Free NBA Hoops Pick: Bulls vs Hawks Lines
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30-26 (11-16 V) Chicago Bulls vs. Atlanta Hawks 31-27 (17-12 H)
Date: Friday, February 26, 2016
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
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The Eastern Conference playoff race is going to go right down to the wire.
One losing streak or one winning streak can make or break these team’s race hopes as the season continues to wind down.
Two teams right in the mix meet on Friday as the Bulls and Hawks go at it in Atlanta.
Chicago was predicted to be a top team in the East and while that hasn’t been the case, the veterans are stepping up at the right time.
The Bulls continue to battle injuries, but the likes of Derrick Rose and Pau Gasol continue to keep this team together as they push toward getting homecourt advantage. While they sit just 1.5 games out of a homecourt spot, they are only 2 games from being out of a playoff spot.
Chicago enters this one winners of three in a row and their last win might have been the most impressive this season. The Bulls were without, Joakim Noah (shoulder), forward Nikola Mirotic (abdomen) and guard Jimmy Butler (knee) and Derrick Rose (hamstring).
Pau Gasol was also battle an illness heading into the Bulls latest game, but played through it and put up 10 points, 15 rebounds, and 9 assists in a 5 point win over Washington. Gasol’s performance was heroic as the Bulls needed him to step up and he delivered.
Atlanta sits right there with the Bulls, as they are tied in terms of games back. Right now it’s Atlanta who sits behind Chicago thanks to tiebreaker rules, making this game that much more important.
While Chicago has rattled off 3 wins, the Hawks have gone in the opposite direction, losing 3 in a row as they cannot afford to let this streak go any further. Atlanta got 3 full days of rest, which was certainly needed to get them both mentally and physically back into it.
Atlanta has had their share of problems down the stretch of games, as all three have been small losses.
Atlanta led heading into the 4th against Miami and fell there, followed that up with a double OT loss to Milwaukee, and then erased a 23 point deficit against Golden State before eventually falling in the 4th quarter.
Atlanta trails the tiebreaker by percentage points right now, but holds the head to head 2-0 with Chicago.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Bulls are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Bulls are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
- Bulls are 7-16 ATS in their last 23 games following a ATS win.
- Hawks are 10-2 ATS in their last 12 games following a double-digit loss at home.
- Hawks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
- Hawks are 17-8 ATS in their last 25 Friday games.
Free Chicago Bulls vs. Atlanta Hawks NBA Prediction:
Stating the obvious, no team in the Eastern Conference can afford a lengthy losing streak.
Atlanta has let losses snowball here early after the break and with them being at home against a team they’re competing with, this is extremely important.
With a win securing a tiebreaker for the Hawks, look for them to put an end to their losing streak as the Bulls are just too shorthanded here.
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NBA Free Score Prediction: Atlanta 107 – Chicago 94
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