Atlanta Hawks vs. Milwaukee Bucks

The Atlanta Hawks travel north to play the Milwaukee Bucks this evening.  The Atlanta Hawks are listed as a 2-point road favorite over Milwaukee.  The over/under total is set at 181.

The Atlanta Hawks have a 10-6 record in their last 16 games with the der going 9-7 in those ballgames.  Atlanta began their road trip on Saturday with a 103-87 win over the Charlotte Bobcats as a three-point underdog.  The Hawks shot 50.7 percent from the field and made 9 of 19 three-pointers.  Joe Johnson scored 32 points and had 5 assists.  Mike Bibby contributed with 14 points and also had team-high eight rebounds.  The combined 190 points just surpassed the tal of 186.  The Hawks improved to 14-10 against the spread in their first 24 road games, with the der going 13-11.  The Hawks average 96.8 points per game.

Milwaukee last played on Monday night when they lost to the Chicago Bulls 92-83 as a seven-point road underdog.  Chris Douglas-Roberts scored a season-high 30 points while veteran Keyon Dooling scored 13 points and had 10 assists.  The combined 175 points fell short of the tal of 178.  The der is 4-1 in the Bucks last five games.  Milwaukee is 8-11 against the spread in its first 19 home games, with the der winning in 13 of those games.  The Bucks only give up an average of 90.9 points per game at home.

The Atlanta Hawks beat the Bucks 95-80 on December 27th as a two-point underdog.  In the game Atlanta shot 50.7 percent from the field while holding Milwaukee to 37.3 percent.  Atlanta is 3-1 against the spread in its last four meeting against Milwaukee.  The der has also gone 3-1 in those games.

I am going to take the Atlanta Hawks on the road minus the two-points.  The talent level of Atlanta is far superior to that of Milwaukee.  They beat them once in Milwaukee and I expect them again to it again quite handily.  The Hawks should be able to score close to 100 points, making me think that the er 181 is also a solid pick.  Two plays for me in this one, Atlanta -2 and er 181


Atlanta Hawks -2 Milwaukee Bucks

Over 181

January 26, 2011 by : Posted in NBA, Sportsbook No Comments

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