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Atlanta Hawks vs Milwaukee Bucks

Atlanta
Hawks
50 - 35
Milwaukee
Bucks
54 - 30
June 25, 2021, 8:30 PM EDT
 | Fiserv Forum

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Atlanta
Hawks
50 - 35
Milwaukee
Bucks
54 - 30
June 25, 2021, 8:30 PM EDT
 | Fiserv Forum
  • Trae Young has a message for anyone still doubting the Atlanta Hawks’ run in the NBA playoffs – and he sent it with a sensational performance against favored Milwaukee. The Hawks (50-35 SU, 48-36-1 ATS) pulled out a 116-113 victory in a thrilling opener of the Eastern Conference final, putting the Bucks (54-30 SU, 38-46) behind the 8-ball early.

    Atlanta Hawks vs Milwaukee Bucks
    • Date/Time: June 25, 8:30 p.m. ET
    • Arena: Fiserv Forum
    • TV Coverage: TNT
    • Sportsbook Odds: Bucks -7.5 | O/U 226.5 (Line History)
    • Hawks vs Bucks Matchup Report

    Sportsbook Odds Analysis

    The Bucks opened as 7.5-point favorites, but the line has since moved to -8 virtually across the board. The total of 226.5 has shrunk by a point in most spots, though you’ll find the odd 226 out there as well.

    Atlanta News & Notes

    The Hawks came in as 8-point underdogs Wednesday and left the arena with a huge victory, shifting home-court advantage in their favor as they look to reach their first NBA Finals since winning the title as the St. Louis Hawks in 1958. The Hawks overcame a terrible performance from beyond the arc thanks to 48 points from Young, who shot 13-for-21 from inside the arc.

    He wasn’t the only Atlanta player to cause major damage to the Bucks from two-point range. John Collins emerged as a potential series X factor with a 23-point, 15-rebound performance in the opener. And while he struggled from deep (going 1-for-5), he shot 11-for-16 overall and the lone three-pointer came with 1:39 remaining and kick-started a 7-0 run that put Atlanta up for good.

    Milwaukee News & Notes

    The conversation about the Bucks’ chances of reaching the NBA championship series always seem to come back to whether they can make enough three-point shots. And if they can’t improve on their 8-for-36 performance in the opener, especially with the Hawks expected to atone for their own wretched showing from long range, Milwaukee will be watching the NBA Finals from home.

    The Bucks would also benefit from more balance in their offensive attack, which saw forward Giannis Antetokounmpo and guard Jrue Holiday combine for 67 of the team’s 113 points in defeat. Antetokounmpo, Holiday and Khris Middleton took 73 of Milwaukee’s 102 shot attempts in Game 1, with Middleton (6-for-23 from the field, 0-for-9 from three-point territory) underachieving significantly.

    Betting Pick: Hawks +8 (-110)

    Atlanta has been a major pain in the Bucks’ plans for the past several years now, at least from an ATS standpoint – and while the Bucks have dominated the recent series SU, we don’t see them running away with Game 2.

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    Shark Bites
    • The teams shot a combined 16-for-68 from 3-point range in Game 1.
    • Atlanta is 13-6 ATS in the past 19 head-to-head meetings.
    • Milwaukee is 7-1 SU in the past 8 meetings at Fiserv Forum.

Odds

Friday, June 25 Fri Jun 25


Opening
Current

Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Opening
+7.5
-111
+280
o226.5
-111
-7.5
-111
-340
u226.5
-111
Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Current
+8.5
-105
+280
o226
-110
-8.5
-115
-350
u226
-110

Edge Finder

113.13
Total Score
113.86
46.91
Field Goal %
46.39
37.19
Three Point %
36.17
81.02
Free Throw %
77.04
43.79
Total Rebounds
47.21
113.13
Total Score
113.86
28.89
First Quarter
29.30
29.72
Second Quarter
28.26
28.27
Third Quarter
28.70
26.16
Fourth Quarter
27.35
46.91
Field Goal %
46.39
81.02
Free Throw %
77.04
37.19
Three Point %
36.17
34.38
Three's Attempts
37.65
12.79
Three's Made
13.62
9.97
Offensive
10.21
33.82
Defensive
37.00
43.79
Total Rebounds
47.21
24.22
Assists
23.51
18.94
Fouls
18.34
11.57
Turnovers
12.78
6.82
Steals
7.24

