Milwaukee Bucks at Atlanta Hawks - 11/14/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Atlanta Hawks (4-9) vs Milwaukee Bucks (6-7)
Game Info: Sunday, November 14, 2021 at 6:00 pm (State Farm Arena)
Betting Odds: Atlanta Hawks -1 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Atlanta Hawks play host to the Milwaukee Bucks at the State Farm Arena on Sunday night.
The Milwaukee Bucks have been in a rut as they’ve lost six of their past nine games overall and they will be eager to bounce back after having their two-game win streak halted by the Celtics in a 122-113 overtime road loss on Friday. Bobby Portis led the team in scoring with 22 points on 10 of 15 shooting, Grayson Allen added 21 points, Jrue Holiday scored 17 points with 13 assists while George Hill chipped in with 16 points. As a team, the Bucks shot 44 percent from the field and 16 of 47 from the 3-point line as they rallied back from a 10-point deficit to tie the game at the end of regulation thanks to a clutch 3-pointer from Allen, before going ice-cold in overtime where they managed just five points to allow the Celtics to escape.
Meanwhile, the Atlanta Hawks have been in a real slump as they’ve lost eight of their past nine games overall and they will be hoping to snap a six-game slide after getting stopped by the Nuggets in a 105-96 road loss on Friday. Trae Young led the team with 30 points and nine assists, John Collins added 16 points with nine rebounds and two blocks while Clint Capela chipped in with 14 points and 13 rebounds. As a team, the Hawks shot just 40 percent from the field and a miserly five of 28 from the 3-point line as they hung tough in a close contest until the Nuggets used a pivotal 13-2 run in the third quarter to escape with the win. No bench player scored more than eight points as Danilo Gallinari finished with just two points on one of seven shooting while De’Andre Hunter scored just two points on one of six shooting.
Looking at the betting trends, the Bucks are 5-2 ATS in their last seven road games, 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games against a team with a losing record and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games following an ATS loss. The Hawks are 24-9 ATS in their last 33 home games, 0-5 ATS in their last five games following a loss and 0-6 ATS in their last six games overall.
Head to head, the under is 5-1 in the last six meetings in Atlanta and the Bucks are 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings overall.
The Bucks have been below their best lately as they’ve lost six of their past nine and they just lost to the Celtics in a tough overtime game on Friday, but they should have Giannis Antetokounmpo after sitting out on Friday with an ankle sprain. The Hawks will still be without De’Andre Hunter and possible Bogdan Bogdanovic which isn’t great news for a struggling Hawks team who have lost six in a row. The Hawks will turn their season around sooner or later, but with the way things are right now, I have to lean towards the Bucks who are 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings overall.