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Bucks vs. Hornets odds, line, spread: 2022 NBA picks, Jan. 8 predictions from proven computer model

The Milwaukee Bucks will take on the Charlotte Hornets at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday at the Spectrum Center. Charlotte is 20-19 overall and 10-5 at home, while the Bucks are 26-15 overall and 13-8 on the road. Milwaukee is currently the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference while Charlotte is holding onto the eighth seed.

The Bucks have won seven of the last 10 head-to-head meetings but it’s been the Hornets that have covered the spread in seven of those 10 matchups. This time around, Charlotte is favored by 1.5 points in the latest Hornets vs. Bucks odds from Caesars Sportsbook and the over-under is set at 235. Before entering any Bucks vs. Hornets picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model enters Week 11 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 48-24 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning almost $2,000. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Hornets vs. Bucks. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA betting lines for Bucks vs. Hornets:

  • Hornets vs. Bucks spread: Hornets -1.5
  • Hornets vs. Bucks over-under: 235 points

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What you need to know about the Hornets

Charlotte made easy work of the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday and carried off a 140-111 victory. The Hornets can attribute much of their success to shooting guard Kelly Oubre Jr., who shot 9-for-14 from downtown and finished with 32 points and six rebounds.

Under head coach James Borrego, the Hornets rank second in the NBA in pace (100.8) and second in the NBA in scoring (115.5). Oubre is averaging 16.6 points per game after signing as a free agent this offseason while second-year guard LaMelo Ball is averaging 19.3 points, 7.8 assists and 7.3 rebounds per game and has continued his evolution as one of the game’s brightest young stars.

What you need to know about the Bucks

Meanwhile, while not quite a landslide, the contest between Milwaukee and the Brooklyn Nets on Friday was still a pretty decisive one as Milwaukee wrapped it up with a 121-109 win on the road. It was another big night for the Bucks’ power forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, who had 31 points and nine assists along with seven boards.

With Grayson Allen, Pat Connaughton, Jrue Holiday and George Hill all in health and safety protocols, Antetokounmpo will continue to assume primary ball-handling responsibilities and the Bucks will likely go with a large lineup to cope with the lack of guard depth. They had success with it against what many consider to be their biggest threats in the Eastern Conference on Friday and will hope for similar results on Saturday. 

How to make Hornets vs. Bucks picks

The model is leaning under on the total and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in almost 70 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Bucks vs. Hornets? And which side of the spread hits almost 70 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out.

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