Atlanta Hawks vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction, 1/24/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Hawks vs Milwaukee Bucks
Date: Sunday, January 24, 2021
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (+9)
The Atlanta Hawks (8-7) travel to Fiserv Forum on Sunday where they'll take on the Milwaukee Bucks (9-6). Atlanta opens this matchup as 9-point dogs. The O/U is set at 235.5.
The Atlanta Hawks played the Minnesota Timberwolves and notched a win by a score of 116-98 in their last game. Atlanta walked away from the game with a 45.8% FG percentage (38 out of 83) and made 15 of their 35 three-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Hawks converted 25 of 30 attempts for a rate of 83.3%. In reference to rebounding, they earned a total of 55 with 13 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 21 assists for the contest as well as having 9 steals and 12 rejections. With regard to defense, Atlanta allowed their opponent to shoot 43.0% from the floor on 40 of 93 shooting. Minnesota recorded 30 assists and had 14 steals in this matchup. Additionally, the Timberwolves grabbed 40 rebounds (10 offensive, 30 defensive) and earned 8 blocks. Minnesota walked away from this one shooting 83.3% when shooting free throws by converting 10 of their 12 shots. They also knocked down 8 out of their 32 shots from distance.
Trae Young is one player who was a major factor for the matchup. He ended up scoring 43 points on 14 out of 22 shooting. He was on the court for 30:58 mins and totaled 4 rebounds. Young finished the game shooting 63.6% from the field and recorded 5 dimes. Another guy that had an impact in the matchup for the Hawks was Cam Reddish. He collected 5 rebounds and also had 2 assists. He finished 30.0% from the floor in the matchup by shooting 3-of-10 (15 points). When this game wrapped up, Reddish saw the court for 24:28 minutes.
Atlanta comes into this game with a record of 8-7 on the year. The Hawks are hitting 34.8% on shots beyond the perimeter (186 of 534) and 80.7% from the free throw line. They average 112.3 points per contest (13th in basketball) while connecting on 43.9% from the field. They turn the ball over 15.3 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 19.8 personal fouls every game. As a team, Atlanta is collecting 50.1 boards per game and has tallied 363 assists for the year, which ranks 17th in the NBA in terms of passing. When they are on defense, the Hawks have forced 13.0 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 20.9 fouls. The Hawks are allowing a shooting percentage of 43.6% (195 of 314) and they relinquish 45.1 boards per contest as a unit. They are currently ranked 9th in basketball in giving up assists with 346 conceded so far this year. They relinquish 32.4% on shots from downtown and they are ranked 10th in the league in PPG allowed (108.9).
The last time they took the court, the Milwaukee Bucks took a defeat with a final score of 113-106 against the Los Angeles Lakers. The Bucks were able to collect 41 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive boards totaling 46 in this contest. They blocked 5 shots while recording 5 steals in the game. The Lakers committed 14 fouls in this contest which got the Bucks to the free throw line for 12 attempts. They were able to bury 9 of the free throw tries for a rate of 75.0%. Pertaining to shooting from beyond the arc, Milwaukee buried 9 of their 28 tries (32.1%). When the game finished, the Bucks finished 44 for 87 from the floor which had them shooting 50.6%. The Bucks permitted the Lakers to bury 41 out of their 88 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 46.6% in the game. They went 51.4% from three-point range by going 19 out of 37 and finished the game at 12 out of 15 from the charity stripe (80.0%). In regard to team rebounding, Milwaukee permitted Los Angeles to grab 38 overall (6 on the offensive side).
Giannis Antetokounmpo ended up being a factor for the Bucks for the contest. He knocked down 11 of 17 in this contest for a field goal rate of 64.7%, which had him sitting at 25 points. Antetokounmpo grabbed 12 rebounds in his 35:04 minutes of playing time and accounted for 3 dimes for the matchup. Another guy that was important for Milwaukee was Jrue Holiday. He walked away with 22 points in his 38:32 minutes played by way of 10 out of 18 shooting for the game. Holiday walked away from this one going 55.6% from the floor as well as earning 7 assists and 5 rebounds.
Milwaukee has a mark of 9-6 for the season. The Bucks are committing 18.7 fouls per contest while shooting 73.5% from the free throw line. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 25.9 times per game (10th in the NBA) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.3 times per contest. Milwaukee has totaled 1,792 points for the year (119.5 per contest) and they pull in 47.5 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Bucks are shooting 48.7% from the floor, which is ranked 3rd in the league. The Bucks on the defensive end are ranked 14th in the league in PPG allowed with 110.7. The Milwaukee defense gives up 38.6% on shots from beyond the perimeter (210 of 544) and their opponents are knocking down 76.8% of their free throw shots. They have conceded 23.1 dimes and 43.6 total boards per game, which is ranked 9th and 9th in the league. They are forcing 14.4 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.2% from the field (9th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Milwaukee (-9)
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