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NBA Game Preview - Hawks underdogs vs Bulls at Chicago

Atlanta HawksChicago Bulls
May 2, 8:00 PM | United Center

Atlanta Hawks vs Chicago Bulls Odds

44-38TEAM RECORD62-20

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Atlanta when they hit take on the Bulls on Monday in pro hoops betting action.

The Bulls sit at 62-20 (50-31-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Hawks are currently 44-38 (37-45 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Chicago is 34-48 OU, and Atlanta is 34-48 OU.

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-point underdogs, while the total sits at 179.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bulls - Hawks odds would favor the Bulls if the lines were set according to power ranks. Chicago is rated No. 1 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Hawks sit at No. 19. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 103-94 win for the Bulls.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Chicago's No. 20-ranked offense, averaging 98.6 PPG, against a Hawks defense that ranks No. 9 at 95.8 PPG. The Bulls field goal percentage has averaged 46.2% so far, almost the same as the Hawks shooters have achieved on the year, 46.2% per game.

Defensively, the Hawks feature the league's No. 5-rated defense on the road, allowing 95.8 points per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 19 in the league in scoring at home.

Atlanta won its last outing, an 84-81 result against the Magic on April 28. The Hawks managed to cover in that game as a 1.5-point underdog, while the 165 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

In their last action, Chicago was a 116-89 winner at home against the Pacers. They managed to cover the 9-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (205) was profitable news for OVER bettors.

Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Chicago are 8-2
After playing Orlando are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 4-6
After playing Indiana are 8-2
After a win are 9-1

A few Hawks at Bulls trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing on the road against Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games on the road
Atlanta is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Chicago
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Chicago is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games when playing at home against Atlanta
Chicago is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Atlanta

Next up:
Atlanta at Chicago, Wednesday, May 4
Chicago home to Atlanta, Wednesday, May 4

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