Chicago Bulls vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction, Pick and Preview, March 3 (3/3): NBA

Chicago Bulls vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction, Pick and Preview, March 3 (3/3): NBA

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Odds
Time 7:30 p.m. EST
Bulls money line -200
Bulls spread +4.5
Hawks money line +162
Hawks spread -4.5
Over / under 231.5

 

2021-2022 season stats
  Chicago Bulls Atlanta Hawks
Record 39-23 29-32
Road / home record 15-14 18-13
Streak L2 L1
Points per game 112.35 112.18
Points allowed per game 110.45 111.49
Rebounds per game 43.21 44.23
Rebounds allowed per game 43.48 43.67
Over / under record 32-28-2 33-28

 

Preview

The Chicago Bulls continue on the road and will visit the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday. This is the fourth time these teams face off, the Bulls have dominated the Hawks this season and are 3-0 against them.

CHICAGO BULLS

The Bulls have lost their last 2 games and are 15-14 on the road. They have a 39-23 record overall and are first in the Central division. 

DeMar DeRozan is averaging 28.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and 5 assists for the Bulls. Nikola Vucevic is averaging 11.6 rebounds for Chicago.

In their last 10 games the Bulls are 6-4, averaging 115.9 points, 44.5 rebounds, 22.4 assists, 6 steals and 3.7 blocks per game while shooting 50.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.3 points.

INJURIES: Caruso, Ball and Williams are out.

ATLANTA HAWKS

The Hawks are coming from a loss against the Celtics and are 18-13 but 27-34 ATS at home this season. They have a 29-32 overall record and are 3rd in the Southeast.

Young is scoring 27.9 points per game with 3.9 rebounds and 9.3 assists for the Hawks. Bogdan Bogdanovic is averaging 17 points, 3.6 assists and 1.8 steals. Capela is leading the team in rebounds with 12.1 per game.

In their last 10 games the Hawks are 4-6, averaging 114.4 points, 44.9 rebounds, 24.0 assists, 7.7 steals and 4.8 blocks per game while shooting 47% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.5 points.

BETTING TRENDS

Chicago are 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games.

Chicago are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games against Atlanta.

Atlanta are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games when playing as the underdog.

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games at home.

Prediction

These two teams are in the top 10 ofenses in the league and both have averaged more than 114 points per game in their last 10 games while defensively both have allowed more than 112 ppg. The over is 2-1 in the last 3 head to head games and in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games at home. Take the Over.

PICK: Over 231.5 (-110)

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