Milwaukee Bucks vs. Atlanta Hawks - 12/27/19 NBA Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Milwaukee Bucks vs Atlanta Hawks
Date: Friday, December 27, 2019
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
TV: Fox Sports Southeast - Atlanta
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee -12
Jabari Parker and the Atlanta Hawks (6-25, 5th in the Southeast Division) host the Milwaukee Bucks (27-5, 1st in the Central Division) at State Farm Arena on Friday, December 27, 2019. Atlanta opens this matchup as 12 point underdogs. The over/under has been set at 237.
The Bucks are covering the spread 56.2% of the time, having gone 18-14-0 ATS. Atlanta is covering 41.9% of the time, going 13-18-0 against the spread.
Key Milwaukee Bucks Injuries
12/24/2019 Dragan Bender SF Ankle Expected to be out until at least Dec 27
12/14/2019 Eric Bledsoe PG Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Dec 30
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
12/23/2019 Alex Len C Ankle Game Time Decision
12/23/2019 Evan Turner SG Hamstring Game Time Decision
Giannis Antetokounmpo averages 30.5 points per contest in 31.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 5.7 assists per game and 12.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 55% for the season while his free throw percentage is 60%. Khris Middleton comes into this game averaging 18.5 points per contest while playing 27.9 minutes per night. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Trae Young averages 29.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 35.6 minutes per game. He also hauls in 4.4 rebounds per game and dishes 8.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 85%. Jabari Parker scores 15.4 points per contest while playing 26.5 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.1 rebounds per contest and has 1.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bucks allow 107.6 points per contest which is 11th in the NBA. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 21st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.1 rebounds a game which ranks 20th, and they allow 24.4 assists per game which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 15.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Milwaukee averages 120.3 points per contest, which is 1st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 12.7 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 1st. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 11th in the NBA. They average 51.2 boards per contest and 25.9 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 20th with 14.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hawks give up 118.6 points per game, which ranks them 29th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 27th and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 24.6 dimes allowed per game and 26th with 46.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Hawks are 28th in the league in forcing turnovers with 16.5 per contest. Atlanta is 20th in the NBA with 108.8 points per contest this season. They are 22nd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -9.8. They shoot 32% from beyond the arc, which is good for 30th in the league. They are 28th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.0 boards per contest and 19th in assists per game with 23.3. The Hawks are 1st in turnovers per contest with 17.0.
The Bucks are 3rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 114.4, and their defensive rating of 102.4 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 104.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 3rd in the league. Milwaukee is 22nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 30th in the league.
Atlanta is 4th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 6th in the league. The Hawks are 28th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.4, and their defensive rating of 113.8 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 103.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 25th. As a team they are 24th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 13th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Atlanta +12 and over 237 total points
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