Hawks vs. Bucks Prediction

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The Milwaukee Bucks are laying double-digit points to the visiting Atlanta Hawks Friday night at 8:30 p.m. ET. Is the point spread for this one inflated based on the Bucks’ recent run of winning eight of their last 10 games?

Game Snapshot

537 Atlanta Hawks at 538 Milwaukee Bucks

8:30 p.m. ET, January 4, 2019

Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Bucks are 13.5-point favorites to beat the Hawks. The total, meanwhile, sits at 230 points and as of this writing, 67% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Bucks to cover the point spread.

Atlanta Hawks Fantasy Spin

Miles Plumlee (left knee pain) has been ruled out of Friday's game vs. the Bucks. Plumlee missed nine consecutive games in December due to a left knee injury but returned to action on December 29th. However, his absence has a minimal fantasy impact as he was averaging fewer than ten minutes per game even when healthy. He belongs on waivers in all fantasy formats.

Milwaukee Bucks Fantasy Spin

Ersan Ilyasova (nose) is not listed on the injury report for Friday's game vs. the Hawks. Ilyasova went through a full non-contact practice on Thursday. Afterward, coach Mike Budenholzer said that Ilyasova would return "soon." We should have confirmation by Friday afternoon, but it seems as though Ersan is on track to return for Friday night's game vs. Atlanta. Thon Maker will likely see his playing time reduced, but Ilyasova's return will only have a minimal fantasy impact.

NBA Betting Trends

Atlanta

The over is 7-3 in the Hawks’ last 10 games coming off a loss.

Milwaukee

The under is 10-4 in the Bucks’ last 14 games overall.

Prediction

The Hawks are 7-1 against the spread in their last eight games overall and is 16-5 in their last 21 games played in Milwaukee. They’re also 4-1 at the betting window in their last five road games and is 4-1 against the number in their last five games coming off one day of rest.

Friday NBA Prediction: Atlanta Hawks +13.5

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