Bucks vs. Hawks NBA Prediction
The Bucks and Hawks meet in Atlanta on Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. ET and with Milwaukee laying 6.5 and the total sitting at 228.5, what’s the best bet for this matchup?
525 Milwaukee Bucks (-6.5) at 526 Atlanta Hawks (+6.5); o/u 228.5
7:30 p.m. ET, Thursday, April 15, 2021
Venue: State Farm Arena, Atlanta, GA
Milwaukee Bucks DFS Spin
Khris Middleton put up 27 points, eight rebounds, seven assists, three 3-pointers and one steal in 25 minutes vs. the Wolves on Wednesday. None of the Bucks' starters logged more than Jrue Holiday's 26 minutes in this matinee. They didn't need too, because they led by 24 points early in the third quarter and never looked back. Bryn Forbes scored 14 points with one rebound and nothing else in 17 minutes off the bench, Pat Connaughton had 14 points and four boards, and even Rodions Kurucs chipped in eight points in six minutes of garbage time. The Bucks play the Hawks on Thursday in the second half of a back-to-back set, so hopefully the starters' low minutes will forestall any rest days.
Atlanta Hawks DFS Spin
Trae Young (left calf) is questionable for Thursday vs. the Bucks. Young was supposedly "good to go" for Tuesday but the Hawks held him out for a second straight. Hopefully they were just being cautious for this showdown vs. the Bucks, but if he misses another look for Kevin Huerter and Bogdan Bogdanovic to get a boost and for Brandon Goodwin to be a low-end streamer.
Bucks vs. Hawks Betting Prediction
The Bucks are just 5-11 against the spread in their last 16 games versus the Hawks and have failed to cover in four of their last five games overall. They’re also 4-10 at the betting window in their last 14 road games and are just 3-8 against the number in their last 11 games when their opponent allowed 100 points or more in its previous contest. On the other side, the Hawks are 8-1 against the spread in their last nine home games, are 6-0 against the spread in their last six games playing on one day of rest and are 13-3 ATS in their last 16 games when their opponent allowed 100 points or more in their previous contest.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: ATLANTA HAWKS +7