Milwaukee Bucks vs Atlanta Hawks Game 2 Odds and Predictions
After upsetting Philadelphia 76ers in semi-finals, Atlanta Hawks start their conference finals campaign with a win over the Milwaukee Bucks. The most important outcome of the Game 1 was defeat of Bucks in their home venue. Bucks did start as favorites in the game but Hawks with their never give up attitude registered a 3-points win over Milwaukee Bucks.
Bucks did dominate the first half of the game by taking a 5-point lead but it was the 3rd quarter that decided the result. Atlanta Hawks were ahead of Bucks by 8 points in 3rd quarter and overall they had 3-points lead. In 4th and final quarter both the teams added same number of points which led to victory of Hawks by 3-points. Hawks’ star Trae Young was outstanding as he in his 41 minutes on court pegged in 48 points, 7 rebounds and 11 assists. He was well assisted by John Collins who added 23 points to the scoreboard for the Hawks.
For Bucks apart from Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jrue Holiday, none of the other players could make a dent to Hawks defense. Antetokounmpo contributed 34-points for his team while Holiday added 33 points. Friday night, Bucks will once again host the Hawks at Fiserv Forum for Game 2. They will be looking forward to level the series as one more home defeat would push them on backfoot in the series.
FiveThirtyEight predicts a win for Milwaukee Bucks tonight. The latest Milwaukee Bucks vs Atlanta Hawks Game 2 Odds and Predictions also predicts the same.The latest Milwaukee Bucks vs Atlanta Hawks Game 2 Odds and Predictions updated on 25th June.
Milwaukee Bucks vs Atlanta Hawks Game 2 Odds and Predictions: Match Details
Milwaukee Bucks vs Atlanta Hawks Game 2
Scheduled Date and Time: June 25, 8:30PM EST
Host Team: Milwaukee Bucks
Where to Watch: The national broadcast partners of the NBA are ABC, TNT, ESPN and NBA TV. For out of market or online viewing use NBA League Pass.
Milwaukee Bucks vs Atlanta Hawks Game 2 Odds and Predictions: Recent Form
Atlanta Hawks have been a surprise entry in the finals of Eastern Conference. They finished their regular season at 5th spot with 41 wins and massive 31 losses. They had an average conference record of 24 wins and 18 losses but at home they won 25 of 36 games and lost just 11 games. However, their struggle in away games was clearly evident as they won 16 and lost 20 games playing away in regular season.
In round 1 of the playoffs, they won the series by 4-1 against New York Knicks and entered the semi-finals against 76ers. Defeating 76ers was something most of the NBA fans must have not expected, however, with never give up attitude, Hawks made into the finals by defeating 76ers 4-3 in the series. On Wednesday night they defeated the mighty Bucks in their home.
Milwaukee Bucks on the other hand have been excellent in post season games. After making into the playoffs, they were up against Boston Celtics in first round of playoffs. They clean swept the series against Boston Celtics, 4-0 and entered the semi-final clash with Nets. After being down by 2-0 against the Nets in semi-finals they were able to equalize the series to 2-2 and went to win the series by 4-3.
Talking about their regular season form, they qualified for post-season games as No. 3 team that is below 76ers and Nets. They had 46 wins and 26 losses in regular season games. They maintained a conference record of 26-16 and have been excellent playing teams at home. Thy won 26 home games and lost just 10, however on roads they had 16 losses and 20 wins.
Milwaukee Bucks vs Atlanta Hawks Game 2 Odds and Predictions: Head-to-head
Milwaukee Bucks have had an edge over Atlanta Hawks in overall head-to-head clashes. Of 226 games Bucks have won 114 games while Hawks have 112 wins to their name.
Even in the playoffs, the two teams have clashed against each other in 23 games, with Hawks winning 12 and Bucks winning 11.
This season the two teams have played four games against each other including the last Game 1 of conference finals. Both the teams have won 2 games each this season.
Milwaukee Bucks vs Atlanta Hawks Game 2 Odds and Predictions: Predicted Winner
A defeat in home game was something Milwaukee Bucks would have never expected. Despite dominating the first half, Bucks faced a 3-points defeat in Game 1 of the finals. However, with home advantage, Milwaukee Bucks starts as favorites for Game 2 of Eastern Conference finals. Bucks have 78% chances of beating Atlanta Hawks on Friday night while for Hawks probability of continuing their Game 1 feat stands at mere 28% as per FiveThirtyEight.
Looking at the outright prediction, according to Oddschecker and SMarkets, Milwaukee Bucks is second favorites to win this season as per Oddschecker and Smarkets while Hawks are the 3rd favorites as per both the platforms.