The Milwaukee Bucks welcome the Atlanta Hawks to the Fiserv Forum for a high-profile game in Game 1 on Wednesday night. The Bucks and Hawks will advance to the finals of the Eastern Conference, with the winner of the best of seven clashes advancing to the NBA Finals in 2021. The Hawks defeated the Philadelphia 76ers in a seven-game second-round series, while the Bucks also needed for seven games to defeat Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets. Donte DiVincenzo (ankle) is out for the Bucks. Kevin Huerter (ankle) is likely for the Hawks, with Bogdan Bogdanovic (knee) listed as questionable.
Tip-off from Milwaukee is at. 20:30 ET. The William Hill Sportsbook lists the Bucks as eight-point home favorites, while the over-under or total number of points that Vegas thinks will be scored is 225 in the recent Hawks vs. Bucks odds. Before you make any Bucks vs. Hawks choice, be sure to do so check out NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model.
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- Hawks vs. Bucks spread: Bucks -8
- Hawks vs. Bucks over-under: 225 points
- Hawks vs. Bucks money line: Bucks -350, Hawks +290
- ATL: The Hawks are 7-3 against the spread in the last 10 games
- MIL: The Bucks are 6-4 against the spread in the last 10 games
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Why the Hawks can cover
Atlanta is the kind of team that can give Milwaukee a fit with its offensive proach. Trae Young is one of the best individual shooters in the NBA, as evidenced by his 29.1 points and 10.4 assists per game. Match in the playoffs and he is fit to attack the Bucks’ drop coverage. From there, Atlanta Young surrounds with advanced shooting games, and the Bucks can be receptive to that, especially when playing Brook Lopez.
The Hawks were one of the NBA’s best offenses in the regular season, scoring 114.3 points per game. 100 possessions, and Atlanta is elite by both creating free throws (24.2 attempts per game in the regular season) and converting them (81.2 percent). In addition, the Hawks do a fantastic job of taking care of the ball and only turn the ball on only 11.7 percent of possession against a pair of top-flight defenses in New York and Philadelphia. The Hawks also found gold with a lineup with Danilo Gallinari as the little forward in the mail season, scoring Philadelphia and New York by 27 points across 55 minutes with Gallinari, John Collins and Clint Cela on the floor together.
Why the Bucks can cover
The Bucks were a top-five offensive team in the regular season, scoring 116.5 points per game. 100 possessions. While at times battling Brooklyn’s switch-heavy defensive plan, the Bucks face a more traditional defense against Atlanta. Antetokounmpo has an average of 28.8 points and 13.6 rebounds per game. Match in the playoffs, with Khris Middleton making 38.0 percent of his 3-pointers and putting up 23.3 points and 8.0 rebounds per game. Competition alone.
The Bucks also put significant pressure on the offensive glass, grabbing nearly 27 percent of their own misses in the normal season and raising them to 29.1 percent in the playoffs. Milwaukee has the pedigree as an elite shooting team and finishes among the top five in both field goal percentage (48.7 percent) and 3-point percentage (38.9 percent) in the normal season. If the Bucks find this level against the Hawks, they should be in an advantageous situation against a defense that was below the NBA average in 2020-21.
How to Make Bucks Vs. Hawks election
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