NBA LIVE Playoffs 2021: NBA Play By Play Atlanta Hawks (1-0) at Milwauke...

The Atlanta Hawks went on the road again and won a Game 1 in the playoffs. This time, on the other end of the coin was the Milwaukee Bucks.

Atlanta did it in round 1, winning Game 1 against the Knicks at Madison Square Garden. They won Game 1 on the road in Philadelphia in round 2 and now, they’re up 1-0 on the Bucks in the Eastern Conference Finals after a thrilling road victory to start the series.

Despite all of it, the odds still suggest a different conclusion to this unpredictable ride for the Hawks so far.

Via, it’s the Bucks who are still heavy favorites to win the series despite being down 1-0.

The Bucks are currently -210 to win the series, the Hawks are +180. There’s some legitimate value in taking a flyer on the Hawks to win this series.

Trae Young went off in Game 1, scoring 48 points while dishing out 11 assists. At +180 and having already taken down the Knicks and the 76ers as underdogs, this is no fluke at this stage for the Hawks. And they just put the Bucks on notice.

To put this better into perspective, the Suns are up 2-0 on the Clippers, and that extra game does matter a whole lot. The Suns are -700 to win the series against LA. There are other factors like Chris Paul returning for Game 3 while Kawhi Leonard is still out but, it’s odd to see how much of a favorite the Bucks remain against the Hawks after squandering Game 1 on their home floor.

The odds are the odds for a reason and with the Bucks at -210 to win the series they would suggest not being too worried if you’re a Milwaukee fan.

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