At 7:30 ET, the 10th-ranked Atlanta Hawks (-168) will host the 9th-ranked Chicago Bulls (+139) in a Southeast Division vs. Central Division matchup. The Hawks are currently favored by 4 points and have won two straight games. The over/under line for this NBCS-televised game is 236.5.
State Farm Arena in Atlanta will be the site for this Eastern Conference matchup.
CHICAGO BULLS VS ATLANTA HAWKS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Atlanta Hawks -4
This game will be played at State Farm Arena at 7:30 ET on Monday, February 12th.
WHY BET THE ATLANTA HAWKS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 126-100 in favor of the Hawks.
- Our projections have Trae Young finishing with Trae Young points, 3 rebounds and 11 assists.
- From the field, we have the Hawks finishing with a field goal percentage of 45.5% and knocking down 15 threes.
Do the Bulls Have a Shot at a Road Win?
In their last five games, the Bulls have seen the over hit in every game, and their O/U record for the season is 28-24-1. This year, their games have averaged 224.3 points per game compared to today’s line of 236.5.
Chicago’s most recent game was a 114-108 loss to the Magic. The O/U line for that game was 217.5, and the teams combined for 222 points. The Bulls were 5-point underdogs in that game.
For the season, the Bulls are 9-19 as the underdog and have gone 14-14 ATS as the underdog. As the road underdog, they are 12-13 ATS and 10-16 straight up.
Against Eastern Conference teams, the Bulls are 14-18 compared to 11-10 in non-conference games. This puts them 9th in the East, and they are 4th in the Central Division.
On the season, the Bulls are 27-25 ATS, and they are 27-25 straight up. Today, they are 4-point underdogs, and they have a record of 25-28.
On the season, the Bulls are 26th in the NBA in scoring at 111.5 points per game. However, they have been slightly better on the road, averaging 110.8 points per game compared to 112.1 at home. In terms of pace, Chicago is 27th in the league at 96.8 possessions per game.
When it comes to shooting, the Bulls are 23rd in field goal percentage at 46%. Inside the arc, they are 24th in two-point shooting at 52%. From three-point range, Chicago is hitting just 35% of their attempts, which is 22nd in the league.
So far this season, the Bulls have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 37.7% of their games. In terms of assists, they are 28th in the league at 24.4 per game. When it comes to offensive rebounds, Chicago is 9th in the NBA.
So far, the Bulls’ defense is ranked 11th in the league at 112.8 points per contest. The Bulls defense is coming off a game in which they held the Magic offense to just 43.4% shooting. Overall, they gave up 114 points to Orlando.
Can Atlanta Lock in a Home Win?
The Hawks are 24-29 this season and have won their last two games. In the Eastern Conference, they are currently in 10th place and are 3rd in the Southeast Division.
As the favorite, the Hawks have won five straight games and are 17-11 overall. Today, they are favored by 4 points. In their last two games as the underdog, they have lost straight up.
Against the spread, the Hawks have covered in their last three games and have an ATS record of 17-36 for the season. At home, they are 8-19 ATS compared to 9-17 on the road.
In their most recent game, the Hawks beat the Rockets by a score of 122-113. The O/U line for that game was 240.5 points, and the Hawks were favored by 7 points. This improved their overall O/U record for the season to 29-24.
For the season, the average combined scoring total in Hawks games is 245.4 points, which is higher than today’s O/U line of 236.5. In their games, the average O/U line has been 240.8 points.
When playing at home, the Hawks are currently 3rd in the league in scoring at 124.0 points per game. Overall, they are 3rd in the NBA in scoring at 121.7 points per game.
Coming into the game, Atlanta has outscored the NBA scoring average in 64.2% of their games this season. In terms of field goal percentage, the Hawks are 22nd in the league at 46%.
So far this season, the Hawks have been effective from beyond the arc, ranking 7th in the league in three-pointers made per game. In terms of pace, Atlanta is 3rd in the NBA at 101.6 possessions per game.
Coming into the game, the Hawks will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 123.7 points per game (29th). The Hawks defense is coming off a game in which they held the Rockets offense to just 45.5% shooting. Overall, they gave up 113 points to Houston.