Authored by NBA Against The Spread Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall and produced by Charliessports.com for their 2014 Basketball on Friday December 26, 2014 at 7:30 PM EST.
The (14-15) Milwaukee Bucks of the Eastern Conference Central Division will make the trip from the Badger State to the Peach State to take on the (21-7) Atlanta Hawks of the Eastern Conference Southeast Division in 2014 NBA action. The team will play at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. This Sports Handicapper believes Milwaukee is making good with the talent pool they have. The Atlanta Hawks are ready to move to the next level and possibly advance further in the playoffs. The betting line has Milwaukee as a nine-point road underdog, and the betting odds is at 206 for Friday’s game.
The 2014-15 Milwaukee Bucks three of four straight up and have allowed 100 or more points in all three. The Bucks offense is averaging almost 100-points game. Milwaukee is 3-8 Against The Points Spread the last eleven meetings between the teams. Milwaukee is 4-2, going over the betting odds total three times and staying under three times on NBA Expert ATS Picks their last six on the road. The key to a Milwaukee win is to play tough in the paint and make open jump shots. Milwaukee is playing a back to back with a home date with the same Atlanta Hawks on December 27th.
The 2014-15 Atlanta Hawks has won nine of ten straight up, including a 107-104 win against The Los Angeles Clippers on December 23rd. Atlanta is 5-0 Against The Point Spread their last five overall and 5-0 ATS their last five after allowing 100 or more points in the previous game. Atlanta is 4-1 Against The Spread their last five at home, going over the betting odds total once and staying under four times. The Atlanta Hawks are in 1st place in their division; Al Horford and Paul Milsap are very good post players. Point Guard Jeff Teague is emerging as one of the best in the NBA.
Free Pick: Atlanta+9.