Bucks vs. Hawks Prediction: NBA Odds, Point Spread

Jeremy Perry | Updated Apr 14, 2021

Atlanta's offence has been excellent due to the duo of Trae Young and Clint Capela. Young has averaged 25.4 points and 9.5 assists per game while Capela has added 15.4 points, 14.2 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per contest.

Milwaukee
43-24
AT
April 15, 2021, 7:30 PM ET
State Farm Arena
Atlanta
37-31
Pointspread -5 -115
Moneyline -186
Over / Under o +235

74%

Betting Action

26%

Pointspread +5 -105
Moneyline +155
Over / Under u +235

74%

Betting Action

26%

Few NBA teams have been hotter than the Atlanta Hawks. This is a team that was 14-20 when Nate McMillan took over as the team’s head coach and they have since won 16 of their last 21 games. That’s among the best records in the league over that span. On Thursday, the Hawks will match up with the Milwaukee Bucks – one of the best teams in the East.

NBA Point Spread and Betting Analysis

The Bucks were 8-3 straight up in their past 11 games entering Wednesday night when playing on the road and they hope to improve that record here. The health of Giannis Antetokounmpo is a real question in this matchup because this is a back-to-back set. We’ll see if the Bucks rest anyone.

On the other hand, the Hawks are 8-1 straight up in their last nine games when playing at home. The team has been on a tear lately and have gotten tremendous offensive contributions from both their starting lineup and their bench.

Milwaukee Bucks

The Bucks are one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference this season but they’ll certainly be tested by Atlanta. Of course, Milwaukee isn’t the same team when their superstar player Giannis Antetokounmpo isn’t on the court and he is currently questionable for both games of their Wednesday-Thursday back-to-back. Assuming Antetokounmpo gets himself on the court against Atlanta (after resting on Wednesday), the Bucks should see his 28.8 points, 11.4 rebounds and 6.2 assists per game averages boost their offence. Even without him, they have a great starting lineup that includes Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday, who are both more than capable of leading the offence. They’ll probably need Giannis in this one to be competitive, though, as the Hawks are on fire.

Atlanta Hawks

Apparently, the only thing that the Hawks needed was a coaching change. The team has been rolling ever since they fired head coach Lloyd Pierce, posting a 16-5 record over their last 21 games. Their offence has been excellent due to the duo of Trae Young and Clint Capela. Young has averaged 25.4 points and 9.5 assists per game while Capela has added 15.4 points, 14.2 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per contest. But those two haven’t been the only reason for the Hawks improvement as John Collins has continued his excellent season and has been a key piece in a dominant starting lineup. Atlanta also just got back Bogdan Bogdanovic from injury and picked up Lou Williams at the trade deadline to boost the bench, so they are fairly well-rounded.

The Bucks beat the Hawks by 14 earlier in the year but now the Hawks have a legitimate shot at revenge. Look for them to play a complete game and get it.

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