Head To Head

ATL
Stat Type MIL
3-7
Record
7-3
6-4
ATS
4-6
5-5
O/U
5-5
112.30
Score
120.70
52.40
Half Time Score
61.00
43.62%
Field Goal Percentage
48.50%
45.90
Rebounds
51.10
137/390
3 Point Shots
117/369
6.10
Steals
7.00
ATL
Stat Type MIL
2-1
Record
1-2
2-1
ATS
1-2
1-2
O/U
1-2
112.00
Score
112.33
49.67
Half Time Score
58.00
46.67%
Field Goal Percentage
47.48%
44.67
Rebounds
46.00
35/101
3 Point Shots
32/107
5.33
Steals
6.33
Jun 23/21 (1 of 10)
ATL
Stat Type MIL
Away
Home
116
Score
113
+8
ATS
-8
225 o
O/U
225 u
54
Half Time Score
59
49.50%
Field Goal Percentage
46.10%
51
Rebounds
45
8/32
3 Point Shots
8/36
5
Steals
6
Apr 25/21 (2 of 10)
ATL
Stat Type MIL
Home
Away
111
Score
104
+6
ATS
-6
229.5 o
O/U
229.5 u
43
Half Time Score
51
45.50%
Field Goal Percentage
48.10%
44
Rebounds
41
13/35
3 Point Shots
8/28
6
Steals
6
Apr 15/21 (3 of 10)
ATL
Stat Type MIL
Home
Away
109
Score
120
+4.5
ATS
-4.5
235.5 o
O/U
235.5 u
52
Half Time Score
64
44.80%
Field Goal Percentage
48.40%
39
Rebounds
52
14/34
3 Point Shots
16/43
5
Steals
7
Jan 24/21 (4 of 10)
ATL
Stat Type MIL
Away
Home
115
Score
129
+12
ATS
-12
225 o
O/U
225 u
47
Half Time Score
66
50.60%
Field Goal Percentage
54.90%
27
Rebounds
52
14/39
3 Point Shots
10/31
8
Steals
4
Dec 27/19 (5 of 10)
ATL
Stat Type MIL
Home
Away
86
Score
112
+7
ATS
-7
235.5 o
O/U
235.5 u
40
Half Time Score
63
36.30%
Field Goal Percentage
50.50%
46
Rebounds
56
12/41
3 Point Shots
11/28
10
Steals
9
Nov 27/19 (6 of 10)
ATL
Stat Type MIL
Away
Home
102
Score
111
+14.5
ATS
-14.5
240 o
O/U
240 u
59
Half Time Score
60
40.40%
Field Goal Percentage
47.70%
49
Rebounds
47
11/34
3 Point Shots
10/34
4
Steals
6
Nov 20/19 (7 of 10)
ATL
Stat Type MIL
Home
Away
127
Score
135
+11
ATS
-11
233 o
O/U
233 u
61
Half Time Score
58
45.80%
Field Goal Percentage
52.90%
43
Rebounds
46
14/31
3 Point Shots
17/43
8
Steals
6
Apr 7/19 (8 of 10)
ATL
Stat Type MIL
Away
Home
107
Score
115
+11.5
ATS
-11.5
235 o
O/U
235 u
45
Half Time Score
54
39.60%
Field Goal Percentage
44.00%
48
Rebounds
62
17/45
3 Point Shots
9/41
2
Steals
7
Mar 31/19 (9 of 10)
ATL
Stat Type MIL
Home
Away
136
Score
135
+2
ATS
-2
230.5 o
O/U
230.5 u
68
Half Time Score
71
44.10%
Field Goal Percentage
41.40%
58
Rebounds
71
22/61
3 Point Shots
17/55
10
Steals
6
Jan 13/19 (10 of 10)
ATL
Stat Type MIL
Home
Away
114
Score
133
+9.5
ATS
-9.5
232 o
O/U
232 u
55
Half Time Score
64
40.60%
Field Goal Percentage
53.30%
54
Rebounds
39
12/38
3 Point Shots
11/30
3
Steals
13

