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Milwaukee Bucks vs. Atlanta Hawks - 1/25/14

Atlanta Hawks (22-20) at Milwaukee Bucks (8-34)

NBA Basketball: Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 8:30 pm (Bradley Center)

The Line: Milwaukee Bucks +5.5 -- Over/Under: 197 See the Latest Odds


The Atlanta Hawks will be without Jeff Teague tonight when they take on the Milwaukee Bucks.

The Hawks were going for a third straight win last night but were absolutely blown off the court by the Spurs by 105-79. Paul Millsap had 15 points while Louis Williams added 12 points and seven assists, but this game was over before it began as the Spurs rocketed out to a 55-34 lead heading into halftime. To make matters worse, Jeff Teague sprained his ankle when he landed on Tim Duncan's foot and is expected to miss the next two games to recover. Given the injury list that the Hawks already have, they'll need him back as soon as possible. With the loss, Atlanta drops to 22-20 overall and 15-7 at home.

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Atlanta Hawks - 1/25/14

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Meanwhile, the Bucks have lost 10 of their last 11 and are coming off a 93-78 loss to the Cavaliers. Khris Middleton led the team with 13 points off the bench while Giannis Antetokounmpo added 10 points, but no one else finished in double figures as the Bucks played the game with no sense of urgency or desire to win. Particularly poor was Brandon Knight who shot four for 12 to finish with just eight points after averaging 22.5 points in the previous four outings. With the loss, Milwaukee fall to 8-34 overall and 4-19 on the road. 

In ATS trends, the Hawks are 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall and 0-4 ATS in their last four road games, while the Bucks are 6-15 ATS in their last 21 home games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall.

Head to head, the Hawks are 6-2 ATS in the last eight meetings overall and 5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings in Milwaukee.

The Hawks are seriously shorthanded tonight but if there's a team that won't take advantage of it, it's the Bucks. I'm never a big fan of taking any team that's missing their top two scorers, but how can you possibly take the Bucks at all this season?

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