Bucks vs. Hawks NBA Odds & Picks: Wiseguys Not Counting Out Atlanta In Game 4 (Tuesday, June 29)
Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images. Pictured: Trae Young.
- The Milwaukee Bucks have been in control of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals ever since they bounced back from a shocking Game 1 loss.
- Despite the fact that Atlanta Hawks superstar point guard Trae Young is listed on the injury report, sharp bettors are trusting Atlanta to cover on Tuesday night.
NBA Odds: Bucks vs. Hawks
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Things are looking bleak for the Atlanta Hawks despite already stealing a game in the Eastern Conference Finals.
Milwaukee won Games 2 and 3 of the series behind a stellar defensive effort from its entire roster. Then to make matters worse, Hawks superstar Trae Young suffered a bone bruise in his right foot in the Game 3 loss.
Young is officially listed as questionable for Tuesday's Game 4. Still, it would be shocking if he did not at least test out his fitness level given how crucial this game is for head coach Nate McMillan and the Hawks.
As most NBA fans know, a 3-1 series lead is certainly not a death sentence. But when you take a closer look at how the current series has played out, it's easy to conceive how a Game 4 loss could be devastating for this young Hawks team.
After confidently and boldly racking up 116 points on the stout Bucks' defense in Game 1, Atlanta has scored a paltry 96.5 points per game in the two contests since then.
Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer has been more amenable than he usually is to make slight changes to Milwaukee's playing style.
Can't stop Khris Middleton (32 PTS, 6 3PM) 💪
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Having Brook Lopez play higher up on the screen in pick-and-roll coverage, and having off-ball defenders aggressively stunting at Trae Young drives were just a few of the tweaks Budenholzer made to get the Bucks in control of this series.
Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo has been great throughout the series, and Khris Middleton is coming off of a 38-point game. Yet, despite the performance of the Bucks' duo, our latest PRO Report shows that sharp bettors trust the Hawks to keep things close in front of their home crowd.
NBA Picks: Bucks vs. Hawks
The line for Bucks vs. Hawks, Game 4 opened up at Hawks +6 before it was pushed up to Hawks +7 ahead of Tuesday's action.
Since Monday morning, there have been seven Action Labs Bet Signals triggered on Atlanta. This is a sign that sharp bettors are flocking to back the Hawks, and in the process, they are driving up Tuesday's spread.
The Action Network's NBA power ratings make the spread Hawks +5.1.
PRO Report Pick: Hawks +7 (-110)