Through 1 Quarter
The Milwaukee Bucks are ahead after one, as expected, but they’ll have to keep working the rest of the way. It’s still tight after one quarter, with Milwaukee leading 30-25 over the Atlanta Hawks.
The Bucks haven’t had any offensive standouts so far with all players held to eight points or fewer. Point guard Trae Young has done his best for Atlanta, currently boasting 12 points (48% of their total) and two dimes in addition to four rebounds. A double-double would be Young’s third in a row.
Atlanta @ Milwaukee
Regular Season Records: Atlanta 4-3; Milwaukee 4-3
What to Know
The Milwaukee Bucks will face off against the Atlanta Hawks in a playoff game at Fiserv Forum at 8:30 p.m. ET Wednesday. Milwaukee is out to keep their 13-game home win streak alive.
The Brooklyn Nets typically have all the answers at home, but this past Saturday the Bucks proved too difficult a challenge. Milwaukee won 115-111 over Brooklyn in overtime. Milwaukee’s power forward Giannis Antetokounmpo did his thing and posted a double-double on 40 points and 13 rebounds in addition to five assists. Antetokounmpo’s night made it five games in a row in which he has scored at least 30 points.
Meanwhile, the Philadelphia 76ers typically have all the answers at home, but on Sunday Atlanta proved too difficult a challenge. The Hawks beat the Sixers 103-96. Atlanta’s shooting guard Kevin Huerter looked sharp as he had 27 points along with seven boards.
The Bucks are expected to win this handily, but they should have beaten the Houston Rockets April 29 easily too and instead slipped up with a 143-136. In other words, don’t count Atlanta out just yet.
How To WatchWhen: Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. ETWhere: Fiserv Forum — Milwaukee, WisconsinTV: TNTFollow: CBS Sports AppTicket Cost: $126.00Odds
The Bucks are a big 8-point favorite against the Hawks, according to the latest NBA odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Bucks as a 7.5-point favorite.
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Milwaukee have won 14 out of their last 20 games against Atlanta.
Apr 25, 2021 – Atlanta 111 vs. Milwaukee 104Apr 15, 2021 – Milwaukee 120 vs. Atlanta 109Jan 24, 2021 – Milwaukee 129 vs. Atlanta 115Dec 27, 2019 – Milwaukee 112 vs. Atlanta 86Nov 27, 2019 – Milwaukee 111 vs. Atlanta 102Nov 20, 2019 – Milwaukee 135 vs. Atlanta 127Apr 07, 2019 – Milwaukee 115 vs. Atlanta 107Mar 31, 2019 – Atlanta 136 vs. Milwaukee 135Jan 13, 2019 – Milwaukee 133 vs. Atlanta 114Jan 04, 2019 – Milwaukee 144 vs. Atlanta 112Mar 17, 2018 – Milwaukee 122 vs. Atlanta 117Feb 13, 2018 – Milwaukee 97 vs. Atlanta 92Oct 29, 2017 – Milwaukee 117 vs. Atlanta 106Mar 24, 2017 – Milwaukee 100 vs. Atlanta 97Jan 15, 2017 – Atlanta 111 vs. Milwaukee 98Dec 09, 2016 – Atlanta 114 vs. Milwaukee 110Nov 16, 2016 – Atlanta 107 vs. Milwaukee 100Mar 25, 2016 – Atlanta 101 vs. Milwaukee 90Feb 20, 2016 – Milwaukee 117 vs. Atlanta 109Jan 15, 2016 – Milwaukee 108 vs. Atlanta 101Injury Report for MilwaukeeJordan Nwora: Game-Time Decision (Thigh)Donte DiVincenzo: Out for the Season (Foot)Injury Report for AtlantaCam Reddish: Game-Time Decision (Achilles)Brandon Goodwin: Out for the Season (Illness)De’Andre Hunter: Out for the Season (Knee)