Bulls home to Hawks in NBA betting action

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25-24 February 11, 2014, 08:00 | United Center 25-25



The NBA betting slate features a clash between Chicago and Atlanta on Tuesday, with the host Bulls trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.

Chicago battles the Hawks, currently with a 25-24 mark (26-23 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 20-30 for the Bulls and 29-19-1 for the Hawks. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Atlanta Hawks vs Chicago Bulls Odds and Stats.

For bettors going with the Bulls in this one, they were listed earlier as -1.5-point Favorite on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 186 for Tuesday at shops such as 5Dimes.

According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 12-rated Bulls and the No. 18-rated Hawks in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 91-89 win for the Hawks on Tuesday.

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Atlanta was a 79-76 loser in its last match at home against the Grizzlies. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 155 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Atlanta got 20 points and 11 rebounds from Paul Millsap in a losing cause in a 79-76 loss to Memphis on Saturday at Philips Arena.

The Bulls were a 92-86 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Lakers. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (178) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Bulls got a 20-point performance from Joakim Noah, who added 13 rebounds as Chicago ran past Los Angeles 92-86 on Sunday at STAPLES Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Chicago's No. 30-ranked offense, averaging 92.12 PPG, against a Hawks defense that ranks No. 16 at 100.84 PPG. The Bulls field goal percentage has averaged 42.23% so far, less than the Hawks shooters have achieved on the year, 46.08% per game.

Next up:
Atlanta at Toronto, Wednesday, February 12th
Chicago home to Brooklyn, Thursday, February 13th
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