Atlanta Hawks vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction, 6/23/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Hawks vs Milwaukee Bucks
Date: Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (+7.5)
The Milwaukee Bucks (46-26) host the Atlanta Hawks (41-31) at Fiserv Forum on Wednesday in Game 1 of their series. Atlanta opens this contest as 7.5-point underdogs. The total has been set at 224.
The Atlanta Hawks played the Philadelphia 76ers and earned the victory with a final of 103-96 in their last contest. Atlanta finished the contest having earned a 44.4% field goal percentage (36 out of 81) and made 7 of 27 3-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Hawks made 24 of their 32 attempts for a percentage of 75.0%. In terms of grabbing rebounds, they earned 44 with 6 of them being of the offensive variety. They also distributed 22 dimes for the matchup while forcing the other team into 17 turnovers and having 9 steals. In the matter of defense, Atlanta allowed the other team to go 42.5% from the field on 34 out of 80 shooting. Philadelphia doled out 26 dimes and had 7 steals for this contest. In addition, Philadelphia had 48 rebounds (7 offensive, 41 defensive) and added 1 block. Philadelphia finished the game at 76.0% when shooting free throws by knocking down 19 of their 25 attempts. They made 9 of 28 shots from beyond the arc.
Kevin Huerter is someone who was important in this contest. He was able to score 27 points on 10 out of 18 shooting. He saw the court for 39:35 minutes and pulled down 7 rebounds. Huerter finished shooting 55.6% from the floor and dished out 3 assists. An additional guy that was a factor in this game for the Hawks was Trae Young. He totaled 3 rebounds in 43:00 minutes on the basketball court. He finished the game shooting 21.7% from the field for the game by hitting 5-of-23 (21 points). Overall, Young tallied 10 assists.
Atlanta heads into this game with a win-loss mark of 41-31 on the campaign. The Hawks are hitting 37.3% on three-point shots (895 of 2,402) and 81.2% from the free throw line. They average 113.7 pts per contest (13th in the NBA) while connecting on 46.8% from the field. They turn it over 13.2 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 19.3 fouls per contest. As a unit, Atlanta is pulling down 45.6 rebounds per contest and has racked up 1,737 assists so far this season, which ranks 19th in the league in terms of passing the ball. On the defensive end, the Hawks are able to force 12.3 turnovers per contest while drawing 19.8 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 34.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 12th in basketball in points per game from their opponents (111.4). The Hawks defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 46.3% (886 of 1,422) and they surrender 42.7 boards per game as a unit. They rank 11th in the league in giving up assists with 1,754 relinquished on the campaign.
In their last game, the Milwaukee Bucks walked away with a victory by a final of 115-111 when they faced the Brooklyn Nets. The Bucks pulled down 30 defensive rebounds and 18 offensive boards totaling 48 in this matchup. They also turned it over 7 times, while earning 9 steals for this game. The Nets committed 20 personal fouls in the game which got the Bucks to the free throw line for a total of 21 attempts. They were able to make 14 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 66.7%. In terms of shooting from beyond the arc, Milwaukee buried 15 out of 36 attempts (41.7%). At the conclusion of this game, the Bucks went 43 out of 98 from the field which had them shooting 43.9%. The Bucks permitted the Nets to make 39 of 84 tries from the field which left them with a rate of 46.4% in this matchup. They finished 30.8% from distance by going 12 out of 39 and ended up shooting 21 of 25 at the free throw line (84.0%). When discussing how they rebounded, Milwaukee allowed Brooklyn to snag 46 in total (11 offensive).
Giannis Antetokounmpo ended up being a factor for the Bucks in the matchup. He knocked down 15 of 24 for this game for a rate of 62.5%, and had 13 rebounds. Antetokounmpo accumulated 40 points in his 50:08 mins on the hardwood and earned 5 assists in this contest. Someone else that ended being a contributor for Milwaukee was Khris Middleton. He came away with 6 dimes in his 52:21 mins on the hardwood, and he converted 9 of 26 from the floor. Middleton ended the game having shot 34.6% from the field in addition to totaling 23 points and 10 rebounds.
Milwaukee has a win-loss record of 46-26 on the year. The Bucks commit 17.3 fouls per contest while shooting 76.0% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 25.5 times per game (14th in the league) and they are turning it over 13.8 times per game. Milwaukee has scored 8,649 points on the season (120.1 per contest) and they snag 48.1 boards per game. As an offensive unit, the Bucks are shooting 48.7% from the floor, which has them ranked 3rd in basketball. The Bucks defensively are ranked 22nd in the league in points per game surrendered with 114.2. The Milwaukee defense concedes 38.4% on shots from behind the 3-point line (1,068 of 2,778) and their opponents are connecting on 78.0% of their shots from the free throw line. They have conceded 25.1 assists and 43.4 total rebounds per game, ranking them 17th and 13th in basketball. They have forced 13.2 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 45.6% from the field (5th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Atlanta (+7.5)
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