Bucks vs. Hawks Game 3 Prediction
With the series all tied at one game apiece and now shifting to Atlanta, will the Hawks cover as a home dog on Sunday night when they host the Bucks at 8:30 p.m. ET for Game 3 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals?
501 Milwaukee Bucks (-4) at 502 Atlanta Hawks (+4); o/u 224
8:30 p.m. ET, Sunday, June 27, 2021
Venue: State Farm Arena, Atlanta, GA
Milwaukee Bucks DFS Notes
Giannis Antetokounmpo dominated the Hawks in a 125-91 Game 2 win with 25 points, nine rebounds, six assists and two steals in just 29 minutes. Just like Game 1, Giannis got to the rim at will and had one of the highlights of the postseason with a layup that would make Julius Erving proud (link below). The Bucks went on a 20-0 run in the second quarter and never looked back, allowing Giannis to get some valuable rest in the fourth. The series is all tied up as it shifts to Atlanta for Game 3.
Atlanta Hawks DFS Notes
Trae Young hit 17-of-34 shots, four 3-pointers and 10-of-12 free throws for a playoff career-high 48 points, seven rebounds, 11 assists and a steal in Wednesday’s thrilling 116-113 Game 1 win over the Bucks in the Eastern Conference Finals. Trae was so special tonight and might be a bigger problem for opposing teams than Giannis Antetokounmpo, who just missed a triple-double tonight. He shimmied on a 3-pointer, he made an incredible pass off the backboard for a John Collins dunk and led his team to a win in a game they entered as 8-point underdogs. The Bucks went on a 20-8 run late before a John Collins dunk stopped it and the Hawks held on as Trae joined Lou Hudson, Dominique Wilkins and Paul Millsap as the only other Hawks to ever have 40 in a playoff game. This was the Hawks’ first Eastern Conference Finals win in history and they’re now 6-2 on the road in these playoffs. The Bucks are/were heavy favorites in this series, but Young’s shoulder doesn’t appear to be a problem and he looked like a superhero tonight. Game 2 is at Milwaukee on Friday and it’s officially a must-win game for the Bucks, who have to be stunned after this one. Trae’s 48 were the most points by a player in a conference finals debut in history, and since Amare Stoudemire had 41 back in 2005.
Hawks vs. Bucks Game 3 Playoffs Prediction
The under is 5-2 in the last seven meetings between these two teams, is 4-1-1 in the Bucks’ last six games as a favorite and is 4-1-1 in their last six playoff games as a favorite. The under is also 5-1 in the Hawks’ last six games overall, is 5-1 in their last six games as an underdog and is 10-1 in their last 11 games after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
NBA PLAYOFFS PREDICTION: BUCKS/HAWKS UNDER 224