Bucks vs. Hawks Game 6 Prediction
The Bucks can advance to the NBA Finals with a win in Game 6 on Saturday night versus the Hawks, but they’ll have to do so without Giannis Antekokounmpo. Will the Bucks pull off the small upset tonight or is there a better play on the board?
561 Milwaukee Bucks (+2.5) at 562 Atlanta Hawks (-2.5); o/u 216.5
8:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, July 3, 2021
Venue: State Farm Arena, Atlanta, GA
Atlanta Hawks DFS Notes
Hawks coach Nate McMillan said he'll let Trae Young (right foot bone bruise) decide if he's healthy enough to play Saturday's potential elimination Game 6. He's officially 'questionable' and the implication is that Atlanta's training staff will sign off on Young playing, assuming he feels he can move well enough to make a positive impact. Trae tested his foot prior to Thursday's game before opting to sit out, so he's likely headed for a true game-time decision. If he's out, the Hawks will once again lean on Lou Williams, Bogdan Bogdanovic and Kevin Huerter for playmaking.
Milwaukee Bucks DFS Notes
Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports that there's "belief" Giannis Antetokounmpo (hyperextended left knee) "would be given the green light for a potential Game 7 [vs. the Hawks]." This implies that Giannis is out for Game 6 on Saturday, which is no surprise since he's listed as 'doubtful' on the official report. The Finals won't start until July 6 at the earliest, whereas Game 7 would be played on July 5, so presumably Antetokounmpo has a good shot to be ready for the Finals if the Bucks advance. Until then, feel free to fire up Bobby Portis again in DFS on Saturday.
Bucks vs. Hawks Game 6 Playoffs Prediction
The under has cashed in five of the last seven meetings between these two teams and is 5-0 in the last five meetings in Atlanta. The under is also 4-1-1 in the Bucks’ last six road games, is 9-2-1 in their last 12 road games versus a team with a winning home record and is 8-3-1 in their last 12 games overall. The under is also 6-2 in the Bucks’ last eight games as a road underdog and is 7-2 in the Hawks’ last nine games overall.
NBA PLAYOFFS PREDICTION: BUCKS/HAWKS UNDER 216.5