Team Records

ATL
Record MIL
50-35
All
54-30
28-13
Home
31-11
22-22
Away
23-19
29-12
As Fav
52-25
21-23
As Dog
2-5
48-36-1
ATS
38-46
26-15
ATS Home
21-21
22-21-1
ATS Away
17-25
37-46-2
O/U
45-38-1
16-23-2
O/U Home
24-18
21-23
O/U Away
21-20-1
ATL
Record MIL
7-3
All
6-4
2-2
Home
3-1
5-1
Away
3-3
1-0
As Fav
4-3
6-3
As Dog
2-1
7-3
ATS
5-5
2-2
ATS Home
2-2
5-1
ATS Away
3-3
3-6-1
O/U
3-6-1
1-2-1
O/U Home
1-3
2-4
O/U Away
2-3-1
ATL
Record MIL
9-3
All
11-1
5-1
Home
6-0
4-2
Away
5-1
6-2
As Fav
11-1
3-1
As Dog
0-0
6-5-1
ATS
8-4
3-3
ATS Home
5-1
3-2-1
ATS Away
3-3
3-9
O/U
6-6
2-4
O/U Home
4-2
1-5
O/U Away
2-4
ATL
Record MIL
33-22
All
38-16
18-8
Home
21-6
15-14
Away
17-10
17-9
As Fav
36-13
16-13
As Dog
2-3
30-24-1
ATS
28-26
16-10
ATS Home
15-12
14-14-1
ATS Away
13-14
23-31-1
O/U
25-28-1
11-14-1
O/U Home
14-13
12-17
O/U Away
11-15-1
ATL
Record MIL
17-13
All
16-14
10-5
Home
10-5
7-8
Away
6-9
12-3
As Fav
16-12
5-10
As Dog
0-2
18-12
ATS
10-20
10-5
ATS Home
6-9
8-7
ATS Away
4-11
14-15-1
O/U
20-10
5-9-1
O/U Home
10-5
9-6
O/U Away
10-5

Injuries

Name Position Inj Desc
Trae Young PG Is "?" Tuesday vs New Orleans, Illness
Name Position Inj Desc
Serge Ibaka PF Is out indefinitely, Personal
Bobby Portis PF Is out indefinitely, Knee

Last 10 Games

Date Opp Score SU Line Total ATS FG% FT% 3PTM
Jun 23, 2021 MIL 116-113 W +8 225 W/O 49.47 87.50 8
Jun 20, 2021 PHI 103-96 W +6.5 216 W/U 44.44 75.00 7
Jun 18, 2021 PHI 99-104 L +3 223 L/U 41.30 54.17 10
Jun 16, 2021 PHI 109-106 W +7 224.50 W/U 45.88 78.57 9
Jun 14, 2021 PHI 103-100 W +3 226 W/U 36.63 80.95 12
Jun 11, 2021 PHI 111-127 L +2 224.50 L/O 47.56 84.38 6
Jun 8, 2021 PHI 102-118 L +6.5 225.50 L/U 45.78 83.33 11
Jun 6, 2021 PHI 128-124 W +4.5 219.50 W/O 51.16 95.24 20
Jun 2, 2021 NY 103-89 W +1 209 W/U 42.53 76.92 9
May 30, 2021 NY 113-96 W -5 209 W/P 43.90 92.86 15
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Date Opp Score SU Line Total ATS FG% FT% 3PTM
Jun 23, 2021 ATL 113-116 L -8 225 L/O 46.08 78.57 8
Jun 19, 2021 BKN 115-111 W +2 215.50 W/O 43.88 66.67 15
Jun 17, 2021 BKN 104-89 W -5 220.50 W/U 45.12 82.14 7
Jun 15, 2021 BKN 108-114 L -1 222 L/P 49.40 76.47 13
Jun 13, 2021 BKN 107-96 W +2 228 W/U 44.32 65.00 16
Jun 10, 2021 BKN 86-83 W -3.5 235 L/U 37.78 63.16 6
Jun 7, 2021 BKN 86-125 L -1.5 238 L/U 44.05 44.44 8
Jun 5, 2021 BKN 107-115 L +3.5 239.50 L/U 44.55 57.89 6
May 29, 2021 MIA 120-103 W -4.5 221.50 W/O 46.46 83.33 13
May 27, 2021 MIA 113-84 W -1.5 224.50 W/U 48.31 77.78 13
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