Bucks at Hawks - 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
TV: FSWI, SPSO
The Milwaukee Bucks and Atlanta Hawks square off Monday night at the Philips Arena.
The Milwaukee Bucks need a win after losing five of their last seven games. On the season, the Bucks are averaging 97.8 points on 45.7 percent shooting and are allowing 97.6 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Michael Carter-Williams is averaging 13.4 points and 5.4 assists while Khris Middleton is averaging 13.1 points and 4.4 rebounds. Giannis Antetokounmpo is grabbing 6.8 rebounds and O.J. Mayo is shooting 41.2 percent from the field. The Milwaukee Bucks look to inch closer to locking up a playoff spot, but they’re shooting just 43.7 percent from the field in their last five games. The Bucks lack of offense has really hurt them during this stretch, especially considering they’ve lost 10 of their last 13 when scoring less than 100 points.
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The Atlanta Hawks have lost four of their last six games. On the season, the Hawks are averaging 102.4 points on 46.5 percent shooting and are allowing 97.3 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Paul Millsap is averaging 17.2 points and 7.9 rebounds while Al Horford is averaging 15 points and 7.3 rebounds. DeMarre Carroll is grabbing 5.3 rebounds and Kyle Korver is shooting 49.4 percent from the field. The Atlanta Hawks have spent some time resting their starters due to having the top seed in the East locked up. Needless to say, check the Hawks lineup before wagering, as these are meaningless games for Atlanta. Jeff Teague is doubtful with an ankle injury.
The Bucks are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games playing on 1 days rest. The Hawks are 15-7-1 ATS in their last 23 vs. Eastern Conference and 12-1 ATS in their last 13 vs. NBA Central. The Bucks are 4-10 ATS in the last 14 meetings.
This is a game you're probably better off staying away from because you don't know who will play for the Hawks and how serious they're going to take it with eveyrthing wrapped up. However, for the sake of the article, I'll take the points with the Bucks given the circumstances.