Atlanta Hawks vs Milwaukee Bucks betting tips and predictions for Wednesday’s NBA game on ESPN. It’s the 4th and final meeting this regular season between the Hawks and Bucks with Atlanta winning the last 2 head-to-head. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Following a 2-2 west coast road trip, the Hawks are finally back where they feel most comfortable and that’s State Farm Arena. Their record stands at 11-8 SU this season when playing there, against the Bucks they’ve covered the spread 4 times in the last 5 meetings.
Trae Young scored 30 points and dished out 8 assists in their last win over the Clippers 112-108 on Monday, while Deandre Hunter added 20. There is still no sign of Clint Capela coming back, he has been out for almost 3 weeks now and Atlanta is struggling to defend without him going just 4-9 SU in 13 games played. Against Milwaukee there could be serious problems on the interior, the likes of Giannis Antetokounmpo are very hard to stop even when your team is at full strength.
The Bucks also have a few players out with Serge Ibaka and Khris Middleton being the highest profiled names out of the bunch. It hasn’t affected them too much though, they are 3-1 SU over their last 4 games. They just beat the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden 111-107, despite getting only 22 points from Giannis. It was more of a team effort this time around as a total of 7 players scored in double figures.
It wasn’t the prettiest of games, but the Bucks knocked down 19 threes while attempting 49 shots. With Atlanta giving up 40% of made threes in their last 3 games, this is a really good sign for them. Over their last 6 games the Bucks are 4-2 SU/ATS, plus in their last 16 games played on a Wednesday they’ve won 12 times.
I reckon the Hawks will need some time to settle in after returning back from their west coast road trip. Milwaukee is the more consistent team, it’s time for another statement win for Giannis and co., so let’s back the road team to cover.
Atlanta Hawks vs Milwaukee Bucks Predictions & Odds
The difference between the games played in Atlanta and Milwaukee between these teams is quite huge on the points front. In Atlanta they combined for just 215 points back in early November, I feel like tonight’s game could produce a similar total. Milwaukee favors playing defense on the road, they just held the Knicks to 107 points in the win which was their 14th time going under the total in their last 20 road games.
They are 6-13 on the O/U away from home this season, Atlanta also has more games going under the total than over at 9-10 when playing in State Farm Arena. The Bucks defensive efficiency has been consistent (aside from their game vs Charlotte), as they rank 4th allowing only 108.1 points per 100 possessions. That will be too much for the Hawks to penetrate here, they just put up 112 vs a Clippers side that plays a very similar style to Milwaukee. I think backing the under is the way to go tonight.