Atlanta Hawks vs. Milwaukee Bucks - 3/25/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Bucks (30-42) at Atlanta Hawks (42-30)
NBA Basketball: Friday, March 25, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Philips Arena)
The Line: Atlanta Hawks -8.5 -- Over/Under: 203 See the Latest Odds
The Milwaukee Bucks invade the Philips Arena to battle the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night.
The Bucks have lost four of their last five games and they'll be hoping to avoid a fourth straight loss after losing at Cleveland by 113-104 on Wednesday. Giannis Antetokounmpo had plenty of success in the paint and finished with 24 points and six assists, Jerryd Bayless added 15 points and Greg Monroe had 14, but the while the Bucks took it to the Cavaliers for most of the game, they just couldn't find their offense in the fourth quarter and it cost them. With the loss, Milwaukee falls to 9-28 on the road and 30-42 overall.
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Meanwhile, the Hawks have won nine of their last 11 games and they'll be full of confidence after Wednesday's 122-101 win over the Wizards. Having just lost to the Wizards at home on Monday, the Hawks wanted to exact revenge and they did that with a dominant second half where they found their groove and outscored the Wizards by 70-45. Dennis Schroder was the unstoppable, leading the way with 23 points and eight assists off the bench, Paul Millsap added 17 points while Kyle Korver sunk five 3-pointers to finish with 15 points as the Hawks improved to 42-30 on the season which is good for third place in the Eastern Conference.
In ATS trends, the Bucks are 6-1 ATS in their last seven road games and 2-5 ATS in their last seven games against a team with a winning record, while the Hawks are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games following a win of more than 10 points and 5-1 ATS in their last six games overall.
Head to head, the Bucks are 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings in Atlanta and the road team is 9-2 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
The Bucks really put up a great fight in their loss to the Cavaliers in their last outing, but the Hawks have been one of the hottest teams in the Eastern Conference and just have too much to play for to let this game slip. Take Atlanta to continue their great form and cruise to a double digit win in this one.