Bucks vs. 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 +5 -- Over/Under: 205.5 See the Latest Odds
The Atlanta Hawks and Milwaukee Bucks meet Friday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
The Atlanta Hawks look for a nice road win after splitting their last eight games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 102.5 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 100.8 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Paul Millsap is averaging 18.3 points and 8.6 rebounds while Al Horford is averaging 15.5 points and 7.1 rebounds. Jeff Teague is dishing 5.5 assists and Kent Bazemore is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 79.3 percent from the free throw line. The Hawks are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 16.2 turnovers per game. The Atlanta Hawks have split their last 10 road games.
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The Milwaukee Bucks could use a victory after losing six of their last 10 games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 97.9 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 103.6 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Khris Middleton is averaging 17.1 points and 3.9 assists while Greg Monroe is averaging 15.7 points and 9.7 rebounds. Giannis Antetokounmpo is grabbing 6.9 rebounds and Michael Carter-Williams is dishing 5.8 assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 75.2 percent from the free throw line. The Bucks are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.9 turnovers per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have won six of their last nine home games. Jerryd Bayless is questionable with an ankle injury.
The Hawks are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 vs. NBA Central and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest. The Bucks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Southeast and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss. The Hawks are 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Milwaukee and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
I simply get a good read on this Hawks team. I pick them to cover, they lose. I pick against them, they win. Either way, the Bucks have shown promise as of late. I'll take the points here with the home team.