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Hawks visit Bucks in hoops battle

Atlanta HawksMilwaukee Bucks
March 24, 3:00 PM | Bradley Center

Atlanta Hawks vs Milwaukee Bucks Odds

38-31TEAM RECORD34-34

NBA betting interest will be piqued on Sunday when the Hawks of Atlanta hit the hard court against the Bucks of Milwaukee.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Bucks currently sports a record of 34-34, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 30-37-1 ATS. The Hawks are 38-31 and 32-35-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Bucks post a 34-34 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Hawks have gone 34-34-1 against the number.

View Atlanta vs Milwaukee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Bucks as 3.5-point favorites in this matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting around 204 earlier at GTbets.eu.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 13-rated Bucks and the No. 20-rated Hawks in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 99-97 win for the Hawks on Sunday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Milwaukee's No. 12-ranked offense, averaging 98.7 PPG, against a Hawks defense that ranks No. 12 at 97.1 PPG. The Bucks field goal percentage has averaged 43.6% so far, less than the Hawks shooters have achieved on the year, 46.5% per game.

Defensively, the Hawks feature the league's No. 8-rated defense on the road, giving up 96 points per game. Milwaukee, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Atlanta was a 104-93 loser at home against the Trail Blazers. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (197) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Josh Smith scored 24 points and added 10 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 104-93 against Portland in NBA action at Philips Arena.

Milwaukee was a 102-78 loser in its last match on the road against the Pacers. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 180 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Milwaukee was crushed on Friday, getting run out of the gym by Indiana and falling 102-78 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 9-1
Before playing Indiana are 6-4
After playing Portland are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

Milwaukee Bucks Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After playing Indiana are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few Hawks at Bucks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Atlanta's last 7 games when playing Milwaukee
Atlanta is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Atlanta's last 12 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Milwaukee's last 7 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Milwaukee's last 12 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 7 games at home

Next up:
Atlanta at Indiana, Monday, March 25
Milwaukee at Philadelphia, Wednesday, March 27