The Chicago Bulls (25-28) travel to face off against the Atlanta Hawks (24-29) on Monday, February 12th. This game will be played at State Farm Arena in Atlanta and televised on NBCS. The Hawks are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Bulls are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Rockets. Tip-off is set for 7:30 ET.
Bulls vs Hawks
The Bulls Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
The Bulls’ most recent game versus the Magic saw DeMar DeRozan lead the Bulls with 28 points while shooting 11/24 from the field. Nikola Vucevic finished 2nd on the team with 26 points, but Chicago ended the game with a 114-108 loss.
Coming into today’s game vs. the Hawks, the Bulls are 25-28 overall. When playing on the road, the Bulls are 10-16 compared to their home record of 15-12.
Chicago comes in with an overall ATS record of 27-25 so far this season. When playing on the road, the Bulls hold an ATS record of 12-13 in contrast to a 15-12 record against the spread when playing at home.
The Hawks Are Coming Off A Win
In their last game, the Hawks defeated the Rockets with a final score of 122-113. Going into the second half the Hawks held the lead at 57-49.
Coming into today’s game, the Hawks are 24-29 overall and have won their last two games. Within the Eastern Conference, the Hawks are 14-21 and are 10-8 in non-conference games.
The Hawks have successfully covered the spread in their last three games and hold an overall ATS record of 17-36. The Hawks maintain an ATS record of 9-17 on the road, while they have a 8-19 record vs. the spread when playing at home.
Bulls Offense Breakdown
Through 53 games the Bulls are averaging 111.5 points per contest, placing them 26th in the NBA.
So far this season, the Bulls have struggled to score, averaging just 111.5 points per game (26th). On the road, they have scored 110.8 points per game (23rd).
Chicago has been below the NBA scoring average in 62.3% of their games this season. They are also 27th in pace at 96.8 possessions per game.
One area where the Bulls have been successful is getting to the free-throw line, ranking 9th in offensive rebounds per game. However, they are just 28th in assists.
Hawks Offense Breakdown
The Hawks come into today’s game as one of the better scoring teams in the NBA at 121.7 points per game (3rd).
At home, the Hawks are averaging 124 points per game, which is 3rd in the NBA. Overall, they are 3rd in scoring at 121.7 points per game. In terms of pace, Atlanta is 3rd in the league at 101.6 possessions per game.
When it comes to shooting, the Hawks are 22nd in field goal percentage at 46%. However, they are 7th in three-pointers made per game, averaging 13.8. In terms of free throws, Atlanta is 2nd in makes at 20.4 per game.
So far this season, the Hawks have outscored the NBA scoring average in 64.2% of their games. In terms of assists, Atlanta is 18th in the league with 26.2 per game.
Bulls Team Defense
At this time, the Bulls’ defense is positioned 11th in the NBA, permitting 112.8 points per game. Opponents are hitting 55.5% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 36.8% of their three-point attempts.
Hawks Team Defense
Coming into the game, the Hawks’ defense has finished two straight games with an increased number of points allowed. Overall, they are 29th in the league at 123.7 points per game allowed. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Hawks squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 58.1% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 39.0% from downtown.
Key Players For The Bulls And Hawks
Our game forecasts for today suggest that DeMar DeRozan is set to be the main scorer for the Bulls, recording 23 points and shooting 8/17 from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 22.5 points per game, along with 4.1 rebounds.
On the flip side, our predictions place Trae Young as the leading scorer for the Hawks. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 27 while also collecting 3 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 43.2%, and his scoring average is 27.1 points per game.
Bulls vs Hawks Trends
- In their last five road games, Chicago has averaged 115 points per game while allowing 114 . The team’s record in this stretch was 3-2 while going 3-2 vs. the spread.
- In their last three home games, Atlanta has averaged 118 points per game while allowing 126. The team’s record in this stretch was 1-2 while going 2-1.
- The last five games that Chicago was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 2-3 while going 1-4 straight up.
- As the betting favorite, the Hawks have an ATS record of 3-0 in their last three games. In these matchups, their straight up record was 3-0.
For today’s matchup we are recommending to take the Hawks to secure the win, with an expected final score of 126-100. When it comes to the spread, we believe they’ll cover at -4.
As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 236.5, and our model projects the Bulls and Hawks to reach a combined total of 226 points. Our bet is on taking the under.
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