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Bucks vs. Hawks 2023 NBA Odds and Preview – January 11th

By Jeff Stinger

The Milwaukee Bucks play their second of four-straight road games at State Farm Arena on Wednesday night. They take on the Atlanta Hawks in their fourth and final meeting of the regular season. The 2021 NBA Champions look to recover from two consecutive losses in the hands of Trae Young and Co. Meanwhile, the hosts return home after a four-game road run and a win over the Clippers. This should be an interesting contest for basketball fans and bettors as Atlanta tries to close their series with Milwaukee on a high note.

Nitrobetting shares the latest news, NBA odds, and special features throughout the 2022-23 NBA season. Let’s get a closer look at the upcoming Bucks vs. Hawks face-off in this preview.

Bucks vs. Hawks Game Information

  • When: Wednesday, January 11, 2023, 7:30 PM ET
  • Where: State Farm Arena, Atlanta, GA
  • Radio: WTMJ 620 AM (Bucks) // 92.9 “The Game” WZGC FM (Hawks)
  • Live Stream: NBA League Pass
  • NBA Betting Odds: Bucks (-2.5) // Hawks (+2.5)

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Why Bet on the Milwaukee Bucks?

The Bucks are once again without Khris Middleton. Pat Connaughton is expected to fill in for the starting forward in this one. Meanwhile, the rest of the team looks solid ahead of the game with star player Giannis Antetokounmpo leading the charge. He currently averages 31.71 points per game in 34 games played.

Milwaukee is known for having persistent defense. They limit opponents to 111.1 points per game on 45.1% shooting. The Bucks have an incredible shooting defense that holds teams to 51.3% from two points and 34.4% from deep. More than that, they have the second-best rebounding record in the league. The team combined for 58.2 total rebounds per game with Giannis topping the roster with 11.76 rebounds per game.

Their offense statistics might not be up to par with what the Hawks register. However, knowing their tenacious lineup, there’s no question that this side is willing to go toe-to-toe with Nate McMillan’s squad on the attacking end. As a team, the Bucks average 112.4 points per game on 45.4% shooting. They average 53.7% from close to mid-range while hitting 34.4% of their attempts from downtown.

Why Bet on the Atlanta Hawks?

Clint Capela will not be available in this game after the big man picked up a calf injury a few days ago. Onyeka Okongwu is anticipated to fill in his spot in this contest while the duo of Trae Young and Dojounte Murray orchestrates the attacking end.

Young and Murray average over 20 points per game, with the former leading the squad with 27.47 points and 9.81 assists per game. They are responsible for bringing up Atlanta’s offensive stats this season. As a team, the Hawks average 115.3 points per game on 46.9% shooting. They hit 53.8% of their two-point attempts and make 33.1% of their looks from deep. Additionally, the Hawks are solid from the line with a fourth-best free-throw record at 81.8%.

Defensively, the Hawks hold competitors to 116.4 points per game and 47.4% shooting. They have decent perimeter defense that helps keep opponents under 55% from two points and display even better protection around the arc with a 34.5% opponent three-point percentage. Without top rebounder Clint Capela (11.93 RPG), John Collins and Okongwu are likely to share the rebounding task in this contest.

Bucks vs. Hawks Betting Trends

  • The Bucks are 2-3 in the last five road games (2-3 ATS).
  • The Bucks are 5-5 in the last 10 road games facing the Hawks (4-6 ATS).
  • The totals went under in three of the Bucks’ last five road contests.
  • The Hawks are 3-3 in the last six games at State Farm Arena (2-4 ATS).
  • The Hawks are 4-2 in the last six games against the Bucks (4-2 ATS).
  • The totals went over in three of the Hawks’ last five games versus the Bucks.

Bucks vs. Hawks Expert Betting Prediction

Neither of these teams has looked consistent over the last weeks and the Bucks faced a fair share of issues on the road all season. With that said, the Bucks are the better team on paper and the more trustworthy team as the hosts have been erratic over the last 30 games or so. The odds are tight in this one, so expect Atlanta to keep things close and within a shot of covering the spread. If they do capitalize on Milwaukee missing one of their key players, they can also steer clear of the 2021 champs and snatch this series up from the Bucks.

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*All odds stated are subject to change without prior notice.

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