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Bulls favored vs Hawks: NBA Pick

The visiting Chicago Bulls come off an upset loss and hope to send their backers to the pay window Wednesday as they look to take out the Atlanta Hawks.

The Bulls were stomped by the Pacers, while the Hawks were losing in Milwaukee. The point spread opened at +4.5 for the home side, despite the fact they have dominated the Bulls at home (8-3 SU past 11).

Atlanta battles the Bulls, currently with a 40-11 mark (29-21-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 20-29-2 for the Hawks and 28-23 for the Bulls.

View Chicago vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Hawks in this one will find them opening as 4-point underdogs at TopBet, while the total was sitting at 183 at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 1-rated Bulls taking on the No. 9-rated Hawks in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 102-96 win for the Bulls on Wednesday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Atlanta's No. 19-ranked offense (94.9 PPG) against a Bulls defense that ranks No. 2 at 89.1 PPG. The Hawks have averaged 44.4% from the field per game, less than the Bulls have managed so far this season (45.8% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Bulls own the league's No. 1-rated mark, allowing 89.2 points per game when on the road. Atlanta, on the other hand, rates No. 15 in home scoring.

Chicago lost its last outing, a 108-91 result against the Nuggets on March 26. The Bulls failed to cover in that game as an 8-point favorite, while the 199 combined points took the game OVER the total. Chicago got 17 points from C.J. Watson but lost anyway 108-91 against the Nuggets on Monday at United Center.

The Hawks were a 108-101 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Bucks. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (209) made winners of OVER bettors. Josh Smith chucked in 30 points for Atlanta on Tuesday, but they still came up short in losing 108-101 at Bradley Center.

Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Detroit are 6-4
After playing Denver are 4-6
After a loss are 10-0

Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing New York are 5-5
After playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

 

A few Bulls at Hawks trends to consider:
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Chicago is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games
Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games when playing Atlanta
Atlanta is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing at home against Chicago

Next up:
Chicago home to Detroit, Friday, March 30
Atlanta home to New York, Friday, March 30

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