Milwaukee Bucks vs. Atlanta Hawks - 3/17/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Atlanta Hawks - 3/17/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Hawks (20-49) at Milwaukee Bucks (36-32)

NBA Basketball: Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 6:00 pm (Bradley Center)

The Line: Milwaukee Bucks -11 -- Over/Under: 212 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Atlanta Hawks and Milwaukee Bucks meet Saturday in NBA action at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.

The Atlanta Hawks look to play spoiler after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 103.8 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 109 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Dennis Schroder is averaging 19.2 points and 6.2 assists while Damion Lee is averaging 13.5 points and three rebounds. Taurean Prince is the third double-digit scorer and John Collins is grabbing seven rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 79.3 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 38.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.1 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have lost six straight road games.

The Milwaukee Bucks need a win here to stay in the playoff race after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 105.2 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 105.6 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 27.3 points and 10.1 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 20 points and four assists. Eric Bledsoe is the third double-digit scorer and Brandon Jennings is dishing 6.5 assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 77.5 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.6 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have lost five of their last seven home games.

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The Hawks are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. Eastern Conference and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Bucks are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference, 7-18-3 ATS in their last 28 home games and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Hawks are 9-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Milwaukee, 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

We know the Atlanta Hawks are one of the worst teams in the league and are being outscored by 14.4 points in their last five games. However, in what world are you trying to lay double-digit chalk with the Milwaukee Bucks? The Bucks aren't playing a lick of defense these days and have been one of the worst teams in terms of covering the number for the last two months. The Hawks are 5-3 ATS when a double-digit underdog, while the Bucks are 0-5 ATS when a favorite of at least eight points. Give me the points if forced to bet this contest.

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Randy’s Pick Atlanta Hawks +11

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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