Atlanta Hawks vs. Milwaukee Bucks - 12/27/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Milwaukee Bucks (27-5) at Atlanta Hawks (6-25)
NBA Basketball: Friday, December 27, 2019 at 7:30 pm (State Farm Arena)
The Line: Atlanta Hawks +12 -- Over/Under: 237.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Milwaukee Bucks and Atlanta Hawks meet Friday in NBA action at the State Farm Arena.
The Milwaukee Bucks look for a win after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 120.3 points on 48.1 percent shooting and allowing 107.6 points on 41.5 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 30.5 points and 12.9 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 18.5 points and 5.5 rebounds. Eric Bledsoe is the third double-digit scorer and George Hill is dishing three assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 72.5 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 51.2 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have won eight of their last nine road games.
The Atlanta Hawks could use a win here to snap an eight-game losing streak. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 108.8 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 118.6 points on 47.8 percent shooting. Trae Young is averaging 29 points and 8.5 assists while John Collins is averaging 18.7 points and nine rebounds. Jabari Parker is the third double-digit scorer and De'Andre Hunter is grabbing four rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 31.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75.8 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have lost four straight home games.
The Bucks are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest, 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games as a favorite and 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Hawks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 3 or more days rest, 17-8 ATS in their last 25 games as a home underdog and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The under is 3-1-1 in Bucks last 5 Friday games. The over is 18-6 in Hawks last 24 overall. The Bucks are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Atlanta and 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings. The over is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings in Atlanta and 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
The Milwaukee Bucks got a slice of humble pie on Christmas after the 76ers shot them out of the building, but this is a nice bounce back spot against a Hawks team that's riding an eight-game losing streak. However, the Milwaukee Bucks are just 7-8 ATS as a double-digit favorite this season, while the Atlanta Hawks are 4-2 ATS as a double-digit underdog. The return of John Collins is also a major boost to the Hawks, as he's easily the teams second best player and a legit scoring option to take pressure off of Trae Young. This line is a bit too steep. Give me the points with the home team.