Atlanta Hawks vs Chicago Bulls NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Atlanta Hawks vs Chicago Bulls Prediction 4/1/2024

The Atlanta Hawks (34-40) travel to face off against the Chicago Bulls (36-39) on Monday, April 1st. This game will be played at United Center in Chicago and televised on NBCS. The Bulls are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Hawks are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Timberwolves. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.

Hawks vs Bulls

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The Hawks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Hawks were defeated by the Bucks in the most recent game, concluding with a score of 122-113. Alonside their straight-up loss, the Hawks failed to cover the spread as +4.5 point underdogs. The over/under line entering this matchup was 222.5 points, and both teams achieved a total score that exceeded that line.

In their previous five games, the Hawks are 4-1 and have an overall record of 34-40. Against Eastern Conference teams, the Hawks are 20-27 compared to 14-13 in non-conference games.

So far, Atlanta’s ATS record is below .500 at 27-47. The Hawks maintain an ATS record of 12-24 on the road, while they have a 15-23 record vs. the spread when playing at home.

The Bulls Are Coming Off A Win

In their latest game against the Timberwolves, DeMar DeRozan was the top scorer for the Bulls’ offense, scoring 27 points and shooting 11/23 from the field. As the Bulls secured the victory with a final score of 109-101, Alex Caruso also chipped in with 21 points.

As the Bulls get ready to face the Hawks, they are looking to get back to .500. At home, the Bulls are 19-19 while going 17-20 on the road. Overall, the Bulls are 36-39 this season.

Chicago has an overall ATS record of 37-37 as they come into today’s game. The Bulls have experienced a three game ATS loss streak as favorites, and they are 23-21 vs. the spread when they are underdogs.

Hawks Offense Breakdown

For the season, the Atlanta offense is the 5th ranked unit in the NBA, at 119.2 points per contest.

This season, the Hawks are the 5th highest-scoring team in the league at 119.2 points per game. However, they are averaging 115.7 points per game on the road compared to 122.4 at home.

When it comes to their offensive style, Atlanta is 6th in pace at 100 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 20th in the league at 46%.

So far, the Hawks have made 13.8 three-pointers per game, which is 6th in the NBA. They are also 6th in free throws made with 18.9 per game.

Bulls Offense Breakdown

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In 75 games games, Chicago has an average of 112.1 points per game (23rd).

At 112.1 points per game, the Bulls are 23rd in the NBA in scoring. They have scored less than the league average in 60% of their games this season. In two straight games, they have scored below their season average.

Chicago’s offense has been better on the road this season, averaging 112.4 points compared to 111.8 at home. Overall, they are 17th in field goal percentage and 21st in true shooting percentage.

When it comes to pace, the Bulls are 22nd in the league at 96.9 possessions per game. In terms of three-point shooting, they are 19th in percentage and 25th in both makes and attempts.

Hawks Team Defense

Facing Chicago, the Hawks aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 120.5 points allowed per game (27th). In their previous game, the Hawks’ defense struggled against the Bucks, giving up 122 points on a field goal percentage of 55%.

Bulls Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Bulls’ defense is giving up an average of 113.6 points per contest. In their previous matchup vs. the Timberwolves, the Bulls’ defense struggled, giving up a field goal percentage of 52% leading to 101 points.

Key Players For The Hawks And Bulls

Our projections for today’s game indicate that Dejounte Murray will be the primary scorer for the Hawks, with 23 points and going 9/19 from the field. This season, he is averaging 22.7 points per game along with 5.3 boards.

As for Chicago, DeMar DeRozan is projected to be the primary scorer for the Bulls. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 24, and adding 4 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 47.5%, and his scoring average is 23.5 points per game.

Hawks vs Bulls Trends

  • In their last three games away from home, the Hawks have a straight up record of 1-2 while going 1-2 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 110 points per game in these contests.
  • In their last ten games at home, the Bulls have a straight up record of 6-4 while going 6-4 vs. the spread. The team averaged 114 points per game in this stretch.
  • Going back to their last ten games as the underdog, the Hawks have a straight up record of 4-6. But, their mark vs the spread was just 5-5.
  • The last three games that Chicago was favored, they have an ATS mark of 0-3 while going 1-2 straight up.

Hawks vs Bulls Prediction

The Hawks come in as the underdog at +3, making them our top choice on the point spread. We not only expect them to cover the spread but also believe they have a strong chance of winning the game outright, especially if you’re aiming for a higher moneyline payout.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 222 and given that our model is projecting 223 points between the teams, we like the over.

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