NBA Odds news… The Bucks now have a chance to even the series at home in Monday’s Game 4 before heading back to Atlanta. Fueled by a rowdy home crowd, the Bucks used hot shooting and good defense to take a commanding 36-19 lead in the first quarter. The Hawks never really recovered.
This game was a continuation of recent road woes for the Hawks, who were 19-22 on the road in the basketball betting regular season and have only one road win in the playoffs going back to the 2007-08 season.
The Bucks surely can’t be expected to play defense as consistently as they did in the regular season. Not with their last line of defense, center Andrew Bogut, sidelined for the rest of the season because of injuries.
But after allowing the Hawks to shoot 50.6 percent from the floor through the first two games, Milwaukee held the Hawks to 39.1 percent shooting Saturday.
Tonight in Milwaukee, the Bucks will try to even the series versus the Hawks. In the last game, played also on home ground, the Bucks managed an 18 points victory. One wonders why they are underdogs today, as they are highly motivated to winning this game. If they lose, it will be almost impossible for them to win all three remaining games. Andrew Bogut and Michael Redd are out for the Bucks while the Hawks will not count on Jason Collins. It will be a tight game, you may see the first overtime of this playoff.
The Hawks: 53-29 SU, 48-34 ATS
The Bucks: 46-36 SU, 53-28-1 ATS
The Hawks lately:
While playing on Monday’s they are 5-5
Before playing the Bucks they were 8-2
After playing the Bucks they are 7-3
After a loss they are now 8-2
The Bucks lately:
While playing on Monday’s they are 1-9
Before playing the Hawks they were 5-5
After playing the Hawks they are 5-5
After a win they are now 6-4
The Hawks at home vs the Bucks, on Wednesday, April 28
The Bucks are slight 54.5 percent favorites over the Hawks. The Hawks are shooting 44.7 percent from the field and the Bucks are forecasted to shoot 43.3 percent. The rebounding battle is pretty even with the Hawks projected for 43.3 rebounds vs. 43.3 for the Bucks. Turnovers are pretty even with the Hawks projected for 12.3 turnovers vs. 13.3 for the Bucks. The Hawks are making 6.6 three pointers on 38.6 percent from three point range. The Bucks are making 8.5 three pointers on 36.8 percent.
NBA Odds Makers have the lines at present for the Hawks at – 1 1/2 and the Total –Over/Under at 190 and the Hawks are -125 and the Bucks +105 on the Money Line.