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NBA Betting Picks and Predictions: Atlanta Hawks vs. Milwaukee Bucks
October 29, 2023
The Atlanta Hawks will travel to Milwaukee, Wisconsin to face the Milwaukee Bucks at the Fiserv Forum with the game scheduled to start at 7:00 PM ET on Sunday evening.
Atlanta enters this game with a record of 0-2 following a 120-126 loss at home against the New York Knicks while failing to cover the 1.5-point spread as a home underdog on Friday evening. De’Andre Hunter led the team in scoring with 27 points. Clint Capela led the team in rebounds with 13 rebounds. Trae Young led the team in assists and steals with 12 assists and three steals. De’Andre Hunter, Clint Capela, Saddiq Bey, Dejounte Murray, Onyeka Okongwu, and Jalen Johnson were tied for the team lead in blocks with a block apiece.
The Hawks are averaging 115 points per game this season while allowing an average of 121 points per game. Trae Young leads the team in scoring and assists with an average of 20.5 points and 10.5 assists per game this season. Clint Capela leads the team in rebounds with an average of 13 rebounds per game on the year. Saddiq Bey leads the team in steals with an average of 2.5 steals per game. Jalen Johnson leads the team in blocks with an average of 1 block per game this season.
The Milwaukee Bucks enter this game with a record of 1-0 following a 118-117 win at home against the Philadelphia 76ers while failing to cover the 6-point spread as a home favorite on Thursday. Damian Lillard led the team in scoring with 39 points. Giannis Antetokounmpo led the team in rebounds and blocks with 13 rebounds and two blocks. Khris Middleton and Damian Lillard were tied for the team lead in assists with 4 assists apiece. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Malik Beasley, Khris Middleton, and Jae Crowder were tied for the team lead in steals with two steals apiece.
Milwaukee is averaging 118 points per game while allowing an average of 117 points per game this season. Damian Lillard leads the team in scoring with an average of 39 points per game. Giannis Antetokounmpo leads the team in rebounds and blocks with an average of 13 rebounds and 2 blocks per game on the year. Damian Lillard and Khris Middleton are tied for the team lead in assists with an average of 4 assists per game apiece this season. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Malik Beasley, Jae Crowder, and Khris Middleton are tied for the team lead in steals with an average of two steals per game.
BookMaker has the Milwaukee Bucks listed as 7-point favorites at home against the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday evening. Both teams are 5-5 in the last ten games in the series while Atlanta has won two of the last three games. Both teams are 5-5 ATS in the last three meetings while the Hawks are 2-1 ATS in the last three matchups. The Atlanta Hawks are 0-2 ATS overall, 0-1 ATS on the road, and 0-1 ATS as an underdog this season while the Milwaukee Bucks are 0-1 ATS overall, 0-1 ATS at home, and 0-1 ATS as a favorite on the year.
This has been a tightly contested series with the last ten games being decided by an average margin of 3.5 points per game while the last three have been decided by an average margin of 8.33 points per game with the Hawks having been the higher-scoring team in the last ten and the last three. I look for this matchup to be another tightly contested game, however, given how well the Hawks have played against the Bucks I will be taking the points with the Atlanta Hawks when they travel to face the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday evening.
Spooky Express Pick: Atlanta Hawks +7
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