Milwaukee Bucks vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction, 4/15/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Bucks vs Atlanta Hawks
Date: Thursday, April 15, 2021
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
TV: Bally Sports WI
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (-5.5)
The Milwaukee Bucks (33-20) go to State Farm Arena on Thursday where they'll meet the Atlanta Hawks (29-25). Atlanta opens this matchup as 5.5-point underdogs. The O/U opens at 223.
The Milwaukee Bucks played the Orlando Magic and earned the victory with a final of 124-87 in their last contest. Milwaukee wrapped up the contest having earned a 48.9% FG percentage (46 out of 94) and knocked down 19 of 40 three-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Bucks knocked down 13 of their 15 attempts for a rate of 86.7%. In the matter of rebounding, they collected 56 with 12 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 28 assists for this game while forcing 14 turnovers and earning 8 steals. In the matter of defense, Milwaukee allowed the other team to shoot 37.2% from the floor on 32 out of 86 shooting. Orlando recorded 19 dimes and had 8 steals for the contest. On top of that, Orlando collected 37 boards (7 offensive, 30 defensive) and added 7 blocks. Orlando finished shooting 78.9% from the free throw line by making 15 of their 19 shots. They also made 8 out of their 36 attempts from three-point range.
Khris Middleton is a player who was a contributor for this contest. He accumulated 21 points on 8 out of 13 shooting. He played 28:36 mins and grabbed 8 rebounds. Middleton went 61.5% from the floor and totaled 5 dimes. One more player that was a major contributor in the matchup for the Bucks was Jrue Holiday. He grabbed 5 rebounds in his 26:41 minutes played. He ended up going 40.0% from the floor in this game by connecting on 4-of-10 (12 points). When this game wrapped up, Holiday had 7 assists.
Milwaukee will enter this contest with a record of 33-20 for the season. They turn the ball over 14.1 times per game and as a squad are committing 17.1 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Milwaukee is pulling down 48.2 rebounds per contest and has accumulated 1,352 dimes so far this season, which has them ranked 12th in the league in terms of passing. The Bucks are connecting on 39.3% on 3-pointers (773 of 1,965) and 75.8% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 119.0 points per contest (1st in basketball) while connecting on 48.5% from the field. When they are on the defensive end, the Bucks are able to force 13.3 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.2 fouls. They are ranked 19th in the NBA in allowing assists to their opponents with 1,334 surrendered for the season. The Bucks are allowing a FG percentage of 45.3% (703 of 963) and they surrender 43.5 rebounds per game as a squad. They are conceding 37.4% on 3-point shots and they rank 19th in the league in points per game allowed (112.9).
The last time they took the court, the Atlanta Hawks went home victorious with a score of 105-101 when they played the Charlotte Hornets. The Hawks collected 34 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 41 for this contest. They also turned the ball over 11 times, while earning 7 steals for the game. The Hornets committed 14 fouls in the matchup which took the Hawks to the free throw line for 16 attempts. They were able to convert 12 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 75.0%. When discussing 3-pointers, Atlanta converted 17 of their 39 attempts (43.6%). When the final whistle was blown, the Hawks shot 38 for 84 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 45.2%. The Hawks allowed the Hornets to convert 37 out of 80 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 46.3% in this game. They finished 34.9% from three-point range by connecting on 15 out of 43 and ended up going 12 of 14 from the free throw line (85.7%). In the matter of cleaning the glass, Atlanta allowed Charlotte to snag 38 overall (6 on the offensive glass).
Bogdan Bogdanovic was important for the Hawks in this matchup. He buried 9 out of 22 for the game for a rate of 40.9%, and totaled 3 rebounds. Bogdanovic earned 32 points in his 40:32 minutes of playing time and accumulated 3 dimes for the game. Another guy that ended up playing a role for Atlanta was Clint Capela. He left the arena with 3 dimes in his 34:56 mins on the hardwood, and he shot 8 of 12 from the floor. Capela walked away from this one going 66.7% from the floor while also earning 20 points and 15 rebounds.
Atlanta has a record of 29-25 on the campaign. As an offensive unit, the Hawks are connecting on 46.4% from the floor, which ranks them 17th in basketball. Atlanta has accounted for 6,122 points for the campaign (113.4 per game) and they pull in 45.3 boards per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 24.3 times per game (20th in basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.4 times per game. The Hawks are committing 19.6 personal fouls every game and they hit 81.3% from the charity stripe. The Hawks on the defensive end are ranked 11th in the league in PPG given up with 111.3. The Atlanta defense gives up 34.8% from downtown (644 of 1,848) and their opponents are connecting on 81.0% of their free throw attempts. They relinquish 24.2 assists and 42.8 total boards per game, which is ranked 10th and 9th in the league. They have forced 12.5 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 46.1% from the field (11th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Milwaukee (-5.5)
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