Saturday, February 20, 2016
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The Milwaukee Bucks travel to Philips Arena to play the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday, February 20, 2016. The opening line for this game has Atlanta as 8.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 207.
The Bucks come into this game with an overall record of 22-32 and a road record of 7-24. They are 5th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -4.7 as they are averaging 98.1 points per game while giving up 102.9 per contest. Milwaukee is 4-4 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 16-16. They are 3-7 in their last 10 games. The Hawks have an overall record of 31-24 and a home record of 17-9. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 102.4 points per game and surrendering 99.7, good for a point differential of 2.7. Atlanta has a division record of 6-5 and a conference record of 19-15. In their last 10 games they are 5-5.
Khris Middleton comes into this contest averaging 17.9 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Bucks. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 15.9 points per game in 34.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 7.1 rebounds per game for Milwaukee. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Jeff Teague averages 15.1 points per game while playing 28.6 minutes per contest this year for the Hawks. He grabs 2.7 rebounds per game and has 5.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Paul Millsap averages 17.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.6 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Milwaukee averages 98.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -4.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the league. They average 49.3 rebounds per game and 22.9 assists per game which ranks them 27th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 15.4 per game. The Bucks allow 102.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 19th and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.6 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 23.9 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in the league.
Atlanta averages 102.4 points per game this year which ranks them 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.7 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 35% which is good for 19th in the NBA. They average 48.1 rebounds per game and 25.3 assists per contest which ranks them 30th and 2nd respectively. In the turnover department the Hawks rank 21st with 15.1 per game. The Hawks allow 99.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 13th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.9 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 22.2 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. The Hawks force 16.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the NBA.
The Bucks average 95.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 97.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -8.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 1.7 per contest. The Bucks have an offensive rating of 103.9 and a defensive rating of 108.9. In terms of pace they average 93.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 19% of their shots. Milwaukee turns the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Hawks score 103.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 105.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 4.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 5.4 points per game. The Hawks rating on offense is 105.2 and they have a defensive rating of 102.4. They get 96.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 32% of their shot attempts. Atlanta turns the ball over on 14 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 15.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 28-26-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 29-24-1 against the over/under
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 26-27-2 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 27-28-0 against the over/under
Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
12/14/15 PG Greivis Vasquez Ankle expected to miss 3-4 months
02/19/16 PG Jerryd Bayless Knee doubtful Friday vs. Charlotte
02/04/16 F John Henson Back out indefinitely
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
02/19/16 G Kirk Hinrich Acquired doubtful Friday vs. Miami
02/17/16 F Tiago Splitter Hip out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Milwaukee
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