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

The Hawks is coming off a loss to the Pacers in their latest game, ending with a score of 157-115. The Hawks managed to secure te win, even though they were behind at halftime 86-72.

With their win over the Bulls, the Hawks are now 36-46 on the season. In the Eastern Conference, they are ranked 10th and are 3rd in the Southeast division.

Atlanta’s ATS record sits below .500 (29-53). Atlanta has gone 15-27 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 14-26 when playing as underdogs.

The Bulls Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their most recent game, the Bulls fell to the Knicks by a score of 120-119. Turning the tide, the Bulls picked up the win, overcoming a halftime deficit of 50-47.

Across their most recent five games, the Bulls have gone 2-3 and have an overall record of 39-43. In their 82 games, the Bulls have gone 22-29 against other Eastern Conference teams and have gone 17-14 in non-conference play.

The Bulls are riding a three game ATS win streak and currently possess an overall ATS record of 41-40. When playing on the road, the Bulls hold an ATS record of 22-18 in contrast to a 19-22 record against the spread when playing at home.

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).

Atlanta comes into the game as the NBA’s 5th ranked scoring offense, at 118.3 points per game. But, they have been even less productive on the road, at 114.8 points per contest. This figure is 11th in the league. The Hawks are also one of the fastest-paced teams in the league, averaging 100.2 possessions per game.

Dejounte Murray is averaging 21.8 points per game over his last four games, hitting 43% of his shots from the field. In these games, he also averaged 8 assists. Trae Young is averaging 25.7 points and 10.8 assists for the season. Bogdan Bogdanovic has hit 2.8 threes per game in his last five games, leading to an average of 16.6 points in that stretch.

Bulls Offense Breakdown

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Through 82 games games, Chicago is averaging 112.3 points per game (22nd).

Chicago is 16th in field goal percentage this season, hitting 47% of their shots. They are also 21st in pace. The Bulls are 22nd in scoring at 112.3 points per game. Looking at their production this season, the Bulls have been below the league average in 58.5% of their games.

DeMar DeRozan is averaging 33.2 points per game over his last four games on a field goal percentage of 55.6%. In these games, he hit 1.8 threes per contest. On the season, he is averaging 24 points and 5.3 assists. Coby White is averaging 19.1 points for the season and 19.8 over his last five games.

Hawks Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Hawks’ defense is giving up an average of 120.5 points per contest. Inside the arc, the Hawks defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 57.2% and 38.7% from three-point territory.

Bulls Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Bulls’ defense is giving up an average of 113.7 points per contest. In the terms of takeaways, Bulls are causing 11.7 turnovers per game, ranking 4th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 18th in rejections, averaging 4.8 blocked shots each game.

Key Players For The Hawks And Bulls

For today’s matchup, we project Trae Young to lead the scoring for the Hawks, putting up 26 points and shooting at a rate of 8/19. During this season, he is delivering an average of 25.7 points per game, along with 2.8 rebounds.

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. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 48% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 24 points per game.

Hawks vs Bulls Trends

  • In their last three games away from home, the Hawks have a straight up record of 0-3 while going 1-2 vs. the spread. The team averaged 110 points per game in this stretch.
  • When looking at their past ten home matchups, Chicago has an ATS record of 6-4 while averaging 116 per game. The team went 5-5 overall in these games.
  • The last five games that Atlanta was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 1-4 while going 0-5 straight up.
  • Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the favorite, the Bulls have a straight up record of 5-5. Their record vs the spread in these games was 3-7.

Hawks vs Bulls Prediction

We’re calling a win for the Bulls, with a final score of 112-107, and we’re taking them to cover the spread. Our recommendation is to bet on the Bulls at -3.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 221.5, and our model predicts the Hawks and Bulls to score a combined 219 points. We recommend betting on the under.

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

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