Hawks vs Bucks Betting Preview: Bucks Bid to Stop Hot Hawks

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After two disappointing losses to fellow NBA title contenders, tonight’s Hawks vs Bucks matchup offers Milwaukee with a chance to get back in the win column at home. To do so, however, they will have to stop Atlanta’s three-game win streak and keep Trae Young at bay after his best performance of the season last time out.

With two of the league’s top scorers on the court, a lot of points could be in store in this one. But will Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks hold serve at home, or will Young and the Hawks buck NBA odds to pick up their fourth straight win?

Atlanta Hawks vs Milwaukee Bucks Betting Odds and Information

Matchup: Atlanta Hawks (8-7, 4-4 away, 7th in the Eastern Conference) vs Milwaukee Bucks (9-6, 6-2 home, 3rd in the Eastern Conference)

  • Date: Sunday, January 24, 2021
  • Time: 8:00 pm ET
  • Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Fiserv Forum)
  • TV: NBATV
  • Spread: Hawks +8.5 (-110), Bucks -8.5 (-106)
  • Total: OVER 230.5 (-115), UNDER 230.5 (-105)
  • Moneyline: Hawks +300, Bucks -375

Odds via Fanduel as of Sunday, January 21

Atlanta Hawks Betting Preview

After losing four in a row and six of seven to drop below .500, the Hawks have turned things around as of late. The last week saw them win three in a row, with two wins over the Minnesota Timberwolves sandwich around a midweek win over the Detroit Pistons.

After having a few rough outings in January, Trae Young has stepped up in a big way in the last couple of games. Against the Pistons, he registered 38 points and 10 assists. He followed that up Friday night with his best performance of the season, as he scored 43 points on 14 of 22 shooting, including 8 of 12 from outside, at Minnesota. His eight threes tied a career high, and it was a welcome sight. After going 5 of 6 from three in the season opener, he shot only 22.3 percent (15 of 67) from deep over the next 12 games before heating up in the last couple of games.

Young leads the Hawks in scoring at 25.3 ppg, but the team has six players overall who average double figures. That includes center Clint Capela, who averages 14.2 ppg and is second in the NBA with 14.5 rebounds per game. Against the Timberwolves, Capela recorded his first career triple-double, logging 13 points, 19 rebounds, and 10 blocks.

Milwaukee Bucks Betting Preview

The Bucks had won four in a row heading going into last week, which presented two opportunities for statement wins. But they fell short in both opportunities.

Three-point shooting was a decisive factor in the outcome of both losses, as the Bucks couldn’t make them on the offensive end and allowed them to go in too frequently on the defensive end. In Monday’s loss in Brooklyn, the Bucks shot only 28.9 percent (11 of 38) from three but allowed the Nets to make 48.4 percent (15 of 31) of their triples. Against the Lakers, they made only 32.1 percent (9 of 28) from outside while the Lakers shot 51.4% (19 of 37) from there. That is concerning with a hot Trae Young in town.

Atlanta Hawks vs Milwaukee Bucks Betting Stats & Trends

Atlanta Hawks Stat Sheet

Offense

  • PPG: 112.3 (13th in the NBA)
  • FG: 43.9 percent (26th)
  • 3PT: 34.8 percent (22nd)

Defense

  • PPG: 108.9 (8th)
  • FG: 43.7 percent (2nd)
  • 3PT: 32.4 percent (2nd)

Atlanta Hawks Recent Form (Last Five: 3-2)

  • 1/22/21: Minnesota Timberwolves 98-116 Atlanta Hawks
  • 1/20/21: Atlanta Hawks 123-115 Detroit Pistons (OT)
  • 1/18/21: Atlanta Hawks 108-97 Minnesota Timberwolves
  • 1/16/21: Portland Trail Blazers 112-106 Atlanta Hawks
  • 1/15/21: Utah Jazz 116-92 Atlanta Hawks

Milwaukee Bucks Stat Sheet

Offense

  • PPG: 119.5 (3rd)
  • FG: 48.7 percent (3rd)
  • 3PT: 39.9 percent (4th)

Defense

  • PPG: 110.7 (14th)
  • FG: 45.2 percent (8th)
  • 3PT: 38.6 percent (27th)

Milwaukee Bucks Recent Form (Last Five: 3-2)

  • 1/21/21: Milwaukee Bucks 106-113 Los Angeles Lakers
  • 1/18/21: Brooklyn Nets 125-123 Milwaukee Bucks
  • 1/15/21: Milwaukee Bucks 112-100 Dallas Mavericks
  • 1/13/21: Detroit Pistons 101-110 Milwaukee Bucks
  • 1/11/21: Orlando Magic 99-121 Milwaukee Bucks

Atlanta Hawks vs Milwaukee Bucks Top Trend

  • The Bucks have given up an average of 123.3 ppg in their six losses, and they have given up an average of 102.3 ppg in their nine wins. Atlanta’s team total tonight is 110.5 (OVER -118, UNDER -104).

Atlanta Hawks vs Milwaukee Bucks Betting Advice

The Bucks are a heavy favorite to take this one, but the Hawks could make things interesting if Young stays hot and takes advantage of the Bucks’ three-point defense struggles. Stay away from the side, but back the over and Atlanta’s team total with that in mind.

Best Bets: Hawks vs Bucks OVER 230.5 (-115) & Atlanta Hawks team total OVER 110.5 (-118)