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Complete preview for Bucks vs. Hawks Eastern Conference finals series

We go over the betting lines and expectations for the Eastern Conference finals series between the Bucks and Hawks in the 2021 NBA playoffs.

Bogdan Bogdanovic of the Atlanta Hawks handles the ball against the Milwaukee Bucks on April 25, 2021, 2021 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images

The Milwaukee Bucks and Atlanta Hawks are both coming off huge victories in Game 7 of their conference semifinals series. After a few days of rest for both teams, the best-of-seven Eastern Conference Finals series will get started in Milwaukee on Wednesday, June 23rd.

Bucks vs. Hawks series odds

Oddsmakers have made the Bucks heavy favorites heading into this series and are not giving Atlanta much of a shot. Milwaukee is getting -480 odds to advance to the NBA Finals, while the Hawks are getting +350 odds according to DraftKings Sportsbook. The Bucks are the favorites among the four remaining teams going for an NBA title, while Atlanta is the biggest longshot.

Who will win the series?

Milwaukee has too much going for them to not find a way to come away with a series victory, and that is reflected in these odds. The Bucks have an effective scoring combination with Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton, while the Hawks seem to be a one-man show with Trae Young, who averages 29.1 points per game in this postseason. Nobody else on the roster averages 14 points or higher, and that will be an in issue at this stage of the playoffs.

Pick: Bucks

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