Atlanta Hawks vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction, 7/1/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Hawks vs Milwaukee Bucks
Date: Thursday, July 1, 2021
Location: Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, WI
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta (+3)
The Atlanta Hawks (41-31) head to Fiserv Forum on Thursday where they'll meet the Milwaukee Bucks (46-26) in Game 5 of their series. The series is tied 2-2. Atlanta opens this contest as 3-point dogs. The O/U has been set at 217.
The Hawks walked away with a win by a score of 110-88 in Game 4. Atlanta wrapped up the game having earned a 50.6% field goal percentage (43 of 85) and made 13 out of their 38 3-pointers. At the free throw line, the Hawks knocked down 11 of their 13 tries for a rate of 84.6%. Concerning getting rebounds, they earned a total of 43 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 26 assists for the matchup as well as forcing the other team into 15 turnovers and earning 11 steals. Regarding the defense, Atlanta allowed the other team to go 39.3% from the floor on 33 of 84 shooting. Milwaukee recorded 19 dimes and had 6 steals in this matchup. Furthermore, Milwaukee pulled down 42 boards (12 offensive, 30 defensive) and earned 4 rejections. Milwaukee finished the game at 73.7% from the free throw line by burying 14 of their 19 shots. They also converted 8 out of their 39 attempts from long range.
Lou Williams is someone who was important in this matchup. He ended up finishing with 21 points on 7 out of 9 shooting. He was on the court for 35:00 mins and totaled 5 boards. Williams ended up going 77.8% from the floor and also totaled 8 dimes. An additional guy that was a major factor in this game for the Hawks was Bogdan Bogdanovic. He pulled down 3 rebounds in his 33:21 minutes on the hardwood. He walked away from this one shooting 36.8% from the field for this game by going 7-of-19 (20 points). When the time ran out, Bogdanovic had 5 assists.
Atlanta will enter this contest with a win-loss record of 41-31 for the year. The Hawks are connecting on 37.3% on shots from 3-point land (895 of 2,402) and 81.2% from the free throw line. They average 113.7 points per outing (13th in basketball) while hitting 46.8% from the field. They turn the ball over 13.2 times per contest and as a squad are committing 19.3 personal fouls every game. As a team, Atlanta is snagging 45.6 rebounds per game and has accounted for 1,737 dimes for the season, which has them ranked 19th in the NBA in terms of passing. When they are on defense, the Hawks have forced 12.3 turnovers per game while drawing 19.8 fouls. They are 11th in basketball in allowing assists with 1,754 relinquished on the season. The Hawks defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 46.3% (886 of 1,422) and they surrender 42.7 boards per contest as a team. They give up 34.9% from beyond the arc and they are 12th in basketball in points per game allowed (111.4).
In their Game 4 loss, the Bucks corralled 30 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive rebounds for a total of 42 for this contest. They gave up possession of the ball 15 times, while getting 6 steals for this contest. The Hawks were called for 22 fouls in this game which got the Bucks to the charity stripe for a total of 19 attempts. They were able to make 14 of them for a percentage of 73.7%. When it comes to shooting from 3-point land, Milwaukee buried 8 of 39 attempts (20.5%). When the game finished, the Bucks ended up going 33 for 84 from the field which had them sitting at 39.3%. The Bucks permitted the Hawks to knock down 43 of 85 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 50.6% in the game. They went 34.2% from distance by connecting on 13 out of 38 and finished the game at 11 out of 13 from the free throw line (84.6%). When discussing how they attacked the glass, Milwaukee allowed Atlanta to snag 43 in all (8 on the offensive glass).
Jrue Holiday was important for the Bucks for the game. He made 6 out of 17 for this contest for a rate of 35.3%, and had 5 rebounds. Holiday earned 19 points in his 38:15 minutes of playing time and accumulated 9 dimes in this game. An additional guy who was a determining factor for Milwaukee was Khris Middleton. He finished this one with 5 assists in 36:13 mins played, and he converted 6 out of 17 from the floor. Middleton finished going 35.3% from the field as well as collecting 16 points and 8 total rebounds.
Milwaukee has a mark of 46-26 on the season. Milwaukee has tallied 8,649 pts this year (120.1 per contest) and they pull in 48.1 boards per contest. The Bucks are committing 17.3 fouls every game and they hit 76.0% from the free throw line. On the offensive side of the court, the Bucks are connecting on 48.7% from the floor, which ranks 3rd in the NBA. They are getting an assist 25.5 times per contest (14th in basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.8 times per contest. The Bucks on defense are ranked 22nd in the league in PPG given up with 114.2. They are forcing 13.2 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 45.6% from the floor (5th in basketball). The Milwaukee defense concedes 38.4% on shots from beyond the perimeter (1,068 of 2,778) and opponents are knocking down 78.0% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have given up 25.1 dimes and 43.4 total rebounds per game, which ranks 17th and 13th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Atlanta (+3)
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