Hawks vs. Bulls Prediction
Are the streaking Bulls a good bet to cover against the Hawks this evening at 5:00PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Bulls are 4.5-point home favorites versus the Hawks after opening as 3.5-point favorites. As for the total, the number hit the board at 198 but has been bet up to 203.
Atlanta has dropped seven of its last 10 games and is 4-6 against the spread in its last 10 games as well. The Hawks are 34-41 against the number on the season but are 20-17 at the betting window on the road this year.
Chicago has split over its last 10 games but has won back-to-back games and is 7-3 against the spread over that span. The Bulls are also 38-37 at the betting window on the season and 19-19 against the spread at home this year.
OUR PREDICTION: The home team has cashed in 10 of the last 12 meetings between these two teams in Chicago while the favorite is 41-16 against the spread in the last 57 meetings. The Bulls are also 6-1 against the number in their last seven games overall and are a perfect 5-0 against the spread in their last five games versus a team with a winning record. The Hawks, meanwhile, are just 6-14 against the spread in their last 20 games overall and are 1-8 against the number in their last nine games versus an opponent with a losing record.
SATURDAY NBA PREDICTION: CHICAGO BULLS -4.5