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Bucks vs Hawks Betting Preview

Atlanta HawksMilwaukee Bucks
March 27, 8:00 PM | Bradley Center

Atlanta Hawks vs Milwaukee Bucks Odds

30-20TEAM RECORD22-27

Atlanta pays a visit to Milwaukee on Tuesday, hoping to send the Bucks to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at Bradley Center.

Milwaukee battles the Hawks, currently with a 30-20 mark (26-21-3 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 31-17-1 for the Bucks and 19-29-2 for the Hawks.

View Atlanta vs Milwaukee Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Milwaukee opened as 2-point favorites, while the NBA total was set at 198.5 for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 20-rated Bucks and the No. 9-rated Hawks in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 98-95 win for the Hawks on Tuesday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Milwaukee's No. 10-ranked offense (97.9 PPG) against a Hawks defense that ranks No. 5 at 92.7 PPG. The Bucks have averaged 43.5% from the field per game, less than the Hawks have managed so far this season (44.3% on average).

Defensively, the Hawks feature the league's No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 92 points per game. Milwaukee, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Atlanta was a 139-133 winner at home against the Jazz. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (272) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Joe Johnson poured in 37 points for Atlanta on Sunday, as they defeated Utah 139-133 at Philips Arena.

Milwaukee lost its last outing, an 89-80 result against the Knicks on March 26. The Bucks failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point underdog, while the 169 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Mike Dunleavy went off for 26 points and added 5 rebounds but it wasn't enough as New York defeated Milwaukee, 89-80 at Madison Square Garden.

Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 9-1
Before playing Chicago are 6-4
After playing Utah are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Milwaukee Bucks Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Cleveland are 6-4
After playing New York are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

A few Hawks at Bucks trends to consider:
Atlanta is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing Milwaukee
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Atlanta's last 10 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 6 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Milwaukee's last 10 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Milwaukee's last 17 games

Next up:
Atlanta home to Chicago, Wednesday, March 28
Milwaukee at Cleveland, Friday, March 30