Milwaukee Bucks at Atlanta Hawks NBA Picks & Predictions 10/29/2017
Sunday, October 29, 2017
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The Milwaukee Bucks head to Philips Arena to take on the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday, October 29, 2017. The opening line for this game has Milwaukee as 5 point favorites.
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The Bucks head into this matchup with a mark of 3-2. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.2 as they are averaging 102.0 points per contest while giving up 103.2 per game. The Hawks have an overall mark of 1-5. They currently are 5th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 98.5 points per contest and giving up 106.0, which is a point differential of -7.5.
Valuable Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 2-2-1 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 3-2-0 against the over/under
Important Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 2-3-1 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 1-5-0 against the over/under
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
10/16/17 F Jabari Parker Knee out indefinitely
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Giannis Antetokounmpo comes into this game averaging 35 points per contest while playing 39.2 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 10.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 62% while his free throw percentage is 77%. Khris Middleton averages 15.2 points per contest in 35.6 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.8 assists per game and 5.2 rebounds per contest for Milwaukee. His field goal percentage is 40% for the season while his free throw percentage is 100%.
Marco Belinelli has scored 15.5 points per contest while playing 27.5 minutes per game this season for the Hawks. He hauls in 2.5 rebounds per contest and has 2.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 100%. Kent Bazemore averages 12.8 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 29 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.8 rebounds per game and 3.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Milwaukee averages 102 points per contest this year, which is 17th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.2 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 4th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 9th in the NBA. They average 37.6 boards per contest and 22 assists per game, which ranks them 30th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 19th with 15 per game. The Bucks allow 103.2 points per contest which is 15th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 15th and 22nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.4 rebounds a game which ranks 16th, and they allow 20.8 assists per game which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta is 26th in the NBA with 98.5 points per contest this season. They are 28th in the league in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -7.5. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 10th in the league. They are 18th in the NBA in rebounding with 43.3 boards per contest and 24th in assists per game with 19.8. The Hawks are 25th in turnovers per contest with 14.2. The Hawks give up 106 points per game, which ranks them 17th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 7th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 22.7 dimes allowed per game and 30th with 49.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Hawks are 26th in the league in forcing turnovers with 17 per contest this year.
The Bucks are 17th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.5, and their defensive rating of 106.7 is ranked 14th. In terms of pace they are 22nd in the league with 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 3rd. As a team they are 5th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 18th in the league. Milwaukee is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 13th in the league.
Atlanta is 23rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 21st in the NBA. The Hawks are 26th in the league in defensive rating with 107, and their offensive rating of 99.4 is ranked 13th. They are 13th in the NBA in pace with 99.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 28th. As a unit they are 27th in the league in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 23rd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Bucks/Hawks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Atlanta +5
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