Hawks vs. Bucks 2022 NBA Odds and Preview – November 14th

By Jeff Stinger

The Atlanta Hawks head north to challenge the 2021 NBA Champions in their second matchup of the regular season. Head coach Nate McMillan and his squad look to get ahead of their opponents after losing two of their last three contests. Meanwhile, Milwaukee currently leads the Eastern Conference but dropped two of their last three games–one of which was a 117-98 defeat to the Hawks. With home advantage on their side this time, the Bucks will try to bounce back and recoup some momentum.

Nitrobetting shares the latest news, NBA odds, and special features throughout the 2022-23 NBA season. Let’s look closer at the upcoming Hawks vs. Bucks face-off in this preview.

Hawks vs. Bucks Game Information

  • When: Monday, November 14, 2022, 8:00 PM ET
  • Where: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, WI
  • TV: BSWI, BSSE-ATL
  • Radio: 92.9 “The Game” WZGC FM (Hawks) // WTMJ 620 AM (Bucks)
  • Live Stream: NBA League Pass
  • NBA Betting Odds: Hawks (+4) // Bucks (-4)

Why Bet on the Atlanta Hawks?

The Hawks have a healthy lineup leading to the game. However, Bogdan Bogdanovic won’t be coming off the bench on Monday night. The Serbian remains out of the lineup after picking up a knee injury. Nonetheless, leading scorers Tray Young and Dejounte Murray are ready to deal some damage on the offensive end, while Clint Capela takes care of the paint as the leading rebounder of the Hawks. They step inside the Fiserv Forum in hopes of improving an 8-5 record and overtaking the Cleveland Cavaliers to take the third seed.

Atlanta ranks tenth in points per game, averaging 115.2 points on 46.6% shooting. They attack the paint well and average 53.2 points per game from close range. The Hawks also capitalize on opportunities from the line. As a team, they hit 82.6% of three throws which is the league’s fifth-best record.

Defensively, Capela contributes heavily to the team’s 54.2 total rebounds per game. They hold opponents to 113.6 points per game on a solid 45.4% opponent shooting percentage. Furthermore, the entire team roots impressive defense around the perimeter and holds competitors to 32.8% from deep.

Why Bet on the Milwaukee Bucks?

Giannis Antetokounmpo holds the fourth-best points per game average in the league after nine games played. He is among the pivotal components of the franchise’s rise to the Eastern Conference top spot, winning ten games in 11 contests. However, the starting lineup faces injury woes at the moment. Jrue Holiday is out with an ankle injury, while Grayson Allen and Giannis are day-to-day. Meanwhile, Khris Middleton remains ruled out despite talks of a close return.

The Bucks are one of the best defensive teams now, holding opponents to 105.8 points per game on 43.6% shooting. Head coach Mike Budenholzer keeps things tight inside and restricts opponents to 45.3 points in the paint per game. They also have incredible defense around the perimeter that limits teams to 34.6% three-point shooting.

Milwaukee also prides itself on being the best rebounding team at the moment, recording nearly 60 total rebounds per game. On the offensive side, the franchise averages 111.9 points per game on 44.1% shooting.

76ers vs. Hawks Betting Trends

  • The Hawks are 3-3 in their last six road games (2-4 ATS).
  • The Hawks are 3-2 in their previous five games against the Bucks (3-2 ATS).
  • The totals have gone over in four of the Hawks’ last five road games.
  • The Bucks are 8-2 in their previous ten games at Fiserv Forum (6-4 ATS).
  • The Bucks are 2-2 in their previous four games (2-2 ATS).
  • The totals have gone under in three of the Bucks’ last five home games.

Hawks vs. Bucks Expert Betting Prediction

The Bucks are short-handed again as they are without most of their core lineup, while the Hawks have a relatively healthy squad to challenge them. The hosts are the better team on paper, but the challengers have great form coming into the game. Atlanta drew first blood in their previous meeting. However, that’s with home advantage on their side. With the roaring Milwaukee crowd cheering their team on, we expect a closer scoreline between the two. Covering the spread should be doable for the Hawks. However, the Bucks won’t make it easy for the visitors this time around.

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