Hawks vs. Bulls Betting Preview, Analysis, Free Pick ATS

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Date: 
January 23, 8:00 PM EST
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Betting Odds

Point Spread: 
ATL -1.0/CHI -1
Total: 
239.5

In Monday NBA betting action we have the Atlanta Hawks visiting the Chicago Bulls. The Bulls are the smallest of favorites laying just one point with the total in the offering at 239.5

Notable Injuries

Hawks

  • Bogdan Bogdanovic (Out) Knee
  • Onyeka Okongwu (Questionable) Hamstring


Bulls

  • Goran Dragic (Questionable) Illness
  • Lonzo Ball (Out) Knee
  • Javonte Green (Out) Knee

Recent Form

Heading into the game, Atlanta is 24-23 overall. When taking to the road, Atlanta has a mark of 11-13 and a win percent of 46%. Currently, the team is 8th in the Eastern Conference. So far, they are 20-26-1 vs the spread. When looking at how the team has performed of late straight and vs. the spread, they are 4-1 in their past 5 games and 4-1 ATS. Over their past 10 games, they are 7-3 SU and 6-4 ATS.

In their most recent matchup, the Hornets defeated Atlanta with a score of 122-118. Dejounte Murray scored the most points for the team with 26, but it was not enough to earn the win. The Hawks were 7 points ahead going into the game.

Heading into the game, Chicago is 21-24 overall. When playing at home, Chicago has a mark of 12-10 and a win percent of 55%. Currently, the team is 10th in the Eastern Conference. So far, they are 24-21-0 vs. the spread. Chicago will look to stay hot in today's game vs. Atlanta as they are the winners of 2 straight games.

In their preceding game, the Bulls overpowered the Pistons, earning a 126-108 win as 7 point favorites. Zach LaVine led the way for the Bulls, putting up 30 points on 50.0% shooting. The Bulls not only secured the victory but also covered the spread.

The Historicals

In the most recent game between the two teams, the Hawks picked up a 123-122 win over the Bulls. However, heading into the game, Atlanta was favored to win by 3.5 points, giving the Bulls an ATS victory. So far, the two teams have split their season series, with each team at 1-1. The level of competition has been tight in the 5 most recent games between Hawks and Bulls, with just 2 points per game separating the teams. Chicago has the ATS edge in this span at 4-1. The over-under record in these same games is 3-2, with the teams combining for an average of 236 points per game.

Analysis

This season, Atlanta is among the league leaders in scoring, averaging 116.0 points per game. So far, the Hawks are also one of the more up-tempo teams in the league, sitting at 101.2 possessions per game. Atlanta has struggled with their 3-point shot this season, as they are currently ranked just 24th in 3-point shooting percentage at 34.6%. In addition, they are near the bottom of the league in attempts, at just 30.6 attempts per contest. Defense has been a struggle for Atlanta, as they are currently allowing 112.38 points per game. The team's 3-point shooting defense has been a problem this year. So far, opposing offenses have hit 36.43% of their looks from the outside.

Coming into today's game, Trae Young is the leading scorer for Atlanta at 27.1 points per game. This season, Young has a field goal percentage of 42.4%. The team's second-leading scorer is Dejounte Murray, at 21.0 points per contest.

This season, the Bulls have loved to get up and down the court, as they are currently 12th in the league in possessions per game. However, this has not fully translated into the offensive success they are looking for, as Chicago is 13th in scoring at 114.8 points per game. Chicago heads into the game as one of the top 3-point shooting teams in terms of percentage. So far, they have hit 37.2% of their looks from deep. However, they are currently ranked just 30th in 3-point attempts per contest. On defense, the Bulls are allowing an average of 112.0 points per game, placing them 17th in the league. So far, teams have shot 36.4% on their looks from outside vs. Chicago. This figure places them 23rd in 3-point shooting defense.

Coming into today's game, DeMar DeRozan is the leading scorer for Chicago at 26.1 points per game. This season, DeRozan has a field goal percentage of 50.6%. The team's second-leading scorer is Zach LaVine, at 24.1 points per contest.

Betting Trends

  • Hawks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
  • Hawks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
  • Bulls are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
  • Bulls are 9-1-1 ATS in their last 11 games following a straight-up win.

Hawks vs. Bulls Prediction ATS 1/23/23

The Atlanta Hawks were rolling opponents before their surprising loss against the Hornets. I look for them to get back on track as +1 underdogs against a Chicago Bulls team that might have a hangover and tired legs from their travel to France, albeit it was on the 19th.

Free Pick: 
Take Atlanta +1