Free NBA Pick: Hawks vs. Bucks Lines
Looking for Atlanta Hawks vs. Milwaukee Bucks free NBA picks? NBA betting sees the Hawks taking on the Bucks on Friday, December 9, 2016 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups so stay tuned for more FREE daily NBA hoops predictions.
(11-12) Atlanta Hawks vs. Milwaukee Bucks (11-9)
Date: Friday December 9
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Milwaukee -3
NBA Betting Total: 208
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The Atlanta Hawks were able to snap their seven game losing streak last outing, beating the Miami Heat 103-95, while the Milwaukee Bucks also came away victorious in their last matchup, beating the Portland Trail Blazers 115-107.
It wasn’t an easy victory as they took on a strong Miami Heat squad that just wasn’t ready to lie down and quit. Miami kept fighting through the four quarters of play, especially late with a strong showing in the fourth and final quarter.
But in the end they just weren’t able to pull away on top. And a lot of that had to with their play through the earlier portions of the game. Miami just didn’t come out with the same fighting spirit that Atlanta had right from the get go.
That put Miami behind early, and they just couldn’t find a way to take the lead back after that.
However, now Atlanta has an even tougher task ahead of them as they take on a long and athletic Milwaukee Bucks team.
Milwaukee does a great job of forcing turnovers, so that’s got to be a point of emphasis for the Atlanta Hawks, because they can’t allow the Bucks to get out in transition early.
Or else this is going to be a one-sided game right from the opening tip.
The Milwaukee Bucks have been on a tear over the past couple of weeks. They’ve won six of their last eight games now, after starting the season off with a rough patch.
But now their getting on a role, and a lot of that has to do with the team coming together more than ever.
Milwaukee had somewhat of a new roster coming into the season, so it took sometime for the players to get adapted to play with one another.
But now that they’ve become accustomed to playing together the team has really started to win some games.
However, their last win might have been the best they’ve played all season so far. Star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo earned himself a triple-double pouring in 15 points on the night, while hauling in 12 rebounds and 11 assists.
And his teammate Jabari Parker pitched in 27 points, while shooting an efficient 11-23 from the field.
But now all that’s in the past, as the Bucks have got to find a way to stop Dwight Howard and Paul Millsap this game. The two big-man on Atlanta play a key part in controlling the Atlanta Hawks fate.
So if Howard and Millsap get going, the Hawks will most likely take this one. That means Milwaukee has got to shut down those two, in order to pull away victorious in this outing.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Bucks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game
- Bucks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall
- Favorite is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings
- Hawks are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall
- Hawks are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference
Free Atlanta Hawks vs. Milwaukee Bucks NBA Prediction:
The Atlanta Hawks have been far too inconsistent to be counted on most games, so the Milwaukee Bucks are favorites to win this game. An rightfully so, because they’re the better overall team on both ends of the floor.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: -3
The Bucks and Hawks matchup evenly with their starting units, but the Bucks bench is the superior of the two teams; Greg Monroe, Michael Beasley and Malcolm Brogdon are going to be a load to stop for the Hawks second unit.
So look for Milwaukee to come out on top in this matchup.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Bucks 104 – Hawks 98
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