Milwaukee Bucks at Atlanta Hawks - 1/17/22 NBA Picks and Prediction

Milwaukee Bucks at Atlanta Hawks - 1/17/22 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Hawks (17-25) vs Milwaukee Bucks (27-18)

Game Info: Monday, January 17, 2022 at 6:00 pm (State Farm Arena)

Betting Odds: Atlanta Hawks +4.5 -- Over/Under: 229 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Milwaukee Bucks and Atlanta Hawks meet Monday in NBA action at the State Farm Arena. The Milwaukee Bucks look for a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Atlanta Hawks look to snap a five-game losing streak.

The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 112 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 107.8 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 28.5 points and 11.5 rebounds, while Khris Middleton is averaging 19.2 points and 5.3 assists. Jrue Holiday is the third double-digit scorer and Bobby Portis is dishing 1.3 assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 76.6 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.3 rebounds per game.

The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 110.3 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 111.6 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Trae Young is averaging 27.7 points and 4 rebounds, while John Collins is averaging 17.4 points and 2 assists. Bogdan Bogdanovic is the third double-digit scorer, and Clint Capela is grabbing 13.1 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 79.9 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.2 rebounds per game.

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The Bucks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Hawks are 0-11 ATS in their last 11 home games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 5-0 in Bucks last 5 overall. The over is 7-3 in Hawks last 10 overall. The under is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in Atlanta.

The Milwaukee Bucks have been hit or miss as of late, but they're healthy for the most part and still a dangerous team as long as Antetokounmpo and others are a go. The Atlanta Hawks are a complete mess and underachieving, and they're losing their last five games by an average of 13.6 points while allowing nearly 50 percent shooting from the field. Backing the Hawks against a respectable team is nuts right now. Give me the Bucks and the small chalk. 

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Randy’s Pick Milwaukee Bucks -4.5

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