Atlanta Hawks (18-39) at Milwaukee Bucks (31-24)
|Date & Time||Tuesday February 13, 2018, 8:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: Milwaukee Bucks -8 -- Over/Under: 207
The Atlanta Hawks and Milwaukee Bucks meet Tuesday in NBA action at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
The Atlanta Hawks look for another victory after splitting their last eight games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 104 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 108.1 points on 47.3 percent shooting. Dennis Schroder is averaging 19.6 points and 6.4 assists while Kent Bazemore is averaging 12.9 points and four rebounds. Taurean Prince is the third double-digit scorer and Ersan Ilyasova is grabbing 5.4 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 79.7 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.7 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have lost six of their last eight road games.
The Milwaukee Bucks look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Milwaukee Bucks are averaging 104.4 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 104.3 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 27.9 points and 10.3 rebounds while Khris Middleton is averaging 20 points and 4.2 assists. Eric Bledsoe is the third double-digit scorer and Malcolm Brogdon is dishing 3.2 assists. The Milwaukee Bucks are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 77.2 percent from the free throw line. The Milwaukee Bucks are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.1 rebounds per game. The Milwaukee Bucks have won four straight home games.
The Hawks are 2-10 ATS in their last 12 vs. Eastern Conference, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Central and 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 Tuesday games. The Bucks are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games, 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 2 days rest and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games. The Hawks are 8-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Milwaukee, 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the road team is 12-5 ATS in the last 17 meetings.
The Atlanta Hawks have been playing some decent ball as of late and have outscored teams by 2.8 points in their last five games, but you question just how long this can continue. The Hawks are a talented team and are being outscored by nearly six points on the road this season due to a lack of defense. The Milwaukee Bucks have been a consistent team since the firing of their head coach, as the offense has picked up, and they're allowing just 40.8 percent shooting in their last five games. Assuming the Milwaukee Bucks can stay in this form, they should have little trouble beating the Hawks by double digits at home.