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NBA Playoff Odds: Hawks vs. Bulls

The Chicago Bulls look to rebound from their Game 1 upset loss tonight when the host the Atlanta Hawks in the Game 2 of their second round series.

The Hawks took Game 1 on Monday night 103-95 as a 9-point underdog. Joe Johnson led the Hawks with 34 points, while Derrick Rose had 24 points and 10 assists for the Bulls.

View Atlanta vs Chicago Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Oddsmakers opened the Bulls as 7.5-point favorites in this matchup, while the OVER/UNDER line was sitting at 180.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 1-rated Bulls and the No. 19-rated Hawks in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 103-94 win for the Bulls on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Chicago's No. 2-rated squad against Atlanta's No. 28-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Chicago rates No. 15 in the league with 6.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 17 with 6.1 per outing.

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.

The Hawks were a 103-95 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Bulls. They covered the 9.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (198) made winners of OVER bettors. Atlanta got 34 points from Joe Johnson en route to a 103-95 victory over Chicago on Monday at United Center.

Atlanta Hawks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Chicago are 8-2
After playing Chicago are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing Atlanta are 7-3
After a loss are 9-1

A few Hawks at Bulls trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games when playing on the road against Chicago
Atlanta is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Atlanta is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing Chicago
Chicago is 21-2 SU in its last 23 games at home
Chicago is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chicago's last 6 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Chicago's last 12 games when playing Atlanta

Next up:
Atlanta home to Chicago, Friday, May 6
Chicago at Atlanta, Friday, May 6