Milwaukee Bucks vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction, 7/3/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Milwaukee Bucks vs Atlanta Hawks
Date: Saturday, July 3, 2021
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (+1.5)
State Farm Arena is the site where and the Atlanta Hawks (41-31) will take on the Milwaukee Bucks (46-26) on Saturday in Game 6 of their series. Milwaukee leads 3-2. The odds on this matchup have Atlanta as 1.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 216.
The Bucks took home the win by a score of 123-112 in Game 5. Milwaukee ended having earned a 50.5% field goal percentage (48 of 95) and buried 9 out of their 29 3-point shots. At the charity stripe, the Bucks made 18 of 25 shots for a rate of 72.0%. With regard to pulling down rebounds, they compiled 47 with 14 of them being offensive. They also distributed 28 assists for the matchup in addition to creating 14 turnovers and earning 11 steals. Pertaining to defending, Milwaukee let their opponent shoot 45.6% from the floor on 41 out of 90 shooting. Atlanta totaled 24 assists and had 6 steals in the matchup. In addition, Atlanta totaled 40 rebounds (13 offensive, 27 defensive) and had 5 rejections. Atlanta ended up shooting 78.9% from the free throw line by burying 15 of their 19 tries. They also made 15 out of their 38 attempts from long range.
Brook Lopez is someone who was a major factor in the game. He accumulated 33 points on 14 out of 18 shooting. He played for 37:36 minutes and grabbed 7 boards. Lopez finished shooting 77.8% from the field but had no assists at the end of the game. An additional guy that was a determining factor in this contest for the Bucks was Khris Middleton. He snagged 13 rebounds in his 44:58 min played. He finished shooting 50.0% from the floor for this game by going 10-of-20 (26 points). When this game wrapped up, Middleton totaled 8 assists.
Milwaukee steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss mark of 46-26 for the year. They turn it over 13.8 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 17.3 fouls per game. As a unit, Milwaukee is grabbing 48.1 boards per contest and has 1,834 assists for the year, which has them ranked 14th in the league in terms of passing. The Bucks are shooting 38.9% on 3-point shots (1,038 of 2,669) and 76.0% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 120.1 points per outing (1st in the league) on 48.7% from the floor. On the defensive end of the court, the Bucks are forcing 13.2 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.3 fouls. The Bucks defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 45.6% (947 of 1,320) and they concede 43.4 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They currently rank 17th in the NBA in allowing assists with 1,804 conceded on the campaign. They are relinquishing 38.4% from beyond the arc and they are ranked 22nd in the league in points per game allowed (114.2).
In their Game 5 loss, the Hawks recorded 27 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive boards for a total of 40 for the game. They also coughed up the ball 14 times, while getting 6 steals in this contest. The Bucks committed 17 fouls in this matchup which took the Hawks to the charity stripe for 19 shots. They were able to knock down 15 of the free throw tries for a rate of 78.9%. When talking about 3-pointers, Atlanta buried 15 of 38 attempts (39.5%). At the conclusion of this game, the Hawks ended up going 41 out of 90 from the field which had them sitting at 45.6%. The Hawks permitted the Bucks to knock down 48 of their 95 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 50.5% in this matchup. They finished 31.0% from behind the 3-point line by going 9 out of 29 and finished the contest at 18 of 25 at the charity stripe (72.0%). Concerning how they rebounded, Atlanta permitted Milwaukee to grab 47 in total (14 on the offensive glass).
Bogdan Bogdanovic ended up being a factor for the Hawks for this contest. He knocked down 10 of 22 for this contest for a field goal percentage of 45.5%, and tallied 5 rebounds. Bogdanovic tallied 28 points in his 38:48 mins on the hardwood and tallied 4 assists in this contest. One more player who was a determining factor for Atlanta was John Collins. He ended up walking away with 3 dimes in 34:08 mins on the court, and he knocked down 7 out of 16 from the floor. Collins walked away from this one going 43.8% from the field while earning 19 points and 8 total rebounds.
Atlanta has a mark of 41-31 on the campaign. The Hawks commit 19.3 fouls per game and they hit 81.2% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 24.1 times per game (19th in basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 13.2 times per game. Atlanta has scored 8,186 pts this season (113.7 per contest) and they average 45.6 boards per game. As an offensive unit, the Hawks are shooting 46.8% from the field, which has them ranked 17th in basketball. The Hawks on defense are ranked 12th in basketball in PPG surrendered with 111.4. They have relinquished 24.4 assists and 42.7 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks them 11th and 8th in the NBA. 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 foul shots. They are forcing 12.3 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.3% from the field (12th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Milwaukee (+1.5)
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