Bulls vs. Hawks Prediction
Fresh off their upset victory over the Cavs, will the Hawks cover as a small home favorite tonight against the Bulls at 7:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Hawks are now 3.5-point home favorites versus the Bulls after the line opened at Atlanta -3. As for the total, the number hit the board at 203 but has been bet up to 204.5 at the majority of online and Vegas sports books.
BULLS KEY TRENDS: The Bulls have covered in seven of their last 10 games dating but to last year and are 6-2 at the betting window in their last eight games playing on only one day of rest. That said, they're just 7-25 against the number in their last 32 games versus Southeast opponents and are 1-4 ATS in their last five road games versus a team with a home winning percentage of greater than .600.
HAWKS KEY TRENDS: The Hawks have covered the spread in four of their last five home games and are 4-1 against the number in their last five games versus Eastern Conference foes, including last night's upset win over the Cavs. They're also 6-2 at the betting window in their last eight games overall and are a perfect 5-0 against the spread in their last five games playing on no days of rest.
OUR PREDICTION: The Bulls have covered the number just twice in their last seven meetings with the Hawks, while the home team is 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings between these two teams and the favorite is 38-16 at the betting window in the last 54 meetings between these two teams. Dwyane Wade is shooting just 31.4 percent on the road compared to 52.6 at home and the Hawks have been a solid bet in the early going at home, covering the spread in three of their first four games at Philips Arena.
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