Atlanta Hawks vs Milwaukee Bucks Odds For Game 1
The Eastern Conference finals get underway on Wednesday in Milwaukee for the series between the Bucks and the Atlanta Hawks. The matchup sees two teams that have defied the odds so far in the playoffs with the Bucks knocking off the Nets and then the Hawks taking down the top-seeded 76ers most recently. Heading into the Eastern Conference finals, the Bucks are the heavy favorites to finally make it to the finals with hopes on the shoulders of Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton. The Hawks have proved their no pushovers all season long and will be hoping to upset the favorites again.
Heading into game 1, the sportsbooks have chalked up the line heavily in the favor of the Bucks. The spread is set at Milwaukee giving 7 in their home game to start the series. On the Moneyline, they’re set at odds of -275, with the Hawks given outright odds of +250 to win on Wednesday night.
Atlanta Hawks vs Milwaukee Bucks Game 1 Moneyline Odds
Atlanta Hawks +250
Milwaukee Bucks -275
Atlanta Hawks vs Milwaukee Bucks Game 1 Spread
Atlanta Hawks +7
Milwaukee Bucks -7
Atlanta Hawks Preview
Nate McMillan and his Hawks team like the tag of underdogs and that will set them in good stead against the Bucks this series. We know that the Bucks have failed to reach their peak in the Giannis era and the Hawks will be well aware of that. It’s something to hold onto especially with the pressure on the Bucks in game 1. The Milwaukee crowd will be expecting. The Hawks won three of their four road games against the 76ers and will believe they can do the same again. But they’ll have to be at 100% throughout the series and specifically tomorrow night to stop Giannis.
Milwaukee Bucks Preview
Is it finally their time? The series win versus the Nets suggests it could well be. The Bucks have promised to deliver for a few seasons now and with star man Giannis continuing to dominate, they’re the team to beat. In fact, the sportsbook make them +110 favorites to win the NBA Championship. To do so they’ll have to get past a very plucky Atlanta team. If they perform to their best they will, but we know that pressure can get to the very best teams in the playoffs. Expect the series to be closer than you might expect, but the Bucks to get there in the end. It’s time.
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Atlanta Hawks vs Milwaukee Bucks Game 1 Key Information
Date: June 23
Time: 8.40pm ET
Atlanta Hawks vs Milwaukee Bucks TV Channel & Live Stream
TV Channel: ESPN
Live Stream: NBA League Pass
Atlanta Hawks vs Milwaukee Bucks Prediction
Atlanta Hawks +7