Last Updated Mar 09, 2022, 7:52 PM
Atlanta Hawks vs. Milwaukee Bucks Predictions, Picks, Odds
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Regular-season NBA action will resume on Wednesday night with a compelling Eastern Conference Finals rematch between the Atlanta Hawks and Milwaukee Bucks. Coverage begins from Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee at 8:00 p.m. ET.
Bucks 119, Hawks 112
Bucks -5.5 (-110) at DraftKings
Hawks vs. Bucks Predictions
After last year’s dazzling NBA title run, Milwaukee stumbled out to a surprisingly slow start to this season, as the Bucks kicked things off with a lackluster 6-8 SU and ATS skid – with four of those SU losses coming in matchups they were favored in.
The Bucks have quietly dominated since their opening skid though, considering Milwaukee enters Wednesday riding a sturdy 34-17 SU run, with 25 of those victories coming by eight points or more – despite sitting just 23-28 ATS across that same window.
On the other hand, Atlanta also posted a surprisingly slow start to the season, as the Hawks kicked things off with a frustrating 17-25 SU and 15-27 ATS skid – despite getting tagged as favorites in 25 of those matchups.
The Hawks have played solid basketball since the midway point of January though, considering Atlanta boasts a sturdy record of 14-8 SU and 13-9 ATS across their last 22 games – while scoring 116.3 OPPG and allowing just 111.3 DPPG during that timeframe.
I’ll back Milwaukee here, as the Hawks enter Wednesday riding a relatively bumpy 3-3 SU and 2-4 ATS stretch, while tallying 115 OPPG and allowing 111.7 DPPG during that span – setting the stage for a tough road matchup against a Bucks squad that’s scored 120+ PTS in six of their last seven games (124.4 OPPG).
Hawks vs. Bucks Betting Odds
Hawks vs. Bucks Betting Resources
- Matchup: Southeast vs. Central
- Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2022
- Venue: Fiserv Forum
- Location: Milwaukee, WI
- TV-Time: NBA League Pass - 8:00 p.m. ET
- Injury Report
Atlanta Hawks Betting Analysis
- SU: 31-33
- ATS: 28-36
- O/U: 35-29
The Hawks entered this season with high expectations following last year’s unexpected Eastern Conference Finals run, as Atlanta dominated the Knicks in a five-game first-round set and then stunned the top-seeded Sixers in the second, before inevitably falling short against Milwaukee in a competitive six-game ECF set.
Atlanta has been incredibly inconsistent since New Year’s Day though, considering the Hawks are just 15-13 SU and 14-14 ATS in their last 28 games – while yielding averages of 114.2 OPPG and 112.4 DPPG across that timeframe.
Milwaukee Bucks Betting Analysis
- SU: 40-25
- ATS: 29-36
- O/U: 33-32
After finishing with the best record in the East in two of the last three regular seasons, Milwaukee’s rough start was a bit of a head-scratcher, as the Bucks’ compiled a record of 162-65 SU across the previous three seasons – and then opened this season just 6-8 SU.
Milwaukee has played excellent basketball, when healthy, since mid-November though, considering the Bucks enter Wednesday riding a sturdy 34-17 SU run – with nearly a third of those losses coming in the absence of two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo (5).
Hawks vs. Bucks Head-to-Head
The Bucks won two-of-three regular-season matchups against Atlanta last year, with the first two contests soaring over the total at an average of 236.5 PPG – while the third stayed just under with a score of 111-104. These teams also met up in last year’s Eastern Conference Finals, which resulted in a relatively comfortable six-game series victory for Milwaukee. The Hawks are 2-0 SU against Milwaukee this season though, with the first matchup staying under the total at a score of 120-100 (U 224) – while their most recent meeting stayed under at a score of 121-114 (O 233.5).
Hawks vs. Bucks Betting Conclusion
After posting a head-scratching loss in Detroit on Monday night (L. 113-100 OT), the Hawks hit the road again for Wednesday’s contest as steep road underdogs against the Bucks at Fiserv Forum – marking the third time Atlanta has been an underdog across their last seven games.
I’ll back Milwaukee here, as despite going 0-2 SU in their first two matchups against Atlanta this season, the Bucks are 4-0 SU and 3-1 ATS in their last four games, while scoring 125 OPPG and allowing just 114.8 DPPG across that window – likely serving as a difficult road task for a Hawks squad that’s scored 110 PTS or less in three of their last six contests (115 OPPG).
Hawks vs. Bucks Betting Trends
- The total has gone OVER in three of the last four matchups between Atlanta and Milwaukee.
- The Hawks are 2-4 ATS in their last six games.
- The Bucks are 4-3 ATS in their last seven matchups against Atlanta.
- The total has gone OVER in five of the last eight Hawks' games.