NBA betting tips: 4 picks for Bucks vs Hawks Game 4
Jack Green makes his NBA playoff predictions for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Milwaukee Bucks and Atlanta Hawks.
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Milwaukee Bucks (-7)
The Bucks took back home advantage with a 113-102 win in Atlanta in Game 3 on Sunday, and they can take another big step towards the NBA Finals by beating the Hawks on the road again here.
Since dropping Game 1 at home, Milwaukee has looked the much better team in this series. The Bucks won a 125-91 blowout in Game 2, with Atlanta’s role players struggling to support the consistently excellent Trae Young.
Young injured his ankle in Game 3 and is now listed as questionable for Tuesday night’s contest. If he’s at all limited by the injury, this is going to be an incredibly tough test for the Hawks.
Giannis Antetokounmpo has averaged 30.7 points, 10.7 rebounds and 6.3 assists in this series so far, while Khris Middleton came up huge for the Bucks in Game 3, pouring in 38 points and outscoring the entire Hawks team in the fourth quarter.
With Milwaukee’s two best players performing at this level, another comfortable win for the Bucks looks likely here.
Under 219 total points
Young’s injury is potentially devastating for the Hawks’ offense, considering he’s averaging 32.7 points per game in this series while his supporting cast has struggled.
Game 2 and Game 3 both went under 219 total points and that looks the way to go in this one, too, with Young’s status up in the air.
Khris Middleton under 23.5 points
Middleton had a great shooting night in Game 3, but his postseason so far has been a rollercoaster and it’s worth backing the under on this line.
In 10 games over the last two series, Middleton has scored 35+ three times but has also failed to reach 20 points on five occasions, including in Game 1 and Game 2 against the Hawks.
John Collins under 15.5 points
After scoring 23 points in Game 1, Collins has been held to 11 and 13 in the last two games of this series.
The 23-year-old forward has averaged 14.3 points in the postseason and has only gone over 15 points in five out of 15 games.
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