Atlanta Hawks vs. Milwaukee Bucks - 3/30/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Bucks (36-37) at Atlanta Hawks (55-18)
NBA Basketball: Monday, March 30, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Philips Arena)
The Line: Atlanta Hawks -7.5 -- Over/Under: 192.5 See the Latest Odds
The Milwaukee Bucks travel to the Philips Arena to battle the Atlanta Hawks on Monday.
The Milwaukee Bucks were going for a third straight won on Saturday but ran out of luck when they ran into the Warriors and got beaten by 108-95. Khris Middleton scored 14 points while Jared Dudley added 13 points, but the Bucks were always going to lose this game as they shot just 26.7 percent in the first half, their worst shooting half of the entire season. With the loss, Milwaukee falls to 36-37 on the season and 21-15 at home which cuts their lead over the seventh-placed Miami to just 2 1/2 games.
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Meanwhile, the Atlanta Hawks were on a nice two-game win streak of their own before falling to the Hornets by 115-100 on Saturday. Kent Bazemore led the way with 20 points, Mike Muscala had 18 points while Dennis Schroder added 17 but the Hawks just fell away in the second half which isn't much of a surprise given that they were resting four of their starters and were already without Jeff Teague. Despite the loss, Atlanta is still 55-18 overall which is still far and away the top record in the East.
In ATS trends, the Bucks are 3-1-1 ATS in their last five road games and 1-5 ATS in their last six games against a team with a winning record, while the Hawks are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games following a loss and 6-1 ATS in their last seven games following a loss of more than 10 points.
Head to head, the Bucks are 4-10 ATS in the last 14 meetings but the road team is a perfect 8-0 ATS in the last eight meetings overall.
Assuming that the Hawks player all or at least most of their starters, the smart money would be on them to win and cover at home. However, make sure you double check the starting lineups before tipoff.