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Bucks vs Hawks NBA Game Preview

Milwaukee BucksAtlanta Hawks
April 12, 7:30 PM | Philips Arena

Milwaukee Bucks vs Atlanta Hawks Odds

37-41TEAM RECORD43-36

The Hawks will hit the floor running against the visiting Milwaukee Bucks on Friday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.

Supporters of the Bucks have seen them go 37-41 and 33-44-1 ATS so far this season, while the Hawks are at 43-36 and 37-40-2 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Hawks are 40-38-1, while the Bucks are 39-39.

View Milwaukee vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Hawks, currently No. 19 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Bucks, who rate No. 13 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 99-97 victory for the Hawks.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Atlanta's No. 14-ranked offense, averaging 97.9 PPG, against a Bucks defense that ranks No. 20 at 100.3 PPG. The Hawks field goal percentage has averaged 46.5% so far, more than the Bucks shooters have achieved on the year, 43.6% per game.

Defensively, the Bucks feature the league's No. 14-rated defense on the road, giving up 99.7 points per game. Atlanta, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Milwaukee, they were a 113-103 loser as they battled the Magic on the road. The Bucks failed to cover in the match as a 5-point favorite, while 216 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Bucks got a 21-point performance from Monta Ellis, who added 11 assists, but Orlando still ran past Milwaukee 113-103 on Wednesday at Amway Center.

In their last action, Atlanta was a 124-101 winner on the road against the 76ers. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (225) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The battle between the Hawks and 76ers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Philadelphia was handed a 124-101 defeat on Wednesday at Wells Fargo Center.

Milwaukee Bucks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Charlotte are 3-7
After playing Orlando are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Toronto are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

A few Bucks at Hawks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Milwaukee's last 8 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Milwaukee's last 12 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Atlanta's last 8 games when playing Milwaukee
Atlanta is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Milwaukee
Atlanta is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Milwaukee

Next up:
Milwaukee at Charlotte, Saturday, April 13
Atlanta home to Toronto, Tuesday, April 16