Milwaukee Bucks (3-2) at Atlanta Hawks (1-5)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 3:30 pm (Philips Arena)
The Line: Atlanta Hawks +4 -- Over/Under: 203 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Milwaukee Bucks and Atlanta Hawks meet Sunday in NBA action at the Philips Arena.
The Milwaukee Bucks look for their second road win of the season to build on their 3-2 record. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 102 points on 48.3 percent shooting and allowing 103.2 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 35 points and 10.6 rebounds while Malcolm Brogdon is averaging 15.8 points and four assists. Khris Middleton is the third double-digit scorer and Tony Snell is grabbing 2.2 rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 77.5 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.6 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have won six of their last nine road games.
The Atlanta Hawks are getting desperate for a victory to snap a five-game losing streak. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 98.5 points on 41.8 percent shooting and allowing 106 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Dennis Schroder is averaging 22.5 points and 6.5 assists while Marco Belinelli is averaging 15.5 points and 2.5 rebounds. Kent Bazemore is the third double-digit scorer and Taurean Prince is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 87 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 32.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.3 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have split their last 12 home games.
The Bucks are 6-14 ATS in their last 20 vs. NBA Southeast, 8-23 ATS in their last 31 Sunday games and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Hawks are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bucks are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Atlanta, 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the road team is 11-5 ATS in the last 16 meetings.
The Bucks will be able to slow the tempo down and take the Hawks out of their comfort zone. I'm also not convinced Atlanta has the scoring depth to hang in this game, as the Bucks defense will be able to take the ball out of Schroder's hands and force others to beat them. If the Bucks hope to be a top-four team in the East, these are the type of games they win rather easily. The Hawks aren't playing good basketball right now and are being outscored by 11 points during their losing streak. I'll take the better team and the reasonable line.