Bulls vs. Hawks Pick
803 Chicago Bulls at 804 Atlanta Hawks, 3:30PM ET
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Hawks are listed as a 3-point favorite to win on the spread line. The total sits at 215.5 points.
The 3-point line in favor of Atlanta and the total of 215.5 points has remained the same since it opened. The line can be found at -2 at a couple books, while the total is currently at 215.5 at all books.
As of Sunday morning, 67 percent of public bets have sided with the visiting Bulls. Online wager info also shows that 63 percent of bets have come in on the under.
INJURY TO WATCH
Bulls small forward Paul Zipser (foot) is doubtful to play. For the Hawks, DeAndre Bembry (abdominal strain) and Malcolm Delaney (ankle) are questionable.
It's difficult to trust the Bulls at all these days when the NBA has even warned them not to rest healthy players. Justin Holiday and Robin Lopez returned to the starting lineup last game, but both only saw 12 minutes each in a 99-83 loss at the Pistons. Chicago is actually 2-2 in its last four games, with wins at home over Dallas (108-100) and Memphis (119-110). Chicago has won both meetings straight up and ATS this season. But the question is does either team want to win this game? I'll go with the hosts to get their first win over the Bulls this season as they have more incentive to play well in front of the home crowd.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: ATLANTA HAWKS -3