Atlanta Hawks vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction, 6/25/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Hawks vs Milwaukee Bucks
Date: Friday, June 25, 2021
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (+7.5)
Fiserv Forum is the venue where and the Milwaukee Bucks (46-26) will play the Atlanta Hawks (41-31) on Friday in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The line on this matchup has Milwaukee as 7.5-point favorites. The O/U opens at 226.5.
The Hawks went home with a win by a final score of 116-113 in Game 1. Atlanta walked away from the game with a 49.5% field goal percentage (47 of 95) and converted 8 of their 32 3-pointers. At the free throw line, the Hawks buried 14 of their 16 tries for a rate of 87.5%. Regarding grabbing rebounds, they compiled a total of 51 with 12 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 19 assists for the matchup while forcing 8 turnovers and earning 5 steals. Pertaining to the defense, Atlanta allowed 46.1% from the floor on 47 of 102 shooting. Milwaukee doled out 27 dimes and had 6 steals in this game. Moreover, Milwaukee had 45 boards (12 offensive, 33 defensive) and added 2 rejections. Milwaukee ended up shooting 78.6% from the free throw line by knocking down 11 of their 14 attempts. They converted 8 out of their 36 attempts from long range.
Trae Young is one player who was a contributor for the matchup. He walked away with 48 points on 17 out of 34 shooting. He played for 41:05 mins and collected 7 rebounds. Young finished 50.0% from the field and also earned 11 assists. One more player that was a factor in this game for the Hawks was John Collins. He grabbed 15 rebounds in his 36:57 min on the hardwood. He finished 68.8% from the field in the game by going 11-of-16 (23 points). When the final whistle was blown, Collins earned 1 assist.
Atlanta steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss record of 41-31 for the year. They cough up possession 13.2 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 19.3 fouls per game. As a team, Atlanta is grabbing 45.6 boards per game and has accounted for 1,737 assists for the season, which ranks 19th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. The Hawks are shooting 37.3% on 3-pointers (895 of 2,402) and 81.2% from the free throw line. They are averaging 113.7 points per outing (13th in the NBA) while going 46.8% from the floor. On defense, the Hawks are able to force 12.3 turnovers per contest and they draw 19.8 fouls. They are ranked 11th in the NBA in allowing assists to their opponents with 1,754 relinquished for the season. The Hawks defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 46.3% (886 of 1,422) and they relinquish 42.7 rebounds per game as a unit. They concede 34.9% on shots from distance and they rank 12th in the league in points per game allowed (111.4).
In their Game 1 loss, the Bucks pulled down 33 defensive boards and 12 offensive boards totaling 45 for the contest. They also coughed up the ball 8 times, while getting 6 steals in this contest. The Hawks earned 17 personal fouls in this game which took the Bucks to the charity stripe for a total of 14 attempts. They were able to make 11 of them for a percentage of 78.6%. Concerning shots from 3-point land, Milwaukee made 8 out of their 36 tries (22.2%). When the game finished, the Bucks shot 47 for 102 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 46.1%. The Bucks permitted the Hawks to bury 47 out of their 95 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 49.5% for this contest. They went 25.0% from 3-point land by connecting on 8 out of 32 and finished the contest at 14 out of 16 from the free throw line (87.5%). When talking about how they rebounded, Milwaukee allowed Atlanta to pull down 51 in total (12 offensive).
Giannis Antetokounmpo ended up having an impact for the Bucks in the game. He made 14 of 25 in the game for a rate of 56.0%, and had 12 rebounds. Antetokounmpo racked up 34 points in his 41:01 minutes on the hardwood and had 9 dimes for the game. One more player who was a determining factor for Milwaukee was Jrue Holiday. He came away with 10 dimes in his 41:46 mins played, and he shot 14 of 25 from the floor. Holiday ended the game having shot 56.0% from the field and also totaling 33 points and 4 rebounds.
Milwaukee has a mark of 46-26 this season. The Bucks are committing 17.3 fouls per contest and they shoot 76.0% from the charity stripe. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 25.5 times per contest (14th in the league) and they are turning it over 13.8 times per contest. Milwaukee has totaled 8,649 points on the season (120.1 per game) and they pull in 48.1 boards per contest. As an offense, the Bucks are connecting on 48.7% from the floor, which is ranked 3rd in the NBA. The Bucks on the defensive end are ranked 22nd in the league in points per game surrendered with 114.2. The Milwaukee defense allows 38.4% on shots from distance (1,068 of 2,778) and their opposition knocks down 78.0% of their free throw shots. They relinquish 25.1 dimes and 43.4 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is 17th and 13th in the league. They are forcing their opponents into 13.2 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.6% from the floor (5th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Milwaukee (-7.5)
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