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The Eastern Conference Finals between the Hawks and the Bucks are tied after the first two games in Milwaukee, so we expect to see some exciting basketball in Game 3 of the series. With that in mind, we have selected a few of our top Hawks vs Bucks predictions and picks, and we will take a closer look at the betting odds and lines for this game.
Our Top Hawks vs Bucks Predictions, Tips and Picks
If you are looking for some help to find the best Hawks vs Bucks predictions for betting, check our favorite picks for Game 3 of the series:
- Moneyline: Hawks to Win @ +160 – DraftKings
- Clint Capela Total Rebounds: Over 12.5 @ -140 – BetMGM
- Khris Middleton Total Points: Under 22.5 @ -104 – FanDuel
Betting odds and lines are subject to change at any time, so don’t forget to check these with your bookie before you place a bet.
Hawks to Win
Despite the fact that the Bucks dominated Game 2 and won it by more than 30 points, the Hawks did what they had to do in the first two games in Milwaukee – they made a break in Game 1. So even though the loss from Game 2 stings, the Hawks have to be pleased with their situation since they have taken the home-court advantage from the Bucks. We believe that they can get a win in Game 3 in front of their fans, so that’s our first Hawks vs Bucks prediction for this game.
Clint Capela Over 12.5 Total Rebounds
The Swiss center was fantastic in Game 1, in which he grabbed 19 rebounds. Although the only got 8 rebounds in Game 2, the reason for that lies in the fact that the game was a blowout and Capela played just 25 minutes. Overall, Capela has been a dominant presence on the boards since he averaged 11.9 rebounds per game in the playoffs so far. With Game 3 being important for the Hawks and with the support from the fans, Capela can certainly grab 13 rebounds in the game.
Khris Middleton Under 22.5 Total Points
Although Khris Middleton is the team’s second-best scorer behind the Greek freak, but he didn’t deliver his expected offensive output in the first two games of the series. Middleton scored 15 points in each of the first two games, although he was much more efficient in the second game and only ended with 15 points because the game was a blowout. In any case, Middleton is struggling with his shot in the Hawks vs Bucks Conference Finals and that’s why we expect him to score fewer than 23 points in Game 3.
Hawks vs Bucks preview – Can the Hawks defend their home court?
Although the Hawks were demolished in Game 2 in Milwaukee, they achieved their goal and snatched an away win in Game 1. Now they only need to defend their home court until the end of the series to progress to the Finals, so let’s take a closer look at both teams ahead of Game 3 of the Hawks vs Bucks matchup:
Despite losing Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals, the Hawks are in good position at the moment since the next two games in the series will be played in Atlanta. This young team is still going strong, even in the Conference Finals, even though nobody saw them reaching this stage. However, they are also dealing with many injuries since Goodwin and Hunter are out for the season, while Bogdanovic and Young are playing with minor injuries.
After the surprising loss in Game 1, the Bucks have shown their strength in Game 2 and won it by more than 30 points. However, that is just one game in the series and the Hawks have proven to be resilient. With the series moving to Atlanta for the next two games, the Bucks will have to perform at the highest level again if they want to return the break and turn the series around completely. Luckily for them, they don’t have many injury problems and the only player missing is Donte DiVincenzo.
FAQ for Hawks vs Bucks
Which Team Leads the Hawks vs Bucks Series?
The Eastern Conference Finals are currently tied, with Bucks and Hawks having one win each.
Who Are the Leading Scorers on Both Teams?
Trae Young is leading the Hawks with 31.5 points per game after the first two games, while Giannis Antetokounmpo leads the Bucks with 29.5 points per game.
Who Is Hosting Game 3 of the Hawks vs Bucks Series?
Atlanta Hawks are hosting Game 3 at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.