Sunday, January 15, 2017
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The Milwaukee Bucks travel to Philips Arena to play the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday, January 15, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Atlanta as 4 point favorites. The Bucks come into this game with an overall record of 20-18. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.2 as they are averaging 105.4 points per game while giving up 103.2 per contest. The Hawks have an overall record of 22-17. They currently are 1st in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 102.6 points per game and surrendering 102.6, good for a point differential of 0.0.
Giannis Antetokounmpo comes into this contest averaging 23.2 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Bucks. He pulls down 8.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Jabari Parker averages 20.8 points per game in 34.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 5.7 rebounds per game for Milwaukee. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Dennis Schroder averages 17.4 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per contest this year for the Hawks. He grabs 3 rebounds per game and has 6.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Paul Millsap averages 17.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.1 rebounds per contest and 3.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Milwaukee averages 105.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.2 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 50.6 rebounds per game and 24.9 assists per game which ranks them 22nd and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 13.7 per game. The Bucks allow 103.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 50.7 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 24.2 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league.
Atlanta averages 102.6 points per game this year which ranks them 20th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 14th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 25th in the NBA. They average 53.4 rebounds per game and 23.9 assists per contest which ranks them 8th and 6th respectively. In the turnover department the Hawks rank 26th with 15.5 per game. The Hawks allow 102.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 20th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 22.2 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. The Hawks force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA.
The Bucks have an offensive rating of 110 and a defensive rating of 107.7. In terms of pace they average 95.2 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Milwaukee turns the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Hawks rating on offense is 104.9 and they have a defensive rating of 104.9. They get 97.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 51%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. Atlanta turns the ball over on 14 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 18-20-0 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 23-14-1 against the over/under
Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 20-19-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 14-24-1 against the over/under
Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
10/22/16 F Khris Middleton Hamstring out indefinitely
Atlanta Hawks Injuries
10/25/16 C Tiago Splitter Hamstring out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Atlanta -4
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