Giannis Antetokounmpo can carry the Bucks to yet another win as they look to end a superb month with a win over the Hornets, thinks Dave Gray
"Giannis has averaged over 33 points in November and has had at least 10 rebounds in every single game this month"
Giannis to end an incredible month with a bang
Charlotte Hornets @ Milwaukee Bucks
Sunday, 01:10 GMT
Live on Betfair Video
The Bucks host the Hornets and are strong favourites to get another win to extend their lead at the top of the Eastern conference.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is the reigning MVP and has arguably taken a step up from last season. He has averaged over 33 points in November and has had at least 10 rebounds in every single game this month. He is just dominating every opponent and Charlotte have very little to make you think that will not happen again here.
Milwaukee are the the highest scoring team in the league and should be too much for a middle of the road Hornets defence.
Charlotte are probably outperforming their talent to sit at 7-12. So they aren't the sort of team that is just going to roll over, but when they have come up against the real elite teams in the NBA, they have ended up suffering some big losses.
The Bucks do have a few injury issues, but Giannis will be strong enough to carry them through. 14.5 points is a sizeable spread, but in Milwaukee the Bucks can cover that and finish up an incredible month that saw them drop just one game.
Denver to make it seven
Denver Nuggets @ Sacramento Kings
Saturday, 22:00 GMT
Live on Sky Sports Arena
Denver have won six in a row and will be looking to continue that against the Kings. Sacramento have lost three of the past four and now have one of the best road teams in the league coming to town. The Nuggets are 5-1 on the road so far this season.
Nikola Jokic has been up and down this season, but he was dominant in the last game with the Wizards where he had a season-high 20 rebounds. Denver aren't exactly a powerhouse on offence, but defensively they lead the league in points against them per game and can bottle up the Kings tonight.
Sacramento turned things around after a poor start but a recent downturn in form has left them sitting at 7-10. They return home after a four game road trip and will hope to put a stop to the losing run. Buddy Hield has lead the way on offence and has 63 points in his past two games. He will be key if the Kings are going to pull off an upset.
Denver recorded a win over tonight's opponents in the early part of the season and they can do so again here. It could end up being a close game but the Nuggets -4.5 is the pick.
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