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NBA Betting: Hawks visit Bulls

The Atlanta Hawks will be looking to beat the NBA trends on Tuesday night as they head up to Chicago to battle with the Bulls.

The Hawks are just 4-6 both straight up and against the spread in their last 10 meetings with the Bulls, including last year's playoff defeat. The OVER/UNDER went 5-5 over those 10 matchups.

View Atlanta vs Chicago Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Hawks before tip-off in this one will find them as 9.5-point underdogs, while the total sits at 185.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bulls - Hawks odds would favor the Bulls if the lines were set according to power ranks. Chicago is rated No. 7 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Hawks sit at No. 28. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 108-106 win for the Bulls.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Hawks rank No. 14 in the league with 42.8 per game. That compares with Chicago’s No. 6 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Chicago is the NBA’s No. 16-ranked team at 6.6 per game, while the Hawks rate No. 7 with 7.6 per contest.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Hawks own the league's No. 1-rated mark, allowing 85.7 points per game when on the road. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 4 in home scoring.

Last time out for Atlanta, they were a 100-92 winner as they battled the Heat on the road. The Hawks covered in the match as a 9.5-point underdog, while 192 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Atlanta got 21 points from Joe Johnson en route to a 100-92 victory over Miami on Monday at AmericanAirlines Arena.

In their last action, Chicago was a 104-64 winner at home against the Grizzlies. They covered the 6.5–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (168) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The battle between the Bulls and Grizzlies didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Memphis was handed a 104-64 defeat on Sunday at United Center.

Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Miami are 5-5
After playing Miami are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Detroit are 7-3
After playing Memphis are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Hawks at Bulls trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta's last 7 games
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Atlanta is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Chicago
Chicago is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 6 games at home
Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Atlanta

Next up:
Atlanta home to Miami, Thursday, January 5
Chicago at Detroit, Wednesday, January 4

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