Hawks vs. Bucks - 2/20/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Bucks (22-32) at Atlanta Hawks (31-24)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Philips Arena)
The Line: Atlanta Hawks -9 -- Over/Under: 205 See the Latest Odds
The Milwaukee Bucks and Atlanta Hawks square off Saturday night at the Philips Arena.
The Milwaukee Bucks need a victory after losing six of their last eight games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 98.1 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 102.9 points on 45 percent shooting. Khris Middleton is averaging 17.9 points and four assists while Greg Monroe is averaging 16.7 points and 9.7 rebounds. Giannis Antetokounmpo is grabbing 7.1 rebounds and Michael Carter-Williams is dishing 5.5 assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Bucks are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.7 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have lost six straight road games.
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The Atlanta Hawks look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 102.4 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 99.7 points on 44 percent shooting. Paul Millsap is averaging 17.7 points and 8.6 rebounds while Al Horford is averaging 15.3 points and 3.1 assists. Jeff Teague is dishing 5.5 assists and Kent Bazemore is grabbing five rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Hawks are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.2 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have won five of their last eight home games.
The Bucks are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Saturday games and 8-1 ATS in their last 9 vs. Eastern Conference. The Hawks are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 0 days rest and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games. The Bucks are 5-11 ATS in the last 16 meetings.
I keep trying to tell you guys I don't like this Hawks team, and that's even more the case after they lost Friday to a Heat team missing three of five starters. Atlanta isn't good. While the Bucks fall in the same boat, we are getting nine points. I'll take them.