Milwaukee Bucks vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction, 4/25/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Bucks vs Atlanta Hawks
Date: Sunday, April 25, 2021
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
TV: Bally Sports Wisconsin
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (-3.5)
The Milwaukee Bucks (36-22) head to State Farm Arena on Sunday where they'll take on the Atlanta Hawks (33-27). Atlanta opens this matchup as 3.5-point underdogs. The O/U has been set at 230.5.
The Milwaukee Bucks faced the Philadelphia 76ers and went home with a win by a final score of 124-117 in their last game. Milwaukee walked away from the contest having earned a 55.6% FG percentage (45 out of 81) and buried 20 out of their 40 3-point shots. From the free throw line, the Bucks knocked down 14 of their 23 shots for a percentage of 60.9%. In regard to rebounding, they collected 45 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 32 dimes for this contest while forcing the other team into 8 turnovers and earning 6 steals. In terms of defending, Milwaukee allowed their opponent to shoot 50.5% from the field on 46 out of 91 shooting. Philadelphia dished out 27 assists and had 7 steals in this game. Furthermore, Philadelphia collected 33 rebounds (7 offensive, 26 defensive) and added 8 blocks. Philadelphia ended up shooting 72.2% from the free throw line by converting 13 of their 18 tries. They converted 12 of their 27 tries from long range.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is one player who came through in this game. He left the arena with 27 points on 8 of 15 shooting. He played 35:26 mins and also totaled 16 rebounds. Antetokounmpo finished the game at 53.3% from the floor and distributed 6 dimes. Another guy that was a determining factor in this contest for the Bucks was Khris Middleton. He snagged 1 rebound in 33:30 min on the basketball court. He finished the game at 62.5% from the field for the game by shooting 10-of-16 (24 points). At the conclusion of this game, Middleton accounted for 5 assists.
Milwaukee steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss record of 36-22 on the year. The Bucks are shooting 39.4% on three-point shots (855 of 2,169) and 76.0% from the free throw line. They are averaging 119.4 pts per contest (1st in the league) while going 48.5% from the field. They are turning it over 14.1 times per contest and as a group they are committing 16.9 fouls per game. As a team, Milwaukee is grabbing 48.2 boards per game and has accounted for 1,481 assists on the campaign, which is 14th in the league in terms of passing the ball. Defensively, the Bucks are forcing their opponents into 13.1 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.0 fouls. They are relinquishing 37.6% on three-point shots and they are 21st in the NBA in points per game allowed (113.3). The Bucks defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 45.5% (762 of 1,046) and they surrender 43.3 boards per game as a group. They currently rank 15th in the league in giving up assists with 1,465 surrendered so far this season.
The last time they took the court, the Atlanta Hawks walked away with a victory by a final of 118-103 against the Miami Heat. The Hawks were able to snag 30 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards totaling 38 for the matchup. They coughed up the ball 14 times, while recording 12 steals in this contest. The Heat had 18 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Hawks to the charity stripe for 19 shots. They were able to knock down 17 of those for a rate of 89.5%. When discussing shooting from beyond the arc, Atlanta buried 15 of their 35 tries (42.9%). Overall, the Hawks went 43 for 80 from the field which had them sitting at 53.8%. The Hawks permitted the Heat to convert 38 out of 79 tries from the field which had them sitting at 48.1% in this matchup. They shot 35.1% from distance via 13 out of 37 and walked away from this one shooting 14 of 16 at the free throw line (87.5%). In the matter of attacking the glass, Atlanta permitted Miami to pull down 30 overall (6 offensive).
Bogdan Bogdanovic was important for the Hawks for this contest. He buried 7 of 13 in this matchup giving him a rate of 53.8%, and accumulated 3 rebounds. Bogdanovic totaled 21 points in his 33:03 minutes on the court and added 8 dimes in this game. An additional guy that was important for Atlanta was John Collins. He finished with 1 assist in his 32:18 minutes on the court, and he converted 9 of 14 from the floor. Collins ended the game having shot 64.3% from the field and also contributing 20 points and 8 rebounds.
Atlanta has a mark of 33-27 so far this year. In terms of offensive execution, the Hawks are shooting 46.5% from the floor, which is 18th in the league. Atlanta has totaled 6,825 points so far this season (113.8 per game) and they grab 45.3 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 24.2 times per game (19th in the league) and they are turning it over 13.3 times per game. The Hawks have committed 19.5 fouls per contest and they hit 81.1% from the free throw line. The Hawks on the defensive side of the court are 15th in the league in points allowed per contest with 111.5. They are forcing 12.5 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 46.2% from the field (12th in the league). The Atlanta defense allows 34.8% from downtown (720 of 2,071) and opponents are knocking down 80.6% of their free throw shots. They have surrendered 24.2 dimes and 42.8 boards per game, which has them ranked 10th and 9th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Milwaukee (-3.5)
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