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Hawks vs Bulls NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Atlanta Hawks at Chicago Bulls
  • Where: Chicago at United Center
  • Date: Tuesday, April 4th
  • Betting Odds CHI -4.5, ATL +151 | CHI -181 O/U 234.5

The Hawks come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 39-39. So far, the team has gone 34-43-1 against the spread. Over the team’s past 3 games, Atlanta has an overall record of 2-1, including going 0-3 against the spread.

The Hawks are coming off a 132-130 win over the Mavericks. Although they came away with a straight up win, it was not enough to cover the spread as they entered as 3 point favorites. This was a highly contested matchup, as Atlanta was not able to extend their lead in the second half as they went into halftime with a 4 point lead. In the win, Dejounte Murray led the team in scoring with 25 points on a field goal percentage of 52.4%.

The Bulls come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 38-40. So far, the team has gone 40-38-0 against the spread. The Bulls entered today’s game having picked up 2 straight wins. This has come on an average scoring differential of 25.5 points per game.

The Bulls will look to keep things rolling, as they previously beat the Grizzlies by a score of 128-107. Heading into the game, they were 1 point favorites against the spread, giving them an ATS win. Chicago was able to mount a big second half comeback in large part to a strong 3rd quarter. After trailing at the half by 15 points, they actually went into the final quarter with the lead. In the win, Zach LaVine led the team in scoring with 36 points on a field goal percentage of 68.4%.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

In the most recent game between the two teams, the Hawks picked up a 123-122 win over the Bulls. However, heading into the game, Atlanta was favored to win by 3.5 points, giving the Bulls and ATS victory. So far this season, the Bulls have a record of 2-1 vs the Hawks. 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. Spanning across the last 5 head-to-head matchups, the Hawks and Bulls have been competitive, with an average margin of victory sitting at just -2 points per game. This has resulted in a 4-1 ATS record for Chicago. Atlanta and Chicago averaged a combined 228 points per game in these games, leading to an over-under mark of 2-3.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

The Atlanta offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 4th ranked offense at 118.1 points per game. Coming into today’s game, the Hawks will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 10.7 made 3’s per game. One reason that they are still scoring at a high rate, is the fact that they are ranked 10th in the NBA in possessions per contest. These increased opportunites have helped make up for the lack of outside shooting.

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

One situation to keep an eye on leading up the game is the availability of Trae Young, as he is currently questionable on the injury report. If he is able to play, the team will have it’s 1-2 punch availble as Young leads the team in scoring at 26.2 points per game while Murray is 2nd at 20.6. For the season, Young is 11th in the NBA in usage rate and 26th in player efficiency. Behind him, Murray has taken 19.4% of the team’s field goal attempts, connecting at a rate of 46.0%.

This season, the Chicago offense has had their problems scoring the ball as they are a below average unit at 113.6 points per game. When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Bulls are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 99.0 per contest. Despite playing at a slow pace compared to other teams, Chicago still ranks 11th in made field goals per game.

Against the Hawks, the Bulls will need a stronger defensive effort as they are ranked just 17th in points allowed.

On offense, Zach LaVine leads the Bulls in scoring at 25.1 points per game, placing him 21st in the NBA. Overall, LaVine has hit 48.8% of his shots while accounting for 20.8% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 4th in points allowed to shooting guards. At 24.9 points per game, DeMar DeRozan is the 2nd leading scorer for the Bulls. For the season, he is 37th in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting a field goal percentage of 50.8%.

Hawks vs Bulls Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Bulls -4.5
  • Free Total Prediction: Over 234.5