Friday, January 15, 2016
BMO Harris Bradley Center
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The Atlanta Hawks travel to BMO Harris Bradley Center to play the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday, January 15, 2016. The opening line for this game has Atlanta as 5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 205.5.
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The Hawks come into this game with an overall record of 23-16 and a road record of 10-9. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.7 as they are averaging 102.5 points per game while giving up 100.8 per contest. The Bucks have an overall record of 16-25 and a home record of 11-7. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They are averaging 97.9 points per game and surrendering 103.6, good for a point differential of -5.7.
Jeff Teague comes into this contest averaging 15 points per game while playing 28.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Hawks. He pulls down 2.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Paul Millsap averages 18.3 points per game in 33 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.4 assists per contest and 8.6 rebounds per game for Atlanta. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Khris Middleton averages 17.1 points per game while playing 35.6 minutes per contest this year for the Bucks. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 15.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.9 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Atlanta averages 102.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 47.2 rebounds per game and 25.3 assists per game which ranks them 30th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 14.7 per game. The Hawks allow 100.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.3 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 22.3 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 17 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league.
Milwaukee averages 97.9 points per game this year which ranks them 24th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -5.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 8th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the NBA. They average 48.4 rebounds per game and 23.4 assists per contest which ranks them 29th and 7th respectively. In the turnover department the Bucks rank 18th with 15 per game. The Bucks allow 103.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 21st and 25th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.2 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 23.8 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. The Bucks force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the NBA.
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 18-19-2 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 21-18-0 against the over/under
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 21-20-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 23-17-1 against the over/under
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
12/14/15 PG Greivis Vasquez Ankle expected to miss 3-4 months
01/14/16 PG Jerryd Bayless Ankle doubtful Friday vs. Atlanta
01/14/16 G O.J. Mayo Hamstring injured last game, "?" Friday vs. Atlanta
Josh's Pick: Take Atlanta
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