Friday, March 24, 2017
BMO Harris Bradley Center
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The Atlanta Hawks travel to BMO Harris Bradley Center to play the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday, March 24, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee as 4.5 point favorites.
The Hawks come into this game with an overall record of 37-34. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.1 as they are averaging 103.4 points per game while giving up 104.5 per contest. The Bucks have an overall record of 36-35. They currently are 2nd in the Central Division. They are averaging 104.6 points per game and surrendering 104.2, good for a point differential of 0.4.
Valuable Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 32-39-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 28-42-1 against the over/under
Important Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 32-39-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 38-32-1 against the over/under
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
03/23/17 F Paul Millsap Knee "?" Friday vs. Milwaukee
03/20/17 F Kent Bazemore Knee out indefinitely
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
03/23/17 F John Henson Thumb doubtful Friday vs. Atlanta
02/28/17 F Michael Beasley Knee out indefinitely
02/09/17 F Jabari Parker ACL out for season
Paul Millsap comes into this contest averaging 18.1 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Hawks. He pulls down 7.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Dennis Schroder averages 17.7 points per game in 31 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.2 assists per contest and 3 rebounds per game for Atlanta. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Greg Monroe averages 11.8 points per game while playing 22.5 minutes per contest this year for the Bucks. He grabs 6.6 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage currently is at 74%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 23 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.5 rebounds per contest and 5.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta averages 103.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.17 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 16th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 25th in the league. They average 43.9 rebounds per game and 23.5 assists per game which ranks them 12th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 15.6 per game. The Hawks allow 104.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee averages 104.6 points per game this year which ranks them 18th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.44 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 2nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 9th in the NBA. They average 40.6 rebounds per game and 24.2 assists per contest which ranks them 29th and 5th respectively. In the turnover department the Bucks rank 15th with 13.9 per game. The Bucks allow 104.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 17th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 42.2 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 23.9 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. The Bucks force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the NBA.
The Hawks have an offensive rating of 105.1 and a defensive rating of 106.2. In terms of pace they average 97.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Atlanta turns the ball over an average of 14.1 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 Bucks rating on offense is 109.8 and they have a defensive rating of 109.4. They get 94.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. Milwaukee turns the ball over on 13.1 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Who will win tonight's Hawks/Bucks NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Milwaukee -4.5
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