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Atlanta Hawks vs. Milwaukee Bucks - 1/13/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Milwaukee Bucks at Atlanta Hawks
Date & Time Sunday January 13, 2019, 3:30 PM (EST)
Location
State Farm Arena
Atlanta, Georgia
The Line
The Line: Atlanta Hawks +10.5 -- Over/Under: 231
TV Channel
FSSE, FSWI
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The Milwaukee Bucks and Atlanta Hawks meet Sunday in NBA action at the State Farm Arena.

The Milwaukee Bucks look for another victory after winning seven of their last nine games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 117.2 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 108.1 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 26.6 points and 12.8 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 17.8 points and 4.1 assists. Malcolm Brogdon is the third double-digit scorer and Eric Bledsoe is dishing 5.6 assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 76.5 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 49.2 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have won five of their last seven road games.

The Atlanta Hawks could use a win here after losing five of their last seven games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 109 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 117.3 points on 47.2 percent shooting. John Collins is averaging 19.1 points and 10.5 rebounds while Trae Young is averaging 15.6 points and 7.2 assists. Kent Bazemore is the third double-digit scorer and Jeremy Lin is dishing 3.5 assists. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 73.7 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.4 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have won four of their last five home games.

The Bucks are 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 vs. Eastern Conference, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Sunday games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Hawks are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 Sunday games, 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 home games. The Bucks are 2-7 ATS in the last 9 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Hawks last 5 home games. The under is 13-6 in Bucks last 19 overall.

The Milwaukee Bucks just smoked the boots of the Atlanta Hawks a few days ago, but this game is in Atlanta this time and Antetokounmpo is currently questionable with a hip injury. The Atlanta Hawks are also playing improved basketball where the offensive production has increased and they've been able to steal some wins here and there. The Hawks are only being outscored by an average of five points in their last five games, which is a 3.2 point improvement on their season average. The Bucks are an impressive 6-2 ATS when a double-digit favorite, but with a banged up Antetokounmpo, I'm not going to eat this much chalk. I'll take my chances with the Hawks and the free buckets.

Pick:
Atlanta Hawks +10.5

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