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(39-36) Atlanta Hawks vs. Chicago Bulls (36-39)
Date: Saturday, April 1
Time: 5:00 PM EST
Venue: United Center, Chicago, Illinois
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Chicago -4.5
NBA Betting Total: 204
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Saturday night NBA sees two Eastern Conference foes facing off in Chicago.
The Hawks have won their last two contests entering this matchup, while the Bulls have been able to match that with two victories of their own.
*All statistics, standings, records, rankings and trends are current as of this writing at 6:00 p.m. ET on Friday, March 31, 2017.
Atlanta has won two straight, but the problem is that this team has endured its worst stretch of the season recently having lost seven of its last 10.
But when it comes to looking at recent trends, it’s those two victories that matter most. And boy have they come at the right time.
If Atlanta was simply getting a poor stretch out of the way before the playoffs, consider that a success. The hawks aren’t going to crack the top four seeds before the postseason (they currently sit six games behind the No. 4 Toronto Raptors), but they’re also tied with the sixth place Milwaukee Bucks.
To be completely honest, it might be best for the Hawks to fall out of fifth place and into sixth. How could that be beneficial you ask? It would mean that Atlanta wouldn’t see the Cleveland Cavaliers until the Eastern Conference Championship.
Then again, coaching to lose creates a losing culture, and that’s not what any team needs right before the playoffs.
Man these Bulls are confusing.
For a while, they looked like they were toast when it came to playoff contention. Now they’re back within a game of the eighth seed and they’re coming off an impressive nationally televised win over the Cavs.
Against Atlanta, Chicago needs to make life difficult on Dwight Howard. The big man in the middle has an opportunity to rack up some huge numbers in this one if the Bulls give him that chance.
Offensively, the Bulls need help from anyone not named Jimmy Butler. With Dwyane Wade done for the year, Butler has done a fine job of reminding fans he’s a true superstar, but he needs help that hasn’t always come.
Keep an eye out for X-factors on the Bulls if they’re going to come away with a win in this one.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Hawks are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 vs. NBA Central.
- Hawks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games.
- Hawks are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games vs. a team with a winning home record
- Bulls are 18-40 ATS in their last 58 vs. NBA Southeast.
- Bulls are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games playing on 1 days rest
- Hawks are 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
- Under is 10-2 in the last 12 meetings in Chicago
Free Atlanta Hawks vs. Chicago Bulls NBA Prediction:
We’re not buying the Bulls as favorites in this one. At -4.5, we feel good about the Hawks keeping this one close and coming up with the win against the spread.
But we’re not stopping there.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Atlanta ATS
We’re picking the Hawks to win this game straight up. Dwight Howard should have a field day against Chicago’s bigs, and while we haven’t seen him impact a game (even when he puts up big numbers) much this season, we also don’t trust the Bulls.
Chicago isn’t mathematically eliminated from the postseason as of yet, but we just don’t see them qualifying by the time the year comes to a close.
Losses are a problem this time of year when you’re in ninth place in your conference, but that’s what the Bulls are going to get in this one.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Atlanta Hawks 101 – Chicago Bulls 97
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