Are the Hawks a home favorite against the Bucks this season?
The Hawks are just 6-14 ATS this season as road ‘dogs, but they’re 2-0 SU and ATS in two home games against the Bucks this season. Milwaukee is 11-20 ATS as a home favorite.
How do the Hawks and Bucks rank in offensive and defensive ratings?
These teams respectively rank second (Hawks) and third (Bucks) in offensive rating. Defensively is where they separate with the Bucks 11th and the Hawks 26th. The Bucks just put up 142 points on the 14th-ranked defense of the Thunder and they should be able to abuse the Hawks’ defense.
What time does the Hawks vs Bucks tip-off?
Tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET. Below, we look at the Hawks vs. Bucks odds and lines, and make our expert NBA picks, predictions and bets. The Bucks are coming into this battle following a 142-115 road win over the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Can the Hawks bounce back from loss to the Pistons?
The Hawks are striving to bounce back from their 113-110 overtime loss to the Pistons — played on Monday. In their three point defeat on the road, guard Bogdan Bogdanovic scored a team-high 22 points in 39 minutes played.
Why the Bucks can cover
Milwaukee’s offense is very good statistically, and this is also a juicy matchup for the Bucks on that end of the court. The Bucks are scoring 110.2 points per 100 possessions this season, ranking in the top 10 of the NBA, and Milwaukee is prolific from three-point range. The Bucks are averaging 14.3 three-pointers per game, No.
Why the Hawks can cover
The Hawks are tremendous on the offensive end of the floor. Atlanta is No. 2 in the NBA in offensive efficiency, scoring 112.5 points per 100 possessions this season. The Hawks lead the league in ball security, committing a turnover on only 12.5 percent of offensive possessions, and Atlanta is making 46.0 percent of field-goal attempts.
How to make Hawks vs. Bucks picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning under on the total, projecting 224 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits over 50 percent of the time. You can only see the model’s pick at SportsLine.
Hawks vs Bucks odds
Odds via the Covers Line, an average comprised of odds from multiple sportsbooks.
Hawks vs Bucks betting preview
Hawks: De’Andre Hunter F (Out), Bogdan Bogdanovic G (Probable), Cam Reddish F (Questionable).
Bucks: Donte DiVincenzo G (Out), Jordan Nwora F (Questionable).
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Against the spread (ATS) pick
What more do you want from the Atlanta Hawks? This team has taken down the top two defenses in the Eastern Conference, refused to pack it in even when down big, and has the best scoring depth of any of the four remaining playoff teams (see: Huerter, Kevin).
Player prop pick
It may seem like we’re blindly jumping on the Huerter heater after his 27-point effort to close out the Sixers, but the Hawks’ crimson-haired third-year shooting guard out of Maryland has had success against Milwaukee this season.
Hawks vs Bucks betting card
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