Bulls vs. Hawks Prediction
The Atlanta Hawks and Chicago Bulls have nothing at stake when they meet up this evening at 7:30PM ET. Which one will come out on top in Atlanta?
543 Chicago Bulls vs. 544 Atlanta Hawks
Friday, March 1, 2019
7:30PM ET – State Farm Arena
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Hawks are the slight favorite at home, as they are getting odds of -2.5 points against the Bulls. The over/under total for the game is listed at 230 points. The public betting for this game currently has 52 percent going on the Bulls on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Bulls heating up
Chicago is coming off a 109-107 win at Memphis on Wednesday. The Bulls now have won and covered the spread in four of their last five games. Chicago is now 17-45 overall, 10-20 on the road, 28-33-1 against the spread and 33-27-2 with the under.
The Bulls aren’t too reliable on offense, averaging just 103.8 points per game this season while shooting 45.2 percent from the field. Defensively, Chicago is giving up 111.7 points per game while allowing opponents to shoot 46.7 percent. Zach LaVine is leading the team with 23.2 points, 4.6 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game. Lauri Markkanen is adding 19.4 points and 9.1 rebounds per contest.
Hawks on a cover streak
The Hawks picked up a 131-123 OT win over Minnesota at home. They have covered the spread in four straight games. Atlanta is now 21-41 overall, 11-18 at home, 29-33 against the spread and 34-28 with the over.
Atlanta is a mess on defense, allowing a league-worst 118.3 points per game while opponents shoot 47.4 percent against them. Offensively, the Hawks are putting up 111.3 points per game while shooting 45.2 percent as a team. John Collins has been leading the team with 19.5 points and 9.5 rebounds per game while Trae Young is adding 17.8 points and 7.7 assists per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Bulls are 6-1 against the spread in their last seven road games and 6-2 ATS in their last eight Friday games.
The Hawks are 4-1 against the spread in their last five home games and 2-6 ATS in their last eight following a win.
The road team has actually won and covered the spread in four straight between these two, including the two meetings this season. Between the two, Chicago has been playing the better competition as of late, including Boston and Milwaukee. I think that experience of covering against some of those teams will help them tonight against Atlanta. While the Hawks are covering, three of the four were as an underdog. It’s hard to trust the Hawks as a favorite.
NBA Prediction: Chicago Bulls +2.5