Milwaukee Bucks vs Atlanta Hawks: Eastern Conference Finals Game 1 Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights, and Trends for June 23, 2021

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BetMGM Jul 23, 2021, 9.41 AM

The Milwaukee Bucks (46-26, 8-3) are 8-point favorites heading into Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Atlanta Hawks (41-31, 8-4) at Fiserv Forum on Wednesday, starting at 8:30 PM ET on TNT. The over/under for the matchup is set at 226.5.

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Bucks vs Hawks Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Bucks -8 -105 -115 226.5 -110 -110

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Point Total Insights

  • Milwaukee and its opponents have hit the over on Wednesday's 226.5 total in 49 out of 83 games (59%) this year.
  • In 42 out of Atlanta's 84 games this season (50%), the competing teams combined for a higher point total than the over/under in Wednesday's matchup.
  • The Bucks average 118.5 points per game against the Hawks' 112.6, totaling 4.6 points over the game's total of 226.5.
  • The 223.2 points per game these two teams allow to opponents on average this season are 3.3 fewer than the 226.5 over/under in this contest.
  • This season, the average total for Bucks games is 231.2 points, 4.7 more than the over/under of 226.5 points for this contest.
  • Hawks' games have an over/under of 223.1 points this season, 3.4 points fewer than the total points bet for this contest.

Bucks Betting Data

  • Milwaukee has failed to cover the spread more often than not this year, going 33-50.
  • When they are at least 8-point favorites, the Bucks are 20-20 ATS.
  • Milwaukee and its opponents have hit the over in 56.6% of games (47 out of 83 matchups).

Bucks Key Players

  • The Bucks points and rebounds leader is Giannis Antetokounmpo. He puts up 28.1 points per game and adds 11.0 rebounds.
  • Jrue Holiday paces the squad with 6.1 assists per game.
  • Bryn Forbes connects on 2.2 threes per game to lead the Bucks.
  • Milwaukee's steals leader is Holiday, who grabs 1.6 per game. Brook Lopez leads the team averaging 1.5 blocks an outing.

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Bucks Last 10 Games

Bucks Last Five Games
Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Bucks Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
6/19/2021 Nets 115-111 MIL No Away +3.5 218.5 195 -250 Playoffs Yes Over
6/17/2021 Nets 104-89 MIL Yes Home -6.5 197.5 -450 333 Playoffs Yes Under
6/15/2021 Nets 114-108 BKN Yes Away -1.5 226.5 -145 120 Playoffs No Under
6/13/2021 Nets 107-96 MIL Yes Home -13.5 206.5 -10000 2200 Playoffs No Under
6/10/2021 Nets 86-83 MIL Yes Home -3.5 190.5 -200 165 Playoffs No Under
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
7-3 6-4 1-9-0 209.6 107.8 101.8 +8.5 33.9%

Bucks Injuries

Bucks: Donte DiVincenzo: Out For Season (Foot), Jordan Nwora: Day To Day (Thigh)

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Hawks Betting Data

  • Atlanta has a 42-40 record against the spread, covering in 51.2% of their contests.
  • When they are at least 8-point underdogs, the Hawks have fared well, going 7-5 against the spread.
  • In most of Atlanta's games this year, the teams have not hit the over (37 out of 82 games, 45.1%).

Hawks Key Players

  • Trae Young's points (25.3 per game) and assists (9.4 per game) stat lines give him the top scoring and assists spots on the Hawks' leaderboards.
  • Clint Capela is at the top of the Atlanta rebounding leaderboard with 14.3 rebounds per game. He also racks up 15.2 points and tacks on 0.8 assists per game.
  • Bogdan Bogdanovic is reliable from distance and leads the Hawks with 3.3 made threes per game.
  • Cam Reddish (1.3 steals per game) is the steal leader for Atlanta while Capela (2.0 blocks per game) is the block leader.

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Hawks Last 10 Games

Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Hawks Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
6/20/2021 76ers 103-96 ATL No Away +3.5 202.5 140 -165 Playoffs Yes Under
6/18/2021 76ers 104-99 PHI No Home +4.5 210.5 200 -250 Playoffs No Under
6/16/2021 76ers 109-106 ATL No Away +17.5 206.5 1750 -10000 Playoffs Yes Over
6/14/2021 76ers 103-100 ATL No Home +3.5 215.5 150 -185 Playoffs Yes Under
6/11/2021 76ers 127-111 PHI No Home +13.5 228.5 1150 -3000 Playoffs No Over
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
7-3 5-5 4-6-0 213 107.6 105.4 -0.7 38.4%

Hawks Injuries

Hawks: Bogdan Bogdanovic: Day To Day (Knee), De'Andre Hunter: Out For Season (Knee), Cam Reddish: Day To Day (Achilles), Kevin Huerter: Day To Day (Ankle), Brandon Goodwin: Out For Season (Illness)

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