Milwaukee Bucks vs. Atlanta Hawks - 1/15/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Hawks (23-16) at Milwaukee Bucks (16-25)
NBA Basketball: Friday, January 15, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Bradley Center)
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks +3.5 -- Over/Under: 208.5 See the Latest Odds
The Atlanta Hawks and the Milwaukee Bucks do battle at the Bradley Center tonight.
The Hawks have lost four of their last seven games and are in need of a bounce-back game after getting routed by the Hornets in a 107-84 defeat on Wednesday. Paul Millsap led the team with 20 points, but no other player finished in double figures in scoring as the Hawks put together their worst offensive performance of the season. Jeff Teague had just nine points and Al Horford had just two after pouring in 33 points on Saturday as the Hawks shot just 37 percent from the field and seven of 25 from the 3-point line. With the loss, Atlanta drops to 23-16 on the season and 10-9 on the road.
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Meanwhile, the Bucks have lost four of their last six games and are coming off a 106-101 loss at Washington. Khris Middleton led the scoring with 25 points, Jabari Parker added 22 points while Greg Monroe had 21 as the Bucks lost despite shooting a healthy 53 percent from the field. However, the Bucks also shot just one of eight from the 3-point line and committed 27 turnovers which led to 36 points for the Wizards. With the loss, Milwaukee drops to 16-25 on the season and 5-18 on the road.
In ATS trends, the Hawks are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games following a loss and 15-7 ATS in their last 22 games following a loss of more than 10 points, while the Bucks are 3-1-1 ATS in their last five games following a loss and 5-1-1 ATS in their last seven after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
Head to head, the Hawks are 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings overall and 6-0 ATS in the last six meetings in Milwaukee.
Both teams are coming into this game in similar form, but I'm definitely leaning towards the Hawks who have dominated the Bucks in recent seasons ATS.