Bucks vs Hawks NBA Predictions

Posted by Ryan Knuppel on Thursday,March 24, 2016 1:29, EST in

Two Eastern Conference teams will get together at Phillips Arena in Atlanta on Friday night. The Milwaukee Bucks will go to battle against the Atlanta Hawks. The Bucks come in as the 11th seed in the Eastern Conference. Milwaukee is 30-41 on the season, and trail the Chicago Bulls and Detroit Pistons by 7 games for the final spot in the postseason picture. For the Atlanta Hawks, they are 41-30 on the season. The Hawks are tied with Boston and Charlotte, but just ½ game behind the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference. Check out the latest NBA betting lines soon.

Milwaukee Bucks vs Atlanta Hawks NBA Predictions

When: Friday, March 25 at 8:00 PM EST
Where: Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA
TV: Fox Sports
Radio: Sirius XM Radio
Stream Option: NBA Stream
NBA Odds: TBA

Why Bet on the Hawks

The Atlanta Hawks have won 8 out of their last 10 games, but are coming off a home loss to the Washington Wizards. Atlanta is watching both their big men lead the way with Al Horford and Paul Millsap combining for over 32 points per game. The Hawks are scoring 102.6 points per game, while the defense is allowing 99.1. Atlanta is one of the best passing teams in the league as well, ranking second behind Golden State in assists, with 25.5 per game. While the Hawks will not win 60 like a season ago, they are going to finish .500 or above for the second straight season.

Why Bet on the Bucks

The Milwaukee Bucks are coming off back to back losses on the road at Detroit, and at home to the Utah Jazz. The Milwaukee Bucks are led in scoring by Khris Middleton, with 18.4 points per game. Greg Monroe, the big man for Milwaukee is tops on the team in rebounds, and also making nearly 53% of all his shots. The Bucks finished .500 a season ago, and will be going on to their sixth straight season of below .500. Milwaukee is last place in the Central Division; 7 games behind Detroit.

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Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

The Milwaukee Bucks would love to play the role of spoiler as they head down the stretch. The Bucks are not going to be able to catch 7 games from both the Bulls and the Pistons, not including Washington in between. Milwaukee has played better basketball as of late, but too little too late. The Bucks will have to win their final 11 games to finish at .500 on the season. The Bucks will play well in this game, but look for the home team, Atlanta Hawks to find a way to win. Bet the Atlanta Hawks -5 at MyBookie.ag over the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday. Our final score prediction is Atlanta 94 and Milwaukee 85.