Milwaukee Bucks vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction, 6/27/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Bucks vs Atlanta Hawks
Date: Sunday, June 27, 2021
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (-5)
The Milwaukee Bucks (46-26) travel to State Farm Arena on Sunday where they'll meet the Atlanta Hawks (41-31) in Game 3 of their series. The series is tied 1-1. The odds on this game have Milwaukee as 5-point favorites. The total opens at 224.5.
The Bucks walked away with a win by a score of 125-91 in Game 2. Milwaukee finished having earned a 52.1% field goal percentage (50 of 96) and knocked down 15 of their 41 3-pointers. At the charity stripe, the Bucks made 10 of their 16 attempts for a percentage of 62.5%. Pertaining to grabbing boards, they earned a total of 47 with 16 of them being offensive. They also dished out 29 assists for this contest while forcing the other team into 19 turnovers and earning 14 steals. In terms of the defense, Milwaukee allowed the other team to go 41.5% from the floor on 34 of 82 shooting. Atlanta doled out 13 dimes and had 8 steals for the game. Moreover, Atlanta collected 34 boards (7 offensive, 27 defensive) and had 3 rejections. Atlanta ended up going 82.4% from the charity stripe by burying 14 of 17 tries. They also made 9 of 36 attempts from beyond the arc.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is one player who was important for this game. He was able to score 25 points on 11 of 18 shooting. He played for 29:06 minutes played and grabbed 9 rebounds. Antetokounmpo finished the game shooting 61.1% from the field and distributed 6 dimes. Another guy that was a major factor in this game for the Bucks was Jrue Holiday. He snagged 2 rebounds in his 32:03 minutes on the court. He ended up shooting 64.3% from the floor in this matchup by shooting 9-of-14 (22 points). When all was said and done, Holiday earned 7 assists.
Milwaukee will enter this game with a win-loss mark of 46-26 on the year. They are averaging 120.1 pts per contest (1st in the NBA) while hitting 48.7% from the floor. The Bucks are shooting 38.9% on three-point shots (1,038 of 2,669) and 76.0% from the free throw line. As a unit, Milwaukee is collecting 48.1 rebounds per game and has racked up 1,834 dimes this year, which has them ranked 14th in the league in terms of passing. They turn the ball over 13.8 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 17.3 personal fouls every game. Defensively, the Bucks have forced 13.2 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.3 fouls. They are 17th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,804 surrendered for the year. The Bucks defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 45.6% (947 of 1,320) and they relinquish 43.4 rebounds per contest as a group. They concede 38.4% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 22nd in the league in PPG allowed (114.2).
In their Game 2 loss, the Hawks were able to snag 27 defensive boards and 7 offensive boards totaling 34 for the matchup. They coughed it up 19 times, while earning 8 steals for this contest. The Bucks were called for 20 personal fouls for the game which took the Hawks to the charity stripe for 17 shots. They were able to knock down 14 of the free throws for a clip of 82.4%. Regarding three-point attempts, Atlanta made 9 out of their 36 attempts (25.0%). When the game finished, the Hawks went 34 out of 82 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.5%. The Hawks permitted the Bucks to bury 50 of 96 attempts from the field which had them at 52.1% in this contest. They finished 36.6% from distance via 15 out of 41 and finished the contest at 10 of 16 from the charity stripe (62.5%). In reference to how they cleaned up the glass, Atlanta permitted Milwaukee to collect 47 overall (16 on the offensive glass).
Trae Young ended up being a major contributor for the Hawks for this contest. He made 6 out of 16 in this matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 37.5%, and earned 2 rebounds. Young had 15 points in his 28:15 minutes on the hardwood and accumulated 3 assists for the matchup. One more player who was a determining factor for Atlanta was Danilo Gallinari. He walked away with no assists in 15:41 mins on the court, and he put in 4 of 7 from the floor. Gallinari walked away from this one going 57.1% from the floor as well as contributing 12 points and 2 total rebounds.
Atlanta has a mark of 41-31 on the campaign. The Hawks commit 19.3 personal fouls per game and they go 81.2% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 24.1 times per contest (19th in basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.2 times per contest. Atlanta has 8,186 pts on the season (113.7 per game) and they snag 45.6 rebounds per game. When it comes to offense, the Hawks are shooting 46.8% from the field, which ranks 17th in basketball. The Hawks on defense are ranked 12th in the NBA in PPG given up with 111.4. They are forcing their opponents into 12.3 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 46.3% from the floor (12th in basketball). The Atlanta defense gives up 34.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter (858 of 2,460) and their opponents are converting on 80.3% of their free throw attempts. They have conceded 24.4 dimes and 42.7 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is ranked 11th and 8th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Atlanta (+5)
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