Milwaukee Bucks vs Atlanta Hawks NBA Picks 11/20/2019
Game: Milwaukee Bucks vs Atlanta Hawks
Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
TV: Fox Sports Southeast - Atlanta
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee -10
State Farm Arena is the site where Jabari Parker and the Atlanta Hawks (4-9, 4th in the Southeast Division) will play the Milwaukee Bucks (10-3, 1st in the Central Division) on Wednesday. Milwaukee opens this matchup as 10 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 230.
The Bucks cover 53.8% of the time, having gone 7-6-0 ATS. Atlanta is covering the spread 38.5% of the time, going 5-8-0 against the spread.
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
11/11/2019 Khris Middleton SF Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Dec 4
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
11/18/2019 Vince Carter SG Personal Game Time Decision
11/14/2019 Kevin Huerter SG Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Nov 29
Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 30.3 points per game in 33.0 minutes per contest. He averages 6.2 assists per contest and 14.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 58% for the year while his free throw percentage is 61%. Eric Bledsoe comes into this contest averaging 16.3 points per game while playing 27.2 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 77%.
Trae Young averages 27.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.0 rebounds per contest and 8.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 82%. Jabari Parker averages 17.2 points per game while playing 27.8 minutes per contest. He grabs 6.4 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bucks allow 109.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 2nd and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.2 rebounds a game which ranks 26th, and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the league. Milwaukee averages 118.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 9.5 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 52.2 rebounds per game and 23.9 assists per contest, which ranks them 1st and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 15.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hawks surrender 115.5 points per contest, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 15th in those defensive statistics. They rank 16th with 24.2 assists allowed per contest, and 10th with 44.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hawks are 23rd in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.6 per game. Atlanta is 23rd in the league with 106.1 points per game this year. They are 16th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -9.4. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 30th in the NBA. They are 26th in the league in rebounding with 43.2 boards per game and 21st in assists per contest with 22.6. The Hawks are 2nd in turnovers per game with 18.0.
The Bucks are 5th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.4, and their defensive rating of 101.6 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 106.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 2nd. As a team they are 5th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shots, ranking 2nd in the league. Milwaukee is 20th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 27th in the league.
Atlanta is 3rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 11th in the NBA. The Hawks are 30th in the league in defensive rating with 112.2, and their offensive rating of 103.1 is ranked 23rd. They are 14th in the NBA in pace with 102.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 23rd. As a unit they are 23rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 18th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Bucks/Hawks NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Atlanta +10
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