Milwaukee Bucks (55-30) vs. Atlanta Hawks (50-36)
June 27, 2021 8:30 pm EDT
The Line: Atlanta Hawks +4; Over/Under: 224
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The Milwaukee Bucks and Atlanta Hawks meet Sunday, June 26 in Game 3 of the NBA East Finals at the State Farm Arena. The Bucks and Hawks meet in a crucial contest with the series evened up at 1-1.
The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 109.6 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 102.5 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 28.9 points and 13.2 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 22 points and 4.5 assists. Jrue Holiday is the third double-digit scorer and Brook Lopez is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 30.9 percent from beyond the arc and 70.6 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 50.9 rebounds per game.
The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 105.9 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 107 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Trae Young is averaging 29.4 points and 9.9 assists while John Collins is averaging 14.4 points and 8.8 rebounds. Bogdan Bogdanovic is the third double-digit scorer and Danilo Gallinari is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 33.2 percent from beyond the arc and 80.7 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game.
The Bucks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest. The Hawks are 20-6 ATS in their last 26 home games and 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The under is 6-2-1 in Bucks last 9 overall. The under is 5-1 in Hawks last 6 overall. The under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
The Bucks blew the doors off in game two, which should give them some much needed confidence moving forward. However, it’s important to remember the Hawks did what they needed to do by stealing home court, and they’ve done a good job of bouncing back from losses all playoffs. In fact, the Hawks have lost back-to-back games just once since May 1. As good as the Bucks are on paper, they’ve struggled to string together good offensive performances. Give me the Hawks and the free points.