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Chicago Bulls vs Atlanta Hawks Odds
Chicago pays a visit to Atlanta on Saturday, hoping to send the Hawks to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at Philips Arena.
The Bulls will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 18-27 ATS against the number this season, while the Hawks are 19-24-2 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). Chicago is 18-27 on the totals; Atlanta is 22-22-1.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Hawks rated this week at No. 17 and the Bulls sitting at No. 8. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 97-95 result in favor of the Bulls today.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Atlanta's No. 25-rated squad against Chicago's No. 5-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Atlanta rates No. 3 in the league with 8.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 29 with 4.8 per outing.
Defensively, the Bulls feature the league's No. 4-rated defense on the road, giving up 94.3 points per game. Atlanta, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 in the league in scoring at home.
The Bulls were a 93-89 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Nets. They covered the 5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (182) made winners of OVER bettors. The Bulls got 18 points from Luol Deng, but it was Brooklyn that prevailed in a 93-89 final on Friday at Barclays Center.
In their last action, Atlanta was a 93-92 winner at home against the Raptors. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (185) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Hawks got a 22-point performance from Al Horford, who added 10 rebounds as Atlanta ran past Toronto 93-92 on Wednesday at Philips Arena.
Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Indiana are 6-4
After playing Toronto are 8-2
After a win are 5-5
A few Bulls at Hawks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chicago's last 8 games when playing Atlanta
Chicago6-1-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Chicago is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Atlanta
Chicago8-2-1 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Atlanta's last 8 games when playing Chicago
Atlanta is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games
Chicago at Indiana, Monday, February 4
Atlanta at Indiana, Tuesday, February 5