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Chicago BullsAtlanta Hawks
29-26February 25, 2014, 07:30 | Philips Arena26-29



Atlanta looks to cover the Hawks-Bulls pointspread on Tuesday and improve its overall 26-29 mark when they host Chicago in NBA action.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Hawks are 26-29 so far on the season, and 27-27-1 ATS vs. the number. The Bulls, meanwhile, are 29-26 and 27-28 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Atlanta go 33-21-1 and the Bulls go 22-33 on the totals.

View Chicago Bulls vs Atlanta Hawks Odds and Stats.

The Bulls were listed as 2-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 188 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).

It's a betting matchup between the No. 23-rated Hawks and the No. 7-ranked Bulls, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 92-90 result in favor of the Hawks.

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In their last action, Chicago was a 93-79 loser on the road against the Heat. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (172) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Chicago got 20 points and 15 rebounds from Joakim Noah in a losing cause in a 93-79 loss to Miami on Sunday at AmericanAirlines Arena.

The Hawks were a 107-98 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Knicks. They covered the 1.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (205) made winners of OVER bettors. Atlanta got 30 points from Mike Scott en route to a 107-98 victory over New York on Saturday at Philips Arena.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Atlanta's No. 12-ranked offense, averaging 101.47 PPG, against a Bulls defense that ranks No. 2 at 92.29 PPG. The Hawks field goal percentage has averaged 45.87% so far, more than the Bulls shooters have achieved on the year, 42.67% per game.

Next up:
Chicago home to Golden State, Wednesday, February 26th
Atlanta at Boston, Wednesday, February 26th

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