Check out our free Hawks vs Bulls pick and preview for this NBA game in Chicago. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this NBA matchup.

Hawks vs Bulls NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Atlanta Hawks at Chicago Bulls
  • Where: Chicago at United Center
  • Date: Monday, January 23rd
  • Betting Odds ATL -1.0, ATL -105 | CHI -116 O/U 239.5

So far, the Hawks have put together an overall record of 24-23, while going 20-26-1 vs the spread. Across the team’s previous 3 games, they have gone 2-1 straight-up and 2-1 vs the spread.

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In their previous game, the Hawks were favored to win vs the Hornets. However, their 122-118 loss, gave them both a straight up and ATS loss. Atlanta let an opportunity for a win slip away as they held a lead going into the 2nd half of action. In the loss, Dejounte Murray led the team in scoring with 26 points on a field goal percentage of 55.0%.

The Bulls come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 21-24. So far, the team has gone 24-21-0 against the spread. In today’s game, Chicago will look to extend their 2 game winning streak. Over this stretch, they have an average scoring margin of 16.0 points.

In their previous game, the Bulls took down the Pistons by a score of 126-108. Not only did they come away with a straight up win, but they also covered the spread as 7 point favorites. Chicago was able to maintain control throughout the game, as they outscored the Pistons in each quarter. Leading the team in scoring was Zach LaVine, as he contributed 30 points while hitting 50.0% of his shots.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

I Similar to their season-long average, the Hawks averaged 118.25 points per game vs the Bulls. On the other side, Chicago saw an improvement in their scoring numbers when playing the Hawks, as they averaged 124.25 points per game in these matchups. When looking at how these teams have performed against the spread in recent matchups, the Bulls hold the edge at 4-1. However, the average scoring margin in these matchups has been tight, sitting at just 2 points per game. In these matchups, the teams have put together an over-under mark of 3-2. Combined, they averaged 236 points in these games.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

For the season, the Atlanta offense is the 9th ranked unit in the NBA, at 116.0 points per contest. So far, Atlanta is averaging 101.2 possessions per game, making them one of the more up-tempo teams in the league. Thus far, the team’s faced paced style of play has helped their overall numbers, as they are currently the 2nd team in made field goals per contest.

Defensively, Atlanta has had its problems giving up an average of 112.38 points per game (21st).

Point-Guard Trae Young currently leads the Hawks at 27.1 points per game. For the season, he is 8th in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 21.9% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, Young is averaging 2.9 boards and 9.8 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 1st ranked defense at defending point-guards. Dejounte Murray enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 42 games, he is averaging 21.0 and is 85th in the league in player efficiency rating.

The Bulls come into today’s game as the 13th ranked scoring offense at 114.8 points per game. In terms of pace, the Bulls are on the top units in the NBA, averaging 100.2 possessions per game. The team’s offense could be a candidate to see their overall offensive numbers improve, as not only do they generate an above-average number of possessions, but they are near the top of the league in made 2-point field goals per game.

Currently, the Bulls defense is ranked 17th in points allowed. So far, opposing teams are averaging 112.0 points per game vs the unit.

Small-Forward DeMar DeRozan currently leads the Bulls at 26.1 points per game. For the season, he is 26th in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 21.0% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, DeRozan is averaging 5.1 boards and 4.9 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 19th ranked defense at defending small-forwards. Zach LaVine enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 41 games, he is averaging 24.1 and is 76th in the league in player efficiency rating.

Hawks vs Bulls Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Bulls -1
  • Free Total Prediction: Over 239.5

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