NBA Basketball Betting: MILWAUKEE BUCKS at CHARLOTTE HORNETS (10/29)

PRO BASKETBALL — October 29

MILWAUKEE at CHARLOTTE
(GetThatBet Line: Hornets -8 , Total: 192.5) — A big night for basketball in Charlotte, as the team with the nickname that never quite fit (Bobcats) switches it to “Hornets.” And this team has made two significant changes to pump up the volume on offense, with the acquisitions of Lance Stephenson and Marvin Williams. As long as Al Jefferson can stay away from injuries that keep him off the court for extended periods (currently dealing with an ankle), we’re looking at a team that could compete for the upper half of the East playoff queue. And the emphasis is on defense; in none of last year’s four meetings did Milwaukee shoot better than 43%. Jason Kidd came in with significant control over personnel, which is what he campaigned for in his Brooklyn power play, and we are betting against him. Nothing truly indicates a meaningful difference in firepower with the Bucks, although we’re sure Kidd is more confident about himself as a coach with a year under his belt.

THE PLAY BY JAY: CHARLOTTE -8 **

(All information is for news matter only; All games are graded on a scale of 1-4 stars. Lines are subject to change)