Hawks vs. Bulls Spread Prediction

Atlanta Hawks vs. Chicago Bulls, 1/23/19 Predictions & Odds

Two of the worst teams in the NBA will meet in Chicago on Wednesday night when the Bulls host the Hawks at 8:00 p.m. ET. Laying just a single bucket as a home favorite, will Chicago cover the spread for bettors?

Game Snapshot

551 Atlanta Hawks at 552 Chicago Bulls

8:00 p.m. ET, Wednesday, January 23, 2019

United Center, Chicago, Illinois

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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Bulls are 2-point favorites to beat the Hawks. The total, meanwhile, sits at 221.5 points and as of this writing, 57% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Bulls to cover the point spread.

Atlanta Hawks Fantasy Spin

Taurean Prince returned to the starting lineup on Monday and finished with nine points, two rebounds, one 3-pointer and one assist over 25 minutes. Head coach Lloyd Pierce said prior to the game that he didn’t have a "definitive plan" for bringing Pierce back into the starting five, but with Kevin Huerter (neck) going down during warmups, he was inserted into the starting five. He should be able to stick with the starting unit moving forward, so we'd expect his usage rate and minutes to start trending up.

Chicago Bulls Fantasy Spin

Carmelo Anthony has officially been traded to the Bulls. Houston will attach their draft rights to Jon Diebler and $1.56 million in cash to get the deal done, with Chicago sending back the draft rights to Tadija Dragicevoc. Melo won't actually play for the Bulls, but Chicago will hold onto him until the trade deadline to see if they can use him in a potential deal. Given the way that Anthony has played over the past two years, there's no incentive to stash him.

NBA Betting Trends

Atlanta

The Hawks are 3-8-1 against the spread in their last 12 road games versus a team with a home winning percentage of less than .400.

Chicago

The Bulls have failed to cover the spread in four of their last five home games and are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games coming off a win.

Prediction

The Hawks are winless at the betting window in their last four games versus the Bulls while the favorite has covered in 42 of the last 62 meetings between these two teams. Atlanta is 2-8-1 at the betting window in its last 11 road games versus a team with a losing home record and is 0-4 ATS in its last four games when facing a team with a losing record. The Bulls, meanwhile, have covered in 20 of their last 28 games when facing an opponent from the Southeast.

Wednesday NBA Prediction: Chicago Bulls -2

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