Betting on today’s Hawks and Bulls game? Catch the action at United Center in Chicago, IL, as the Bulls hosts this showdown at 8:00 ET on NBCS. The over/under for this game is set at 233.5 points, and the Bulls are the home favorites against the Hawks in a Eastern conference matchup.
ATLANTA HAWKS VS CHICAGO BULLS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Atlanta Hawks +2
This game will be played at United Center at 8:00 ET on Tuesday, December 26th.
WHY BET THE ATLANTA HAWKS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 111-108 in favor of the Hawks.
- Our projections have Trae Young finishing with Trae Young points, 2 rebounds and 7 assists.
- From the field, we have the Hawks finishing with a field goal percentage of 50.0% and knocking down 13 threes.
Will Atlanta Pull Through as the Underdog Road Team?
In the Hawks’ last five games, they have gone 2-3 and have an overall record of 12-17. In the Eastern Conference, they are currently 11th and are 3rd in the Southeast division.
Atlanta’s ATS record is currently below .500 at 7-22 for the season. The Hawks have experienced a four game ATS loss streak as favorites, and they are 5-11 vs. the spread when they are underdogs.
In their previous game, the Hawks’ offense finished with 119 points, which is right in line with their current average of 122.7 points per contest. Trae Young led the scoring for the Hawks, contributing 30 points. Additionally, Dejounte Murray chipped in with 26 points.
Facing Chicago, the Hawks aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 122.9 points allowed per game (27).
Opponents are hitting 57.9% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 38.6% of their three-point attempts.
Can Chicago Live Up to the Hype at Home?
Across their last ten games, the Bulls have gone 6-4 and have an overall record of 13-18 as they prepare to face the Hawks. In Eastern Conference games, the Bulls are 8-12 compared to 5-6 in non-conference matchups throughout their 31 games played.
Chicago has an ATS record above .500, currently standing at 16-15 against the spread. The Bulls are in the midst of a four game ATS win streak as underdogs, and they come in with a 5-7 record against the spread as favorites.
The Bulls offense is coming off a game where they scored 95 points against the Cavaliers. They posted a field goal percentage of 43.8% and connected on 8 threes. On offense, Bulls has been struggling with their efficiency, coming into today’s game with a field goal percentgage of 45%. So far, they are 24th in free-throws made on a free throw shooting percentage of 79%.
Currently, the Bulls’ defense holds the 11 rank in the NBA, allowing 112.4 points per game.
In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Bulls defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 55.4% while allowing 36.9% from downtown.