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Bulls battle vs Hawks highlights NBA odds

Atlanta HawksChicago Bulls
18-15January 04, 2014, 08:00 | United Center13-18



The Bulls will hit the floor running against the visiting Atlanta Hawks on Saturday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Hawks will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 19-14 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Bulls are 12-19 ATS. Atlanta is 20-12-1 against the total, while Chicago is 12-19 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Bettors looking to side with the Bulls in this one found them as -4-point Favorite earlier at Bovada, while the total had been sitting in the area of 190 at Bovada.

This game pits the Bulls, currently No. 25 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Hawks, who rate No. 8 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 91-89 victory for the Hawks.

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Atlanta lost its last outing, a 101-100 result against the Warriors on January 3. The Hawks covered in that game as a 3-point underdog, while the 201 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Hawks endured a 101-100 loss at the hands of the Warriors on Friday, despite a 16-point effort from Pero Antic at Philips Arena.

In their last action, Chicago was a 94-82 winner at home against the Celtics. They covered the 5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (176) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Joakim Noah scored 17 points leading the Bulls to a 94-82 victory over Boston at United Center on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 30-ranked offense (91.35 PPG) against a Hawks defense that ranks No. 18 at 101.39 PPG. The Bulls have averaged 42.24% from the field per game, less than the Hawks have managed so far this season (46.4% on average).

Next up:
Atlanta at New Jersey, Monday, January 6th
Chicago home to Phoenix, Tuesday, January 7th

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