in the NBA when it comes to opponent total rebounds per game (56.8) and is allowing an opponent defensive rebounding percentage of 77.7% (No. 17 in NBA). Expect Middleton to put up a similar performance to Saturday's game, when he brought down 10 boards against this Charlotte squad.

3. First Half Winner: Milwaukee Bucks (-128)

Trust the numbers in this situation. The Bucks may have failed to cover the first half spread against the Hornets on Saturday, but they remain a dominant team early on in games. Milwaukee is 25-16 against the spread (ATS) in the first half of their games this season, which includes a mark of 12-9 on the road. Keep in mind that the Bucks also average the third-most first half points per game in the league (57.1). Antetokounmpo & company should come out hungry for a win after dropping three of their last four games. Backing Milwaukee in the first half tonight is a smart bet.

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