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Atlanta Hawks vs. Milwaukee Bucks Betting NBA Odds, Info and Picks 01/24/21

NBA Betting: Atlanta Hawks vs. Milwaukee Bucks

To begin with, the Bucks remain a top tier NBA betting favorite for the third consecutive season. Those expectations have eroded Milwaukee’s betting value. For the previous two seasons, the Bucks were a reliable bet. Now Milwaukee is in the red. Too much casual money and an adjusted lineup have contributed to the slide. Atlanta has been one of the Association’s special surprises. Consistent with that is one of the NBA’s most improved defenses. Atlanta’s efforts to become a complete team have put them into playoff contention. But gamblers are yet to reap any rewards from the transforming Hawks.

Atlanta Hawks vs. Milwaukee Bucks Betting Information

Date: Sunday, January 24, 2021
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Location: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
TV Coverage: NBA TV

Atlanta Hawks vs. Milwaukee Bucks Betting Odds

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Hawks +8½ (-110) 230½ (-110) +310
Bucks -8½ (-110) 230½ (-110) -370
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Atlanta Hawks at Milwaukee Bucks CashBet Wagering Analysis

Milwaukee will get the vast majority of public sports betting handle. Giannis Antetokounmpo is his own major brand. The Greek Freak adds to the price tag for Bucks games. So too does their status as championship favorite for three straight years. Atlanta is a new idea to the betting public. Squares are oblivious to their improvement. In comparison, sharps haven’t seen enough value to jump in.

Hawks Take Flight with Surprise Start

Atlanta is not providing betting on NBA value in recent games. To illustrate, the Hawks have covered only two of their last eight games. Nine of their last ten games stayed under the total. NBA metrics have the Hawks ranked 14th for scoring and 10th for points allowed. Defensive improvement has been the most noticeable trait for the Hawks so far. First place in the Southeast Division belongs to Atlanta. The Southeast is the NBA’s worst division. But the Hawks are undeniably better than last season.

Namely, Trae Young leads the Hawks with 22.9 points and 8.9 assists per game. Center Cliff Capela brings 13.1 points and 13.1 rebounds per contest.

Milwaukee Not Making Bucks as Early Overlay

Late on, the Bucks have failed to cover four of their last six pro basketball betting

matchups. Four of those five games stayed under the total. Milwaukee is 9-5 straight up, 6-8 against the spread, and 8-6 over the total. Overall, the Bucks rank 2nd in the NBA for scoring and 16th for points allowed. Milwaukee is 2nd in the Association for 3-point field goals. And 4th for offensive rebounds.

Above all, Giannis leads with 27.2 points and 10.2 rebounds per game. Khris Middleton averages 22.1 points and 6.3 rebounds per contest.

Atlanta Hawks at Milwaukee Bucks Against the Spread

In sum, the Hawks are 35-43-2 against the spread in all games. Atlanta is 14-26 on the board in away games. And then the Hawks are 21-29-2 vs. the odds against the Eastern Conference.

Atlanta is 42-38 over the total in all games. Specifically, on the road, the Hawks are 20-20 over and under. The Hawks are 27-25 over the total in Eastern Conference matchups.

Overall, Milwaukee is 49-47-1 against the spread. The Bucks are 23-15 vs. the odds as home favorites. And in Eastern Conference games, Milwaukee is 36-28-1 on the board.

To summarize, the Bucks are 48-48-1 over and under. Milwaukee is 20-18 over the total at home. The Bucks are 30-34-1 under the total in Eastern Conference matchups.

Atlanta has had a surprising edge in this basketball betting series. To illustrate, the Hawks have paid in four of their last five against Milwaukee. Three of the previous four in this series stayed under the total. Further, the Hawks have covered four of their last five visits to Milwaukee. Four of the last six between these teams at Milwaukee stayed under the total.

Atlanta Hawks at Milwaukee Bucks CashBet Free Pick

As mentioned earlier, the Hawks have shown stable NBA gambling value against the Bucks. Atlanta is a valid contrarian bet. Squares will be all over Milwaukee. Thus, betting the Hawks is gambling with the house.

Hawks at Bucks CashBet Best Bet:

Atlanta Hawks

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