Atlanta Hawks at Milwaukee Bucks NBA Picks & Predictions 1/4/2019
Friday, January 4, 2019
Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center
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The Atlanta Hawks travel to Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center to play the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday, January 4, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Milwaukee as 14 point favorites.
The Hawks have a record of 11-26. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -8.7 as they average 109.1 points per game while giving up 117.8 per contest. The Bucks have an overall mark of 26-10. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They total 117.0 points per contest and give up 107.6, which is a point differential of 9.3.
Valuable Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 16-20-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 20-15-0 against the over/under
Important Milwaukee Bucks Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Bucks are 20-15-1 against the spread
The Milwaukee Bucks are 18-18-0 against the over/under
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
12/30/18 G Kent Bazemore Ankle is out indefinitely
12/04/18 SF Taurean Prince Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
12/23/18 F Ersan Ilyasova Nose is out indefinitely
Trae Young averages 15.4 points per game in 29.3 minutes per contest. He averages 7.4 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%. John Collins comes into this contest averaging 18.8 points per game while playing 29.7 minutes per night. He pulls down 10.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 58% while his free throw percentage is at 70%.
Khris Middleton averages 17.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.8 rebounds per contest and 4.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 87%. Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 26.3 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per contest. He grabs 12.6 rebounds per game and has 6.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is at 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hawks allow 117.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 26th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.7 rebounds a game which ranks 21st, and they give up 27.5 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league. Atlanta averages 109.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -8.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 45.2 rebounds per game and 25.7 assists per contest, which ranks them 14th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 17.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bucks surrender 107.6 points per contest, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 18th in those defensive statistics. They rank 18th with 24.1 assists allowed per contest, and 14th with 44.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bucks are 9th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.1 per game. Milwaukee is 1st in the league with 117.0 points per game this year. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 9.3. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 20th in the NBA. They are 1st in the league in rebounding with 49.7 boards per game and 5th in assists per contest with 26.2. The Bucks are 16th in turnovers per game with 14.2.
The Hawks are 29th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.5, and their defensive rating of 112.8 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 104.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 22nd. As a team they are 23rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league. Atlanta is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 4th in the league.
Milwaukee is 15th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 30th in the NBA. The Bucks are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 104.7, and their offensive rating of 113.7 is ranked 3rd. They are 5th in the NBA in pace with 102.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 1st. As a unit they are 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 2nd in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Hawks/Bucks NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Milwaukee -14
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