Coming off of two two straight wins against the 76ers the Bucks look to continue their success against the fifth place Hawks. Bucks are also also seeking a 4th straight road win.
Both teams have had some recent success. The Hawks are 7-3 over their last 10 games and scoring over 116 points a game. The Bucks are 5-5 over their last 10 games but are 5-2 in the last 7 and coming off of back to back dominate wins against the second place 76ers. Not only is the team as a whole playing well for the Bucks their leader, Giannis Antetokoumnpo has been playing extremely well since coming back from an injury that held him out a while.
The MVP Doing MVP Things
Giannis has scored at least 24 points the last 4 games that also includes 3 double-doubles and 3 games with at least 5 assists. Offensively the Bucks look much improved and more consistent since the return. Look for Giannis to continue the hot streak as he continues to get ready for the playoffs.
Hawks Short Handed
The Hawks look to continue their success and get back into a position to host a playoff series. Currently sitting 5th and a half game back of the 4th placed Knicks, a win would be huge for the Hawks. Unfortunately, for the Hawks they will have to do it short handed. De’Andre Hunter(Knee), Tony Snell(Ankle), Cam Reddish (Achilles), Clint Capela(Back), and Trae Young(Ankle) are all out tonight. While the Bucks will be fully loaded and healthy tonight.
Records: Bucks(37-22) vs Hawks(33-27)
Location: State Farm Arena
Time: 6:30pm Central
Line: Bucks -6.5 over/under 227
Bucks’ Keys to Victory
The key to success for the Bucks is to use their depth and superstars to control the game. Not only control the game pace wise and get an early lead, but don’t allow the short-handed Hawks have hope. If they allow the Hawks to hang around they could get surprised and upset.
Prediction: Bucks win 121 – 108
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