The 9th-ranked Bulls (-150) will host the 10th-ranked Hawks (+124) at the United Center in Chicago. The over/under line for this Eastern Conference matchup is currently sitting at 222 points.

This game will be played at 8:00 ET and can be seen on NBCS.

ATLANTA HAWKS VS CHICAGO BULLS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Atlanta Hawks +3

This game will be played at United Center at 8:00 ET on Monday, April 1st.

WHY BET THE ATLANTA HAWKS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 112-111 in favor of the Hawks.
  • Our projections have Dejounte Murray finishing with Dejounte Murray points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Hawks finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.1% and knocking down 12 threes.

Do the Hawks Have What it Takes in Chicago?

In their last game against the Bucks, the Hawks lost by a score of 122-113. The combined scoring in the game was 235 points, which was higher than the O/U line of 222.5.

For the season, the Hawks have an O/U record of 41-33, and their games have averaged 239.7 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 222 points.

Against the spread, the Hawks are 27-47 this season, including a 12-24 ATS record on the road. They have failed to cover the spread in their last two road games.

Looking at their ATS record as the underdog, the Hawks are 12-22 on the road and 15-25 overall. As the underdog, their ATS scoring margin is -5.7 points per game.

Currently, the Hawks are in 10th place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 34-40. In the Southeast Division, they are in 3rd place.

This season, the Hawks are one of the most prolific three-point shooting teams in the league, ranking 6th in made threes per game at 13.8. Overall, they are 15th in three-point shooting percentage at 36%. In terms of pace, Atlanta is 6th in the NBA at 100 possessions per game.

When it comes to scoring, the Hawks are 5th in the league at 119.2 points per game. However, they have been slightly better at home, averaging 122.4 points compared to 115.7 on the road. In terms of field goal percentage, Atlanta is 20th in the league at 46%.

One area where the Hawks have excelled this season is on the offensive glass, ranking 2nd in the NBA in offensive rebounds per game. In terms of assists, Atlanta is 17th in the league at 26.4 per game.

Coming into today’s game, the Hawks’ defense is giving up an average of 120.5 points per contest. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Hawks are forcing 12.4 per game, which is 15th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 23rd in blocked shots at 4.6 per game.

Can the Bulls Hold Strong at Home?

Today, the Bulls are favored by 3 points against the Hawks. This season, Chicago has gone 19-12 as the favorite and has been favored in 31 of their 75 games.

Chicago’s ATS record at home is 18-20, and they are 14-16 ATS as the favorite. As the favorite, they have lost three straight games against the spread.

In the Eastern Conference, the Bulls are currently in 9th place with a record of 36-39. Within the Central Division, they are in 4th place.

Chicago’s O/U record for the season is 40-34-1, and their games have averaged 225.7 points per game. Today’s over/under line is set at 222 points.

In their last game, the Bulls picked up a 109-101 win over the Timberwolves. They were 9-point underdogs going into the game. The combined scoring in the game was 210 points, and the O/U line was 213.5.

So far this season, the Bulls have been a below-average offensive team, ranking 23rd in scoring at 112.1 points per game. At home, they have averaged 111.8 points per game, which is 23rd in the NBA.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Bulls are 25th in the league in both made threes (11.7 per game) and three-point shooting percentage (36%). Overall, they are 17th in field goal percentage at 46%.

Chicago has been one of the more efficient teams inside the arc, ranking 9th in two-point field goals made per game. However, they are just 22nd in two-point shooting percentage.

Coming into the game, the Bulls defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 46.7% of their games. Currently, they are 15th in the NBA at 113.6 points per game allowed. Opponents are hitting 55.9% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 36.6% of their three-point attempts.