|Written by Michael|
Bet on the NBAThe Atlanta Hawks have been on a strong roll in recent days. The 30-20 Hawks have won their last four games. This has boosted the Hawks to a sixth place spot in the Eastern Conference.
The Hawks will be taking on the Milwaukee Bucks, a team looking to reach the playoffs. The Bucks are 22-27 but are only two and a half games behind New York to get into the playoffs. The Bucks, who are 7-3 in their last ten games, will be hosting the Hawks tonight at the Bradley Center.
The Atlanta Hawks are coming off of one of the longest games in recent memory. The Hawks hosted the Utah Jazz on Sunday and won 139-133 in four overtimes. Seven of the nine players who played for the Hawks that game scored in double digits. This included 37 for Joe Johnson. Zara Pachulia also had 20 rebounds.
Joe Johnson has been productive well before that game with Utah. In fact, he has scored at least 25 points in five games this month. This includes 34 in a game against Denver earlier this month.
The Milwaukee Bucks have experienced some success in recent weeks. The Bucks had a six game winning streak going from March 9 to March 20. The last game for the Bucks was a narrow 90-89 loss to New York.
Monta Ellis was recently acquired by the Bucks from Golden State. He has scored in double digits in five of the six games he's played with the Bucks. He hasn't reached his 20.6 average with the Bucks yet.
Although the Hawks have a better record and more momentum, the Bucks are the actual favorites in the NBA odds. They are -2 favorites for the game. There is also a 197 over/under. Each bet on the over/under has a -110 payout.