15* NBA Eastern Conference Total DOMINATOR on Hawks/Bulls UNDER 184.5
Atlanta vs. Chicago,
01/14/2013 20:00 EDT,
Score: 58 - 97
Total: -107/+184½ Under
Both the Atlanta Hawks and Chicago Bulls will be hungry for a win tonight, which means their level of intensity defensively will be at an all-time high. I look for a very low-scoring game tonight when these two get together because of it.
Atlanta has lost five of its last six, and it is coming off an 83-93 loss at Washington. It is scoring just 89.5 points/game during this stretch, and 93.4 points/game on the road this season. However, it is holding opponents by 94.2 points/game on the road.
Chicago is one of the best defensive teams in the league. It is allowing just 92.3 points/game overall, including 90.8 points/game at home. However, it is one of the worst offensive teams in the game, scoring 93.5 points/game overall and 91.7 at home.
Recent meeting between the Hawks and Bulls have been typically low scoring. Each of the last three meetings saw 167, 175 and 169 combined points, respectively. In fact, they have combined for 178 or fewer points in six of their last seven meetings.
Chicago is 13-2 UNDER in home games after having lost 2 of their last 3 games over the last 3 seasons. The Bulls are 14-2 UNDER revenging a road loss vs opponent of 10 points or more over the last 3 seasons. Atlanta is 27-10 UNDER after having lost 3 of their last 4 games over the last 3 seasons. Roll with the UNDER in this game Monday.