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Milwaukee Bucks versus Atlanta Hawks Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 2-23-2013



The 30-23 Atlanta Hawks will be on a back to back when they face the 26-27 Milwaukee Bucks in an NBA pro basketball game on Saturday night. Tip off time from Milwaukee is scheduled for 8:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by NBA TV.

The NBA odds from this pro basketball game has the home team Milwaukee Bucks favored by -4 points with an over under line of 203 ½ points. There has been no line movement since the odds opened up a few hours ago.

The teams met three times last season with Atlanta winning and covering the point spread in two of the three games. All three went over the total.

The Hawks have a road record of 12-13 on the year. They win for the third time in four games after a 122-108 home win against the Sacramento Kings as a -8 point betting favorite. The game ended over 205 points. Atlanta overcame a 13 point deficit in the win. The Hawks shot 53.3% from the field along with 12 of 27 from three. They allowed Sacramento just 43.2% shooting and had ten less turnovers than the Kings. Al Horford had 24 points and 8 rebounds on 11 of 14 shooting. Atlanta is a good shooting team this season as they connect on 46.3% from the floor good for 7th in the NBA. They are the fifth best three point shooting team in the NBA as Atlanta connects on 38% from beyond the arc.

The Bucks on their home court this season is 14-13. The team returned to play following the All Star break with two straight losses. They come off the 97-94 home defeat on Wednesday night to the Brooklyn Nets as a -4 ½ point betting favorite. The total landed under 194 ½ points. The Bucks blow a 12 point lead at the half in defeat. They shot 46.7% from the floor and made 6 of 14 from three. They pulled down five more rebounds than the Nets. Milwaukee allowed Brooklyn 40% shooting and still lose because they commit 17 turnovers and miss 13 of 31 free throws. Brandon Jennings had 31 points and 11 assists on 12 of 18 shooting. Milwaukee has dropped eight of their past ten games. Their defense has gone south big time as the team has given up 100 or more points in five of their past seven games. Because of their inefficient guard tandem of Monta Ellis and Brandon Jennings the Bucks are 26th in the NBA in shooting as they make just 43.3% of their shots.

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