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Atlanta Hawks vs. Milwaukee Bucks - 3/31/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Milwaukee Bucks at Atlanta Hawks
Date & Time Sunday March 31, 2019, 12:30 PM (EDT)
Location
State Farm Arena
Atlanta, Georgia
The Line
The Line: Atlanta Hawks +5.5 -- Over/Under:
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 win after winning 16 of their last 21 games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 117.5 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 108.1 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 27.4 points and 12.5 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 18.1 points and 4.3 assists. Eric Bledsoe is the third double-digit scorer and Brook Lopez is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 77.1 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 49.5 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have lost four of their last six road games.

The Atlanta Hawks look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 112.7 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 118.6 points on 47.2 percent shooting. John Collins is averaging 19.3 points and 9.5 rebounds while Trae Young is averaging 19 points and 7.9 assists. Kent Bazemore is the third double-digit scorer and Dewayne Dedmon is grabbing 7.5 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 75.7 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.9 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have split their last eight home games.

The Bucks are 18-7-2 ATS in their last 27 road games, 20-7-1 ATS in their last 28 vs. Eastern Conference and 33-16-3 ATS in their last 52 games overall. The Hawks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference and 13-5 ATS in their last 18 games overall. The Bucks are 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings and the road team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The over is 5-2 in Hawks last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The over is 18-8 in Bucks last 26 games playing on 2 days rest.

Even if Giannis Antetokounmpo can't go, the Milwaukee Bucks should be able to beat the Atlanta Hawks rather comfortably. When the Hawks and Bucks met twice in January, the Bucks won by an average of 25.5 points. The Hawks are arguably the worst defensive team in the league and the Bucks are one of the top three-point shooting teams and are wonderful at spacing. The Hawks are allowing an average of 120 points on 47.3 percent shooting in their last five games. The Bucks are winning their last five games by an average of 14 points. Antetokounmpo or not, the Bucks should be able to cover this reasonable number.

Pick:
Milwaukee Bucks -5.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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