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Hawks vs. Bucks pick against the spread, best player prop for Game 1

We go over some of the best betting options for Game 1 of the Hawks-Bucks series in the Eastern Conference Finals.

2021 NBA Playoffs - Atlanta Hawks v Philadelphia 76ers
Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks looks on during Round 2, Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Playoffs on June 20, 2021 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images

The Atlanta Hawks and Milwaukee Bucks meet in the conference finals after both pulled off stunning Game 7 victories on the road in the second round. The Hawks are led by a young star in Trae Young and a supporting cast playing great team basketball while the Bucks lean on a two-time league MVP in Giannis Antetokounmpo and two All-Stars in Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday.

Hawks vs. Bucks, 8:30 p.m. ET, TNT

Pick ATS: Hawks +7

The Bucks won the season series 2-1, but the Hawks are playing better basketball at the moment. Milwaukee has better players, but Atlanta is 2-0 in Game 1s and has the offensive firepower to keep up with the Bucks. Expect a tight contest.

Player Prop: Trae Young over 9.5 assists (-107)

Young’s shooting ability gets a lot of attention, but it’s his passing ability which makes him a special player. He is averaging 10.4 assists per game in the playoffs and will lean on this skill if his shot isn’t falling, like Game 7 vs. the 76ers. Young is a good bet to get at least 10 assists in Game 1.

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