Atlanta Hawks vs Chicago Bulls NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Atlanta Hawks vs Chicago Bulls Prediction 4/17/2024

The Atlanta Hawks (36-46) travel to face off against the Chicago Bulls (39-43) on Wednesday, April 17th. This game will be played at United Center in Chicago and televised on ESPN. Both the Hawks and Bulls will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 9:30 ET.

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The Hawks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their most recent game, the Hawks fell to the Pacers by a score of 157-115. Turning the tide, the Hawks picked up the win, overcoming a halftime deficit of 86-72.

Heading into today’s game vs. the Bulls, the Hawks are 36-46 overall. In Eastern Conference play, the Hawks are 22-30 while going 14-16 in non-conference games.

Atlanta’s ATS record is currently below .500 at 29-53 for the season. Atlanta has not been good vs. the spread in their last four home games, and they are 15-26 ATS at home compared to 14-27 on the road.

The Bulls Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

DeMar DeRozan scored 30 for Chicago against the Knicks which was the most on the team. His field goal percentage for the game was 48.5%. While Nikola Vucevic was 2nd on the team with 29 points, Chicago fell short in the game with a final score of 120-119.

Coming into their matchup against the Hawks, the Bulls are 4th in the Central division and 9th in the Eastern Conference. With a record of 39-43, they are below .500.

Chicago has an overall ATS record of 41-40 as they come into today’s game. During this season, Chicago has a 15-17 record against the spread as favorites and 26-23 as underdogs.

Hawks Offense Breakdown

The Hawks arrive for today’s game as one of the NBA’s top offensive teams, scoring an average of 118.3 points per game (5th).

This season, the Hawks are averaging 118.3 points per game, which is the 5th best mark in the league. However, they have been a little worse on the road, at 114.8 points per contest. Atlanta is also a top-five team in pace this season, averaging 100.2 possessions per game.

Trae Young is averaging 25.7 points and 10.8 assists per game this season. Over his last four games, Dejounte Murray has averaged 21.8 points on a shooting percentage of 43%. In these games, he also averaged 8 assists. Bogdan Bogdanovic is averaging 16.6 points per game over his last five games, and De’Andre Hunter has a three-point shooting percentage of 38.5% this season.

Bulls Offense Breakdown

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This season, the Chicago offense is ranked 22nd in the NBA in scoring at 112.3 points per game.

Chicago’s offense has been led by DeMar DeRozan of late, as he is averaging 33.2 points per game over his last four games. In these games, he hit 55.6% of his shots from the field and 1.8 threes per game. For the season, he is averaging 24 points and 5.3 assists. Coby White is averaging 19.1 points and 19.8 points per game over his last five.

Overall, the Bulls are 16th in field goal percentage and have averaged 112.3 points per game. They have been slightly worse at home, at 111.5 points per game. Chicago’s three-point shooting has been below average this season, as they are 20th in three-point shooting percentage and 27th in three-pointers made.

Hawks Team Defense

As they prepare for the upcoming game, the Hawks is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 120.5 points per game (28th). Atlanta’s defense is currently forcing 12.8 turnovers per game, which is 17th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 26th in blocked shots, with an average of 4.5 rejections per game.

Bulls Team Defense

On defense, Bulls is currently around the league average in points allowed, giving up an average of 113.7 points per game. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Bulls are forcing 11.7 per game, which is 4th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 18th in blocked shots at 4.8 per game.

Key Players For The Hawks And Bulls

Our projections for today’s game indicate that Trae Young will be the primary scorer for the Hawks, with 21 points and going 7/16 from the field. This season, he is averaging 25.7 points per game along with 2.8 boards.

On the opposing side, we anticipate DeMar DeRozan to be the top scorer for the Bulls. Our projection has him finishing the game with 24, and he is expected to secure 4 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 48% and is averaging 24 points per contest.

Hawks vs Bulls Trends

  • When looking at their past five road matchups, Atlanta has an ATS record of 2-3 while averaging 107 per game. The team went 1-4 overall in these games.
  • Across their last five home contests, Chicago has been good against the spread posting a mark of 4-1. Their overall mark in these games was 3-2, while averaging 116 points per game.
  • Going back to their last five games as the underdog, the Hawks have a straight up record of 0-5. But, their mark vs the spread was just 1-4.
  • Spanning across their last three games as the betting favorite, the Bulls have gone 1-2 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-2.

Hawks vs Bulls Prediction

The Bulls is our pick to not only win with a projected score of 113-107. But we also favor them to cover the spread. Our bet is on the Bulls at -3.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 222.5 and our model has the Hawks and Bulls finishing with a combined 220 points. Our pick is to take the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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