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The Hawks vs Bucks series are coming close to an end after the Bucks have taken the 3-2 lead with a Game 5 win, but it still remains to be seen who will join the Suns in the 2021 NBA Finals. So, we have prepared a detailed preview of Game 6 of the series, along with a look at the betting odds, lines, and our top Hawks vs Bucks predictions and picks.
Our Best Hawks vs Bucks Predictions, Tips, and Picks
While this series has been a true rollercoaster, we have prepared a few of our favorite Hawks vs Bucks predictions for Game 6 to help you out a bit:
- Moneyline: Bucks to Win @ +100 – DraftKings
- Total Points: Over 216.5 @ -110 – BetMGM
- Milwaukee Bucks Total Points: Over 109.5 @ +105 – FanDuel
The odds and lines for basketball games are subject to change at all times, so check these out before you place your bet at your bookie’s.
Bucks to Win on Moneyline
We were expecting the Hawks to take advantage of Antetokounmpo’s absence in Game 5, but the Hawks were also without their main star and didn’t manage to adapt as well as they did in Game 4 at home. While it’s not easy to predict which way will the next game go since we’ve seen so many different faces to both teams, we expect the Bucks to closer the series in Game 5 in Atlanta. The pressure will be on the Hawks and if they are still without Trae Young, it may prove to be too much for them.
Over 216.5 Total Points
Although we’ve only seen two games go over this line in the series so far, another two were one or two points away from going over 216.5 total points. However, the last game in the series went way over the line and we expect Game 6 to follow the same path. One of the reasons for this Hawks vs Bucks prediction is the probable absence of Giannis Antetokounmpo from the game, which should provide more opportunities for the Hawks on offense and force the Bucks to be creative on their offensive possessions, as it did in Game 5.
Bucks Over 109.5 Total Points
Since we expect the Bucks to win and we expect to see a high-scoring game, we also expect to see the Bucks scoring at least 110 points in Game 5. After all, the Bucks have scored that many points in four of the five games in the Hawks vs Bucks series, so this seems like a very reasonable bet to us – especially since the Bucks were one of the best offensive teams in the regular season as well.
Hawks vs Bucks Game 6 preview – Can the Bucks close the series?
After taking the lead with a win in Game 5, the Bucks will have two chances to win a game that will take them to the NBA Finals. Can they do it and how will the Hawks respond? It remains to be see, but let’s take a closer look at the teams before Game 6:
The Hawks have proven many times in these playoffs that they belong where they are by adapting to different circumstances and overcoming various obstacles. But it all seemed to catch up with them in Game 5 of the Hawks vs Bucks Eastern Conference Finals, in which they were losing from start to finish. Young’s absence was felt in this game and no one truly stepped up to fill his shoes except for Bogdanovic, which wasn’t enough. Atlanta is definitely without Hunter and Goodwin for the rest of the season, while Trae Young is still uncertain for Game 6.
One win separates the Bucks from their first NBA Finals appearance since 1974 and it’s likely that they will have to chase that win without their MVP once again. But the Bucks showed in Game 5 of the series that they can adapt to life without Giannis Antetokounmpo, at least for the moment, and with the Hawks dealing with their own injury problems, the two teams seem evenly matched. In addition to the Greek Freak, the Bucks will also be without Donte DiVincenzo, who is out for the season.
FAQ for Game 5 of Hawks vs Bucks Series
Which Team Has Won the Last Game In the Series?
The Bucks have won Game 5 of the Hawks vs Bucks matchup 123-112 and now they have a 3-2 lead in the series.
Who Scored the Most Points for the Teams In Game 5?
Brook Lopez led the Bucks in scoring in Game 5 with 33 points, while Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 28 points for the Hawks.
Where Can I Watch Game 6 of the Hawks vs Bucks Conference Finals?
You can watch Game 6 of the series on TNT. The game will start on Saturday, July 3rd at 8:30 pm ET.