Free NBA Pick: Hawks vs Bucks NBA Odds
Looking for Atlanta Hawks vs. Milwaukee Bucks free NBA picks & NBA odds? NBA betting sees the Hawks taking on the Bucks on Friday January 4, 2019 at the Fiserv Forum. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups so stay tuned for more FREE daily NBA hoops predictions like this Hawks Bucks matchup.
(11-26) Atlanta Hawks vs. Milwaukee Bucks (26-10)
Date: Tuesday January 1
Time: 8:30PM EST
Venue: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, WI.
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Bucks -14
NBA Betting Total: 230
Live NBA Odds
Updated Sportsbook Bonuses For Today
The Hawks aren’t losing as often as they did last year despite scoring less efficiently, playing worse defense and ramping up their pace, not just by a few possessions per game, but by a lot more.
Perhaps it’s just the small sample size or the fact that Atlanta has actually won three out of its last five games, even though it has been out-scored by seven points in that time.
After missing two games, Alex Len is back and making an impact. He’s scored in double-figures in each of the last two and finished as a net positive in Atlanta’s last game, which was a loss to Indiana.
But Trae Young takes the most shots on the team, yet is the 15th-most efficient in terms of eFG percentage. That’s either what it’s going to take for the Hawks to get where they want to be, led by a confident Young; or it’s going to be reality for the next few years before they have to cut ties with a guy who won’t be a franchise player. The jury is still out on Young.
Vince Carter has an ugly shooting percentage, which will mislead those who don’t look further. VC is actually scoring at an efficient clip this season because how the number of threes he’s taking (and making). He will turn forty-two later this month.
I wrote up the Bucks’ game against the Pistons on Tuesday and explained why Giannis is certainly the MVP at this point in the season. I probably went a little too far and should send apologies to James Harden and Nikola Jokic, plus LeBron James and Anthony Davis, among others.
The Bucks led by sixteen at the half and nearly twenty entering the fourth so Giannis didn’t play many minutes against the Pistons, logging a modest fifteen points to go along with eight rebounds and seven assists. Nights like those aren’t great for his MVP case, as silly as that is, but are so important for his knees, which ought to be the priority.
Instead, Brook Lopez and Kris Middleton combined for forty-seven. Lopez took thirteen shots from the field and twelve of them were behind the three-point arc. He made seven of them to lead his team with twenty-five.
Middleton had another one of his quiet twenty-two point nights, scoring efficiently despite going just 1-for-4 from three-point range.
George Hill played his eleventh game for Milwaukee and finished a +20 in just under twenty minutes.
NBA Betting Trends:
- ATL are 4-15 ATS in their last 19 Fri. games.
- MIL are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 Fri. games.
- MIL are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 vs. NBA Southeast.
- Under is 9-3 in MIL last 12 vs. Eastern Conference.
- Head to Head: ATL are 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
Free Atlanta Hawks vs. Milwaukee Bucks NBA Prediction: the Bucks cruise.
It should be another light night for the Greek Freak, who will not find one his equal on the opponent in this matchup.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Bucks ATS
NBA Free Score Prediction: Atlanta 112 – Milwaukee 129
If you’re looking for more NBA picks like this Atlanta Hawks vs. Milwaukee Bucks matchup we’ll be providing 4* free NBA predictions on the blog during the entire 2018/19 NBA season, and check out our Experts for guaranteed premium & free NBA predictions!
CappersPicks.com has NBA Odds up on a ton of championship futures, and you will also find DAILY NBA lines up as well.