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Chicago BullsAtlanta Hawks
42-32April 02, 2014, 07:30 | Philips Arena32-41



The visiting Bulls hope to send their backers to the pay window on Wednesday as they look to cover the spread at Philips Arena against the Hawks.

Supporters of the Bulls have seen them go 42-32 and 36-37-1 ATS so far this season, while the Hawks are at 32-41 and 31-41-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Hawks are 39-33-1, while the Bulls are 29-45.View Chicago Bulls vs Atlanta Hawks Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back the visiting Bulls before tip-off in this one found them as -1.5-point favorites earlier at Bovada, while the total was sitting at 186.5 at TopBet.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 26-rated Hawks and the No. 12-ranked Bulls, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 91-89 result in favor of the Bulls.

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Chicago won its last outing, a 94-80 result against the Celtics on March 31. The Bulls covered in that game as a 9.5-point favorite, while the 174 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Chicago got 22 points from Mike Dunleavy en route to a 94-80 victory over Boston on Monday at United Center.

Atlanta won its last outing, a 103-95 result against the 76ers on March 31. The Hawks failed to cover in that game as a 12-point favorite, while the 198 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Hawks got a 28-point performance from Paul Millsap, who added 17 rebounds as Atlanta ran past Philadelphia 103-95 on Monday at Philips Arena.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bulls rank No. 9 in the league with 44.51 per game. That compares with Atlanta’s No. 28 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Atlanta is the NBA’s No. 3-ranked team at 9.45 per game, while the Bulls rate No. 28 with 6.01 per contest.

A few Bulls at Hawks trends to consider:
Chicago is 2-6-1 ATS in its last 9 games
Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 6 games
Chicago is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Atlanta is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
Atlanta is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games
Atlanta is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games at home


Next up:
Chicago home to Milwaukee, Friday, April 4th
Atlanta home to Cleveland, Friday, April 4th

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