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2021 NBA Handicapping
(20-10) Chicago Bulls vs. Atlanta Hawks (15-17)
Date: Monday, December 27th
Time: 7:30 PM EST
Venue: State Farm Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
NBA Moneyline Odds: Bulls -187 | Hawks +175 (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Bulls -5
NBA Betting Total: OFF
Monday, December 27th, finds the Chicago Bulls facing the Atlanta Hawks beginning a home and home series with the next date in Chicago on December 29th. Later this season the squads will play in Atlanta on January 24th and finish the season series in Chicago on February 24th.
The Hawks played on Christmas Day in an 87-101 loss to the Knicks while the Bulls defeated the Pacers 113-105 on Sunday.
Last season the clubs played three times with the Bulls sweeping the regular-season series. The Hawks hold the all-time record with 132 wins in 248 matches.
While some teams are just beginning to experience large portions of their roster being sidelined simultaneously with health and safety protocols the Bulls are close to full health.
Zach LaVine and Ayo Dosunmu returned to action, others are conditioning to return and only Lonzo Ball (and Billy Donovan) is in quarantine as the last Bull to test positive.
LaVine showed no signs of rust scoring 32 points on 12 of 18 from the field and 5 of 9 from deep adding four rebounds, five assists, a steal, and a block.
Nikola Vucevic produced a double-double of 16 points and 15 rebounds while DeMar DeRozan added 24 points. three rebounds, three assists, and two steals.
Although the Bulls got rocked by the virus they also somewhat benefitted by the timing of when it happened. For example LaVine was out 15 days but only missed two games.
In contrast, the Celtics Grant Williams entered protocols six days after LaVine but has already missed five games. Most teams were hit in waves and typically retained a few starters unlike the Raptos who have 10 players out including all five starters and 7 of their top 8 scorers.
Ball (protocols), Derrick Jones Jr, (hamstring) and Alex Caruso (foot) are out indefinitely while Patrick Wiliams (thumb) is lost for season.
Trae Young was hoping to be back in time to play on Christmas Day and build upon his villain role at MSG from last season’s playoffs. Instead, he along with nine Hawks weren’t able to play in the opening game of the holiday.
Clint Capela was back alongside John Collins who had avoided entering health and safety protocols until Sunday but now is also out. Collins led the way with 20 points, eight rebounds, three assists, and two blocks versus the Knicks.
Delon Wright also offered 20 points and was the only starter to shoot the ball efficiently with the other four starters shooting 15 of 52 (28.8%). Skylar Mays (11) and Cam Reddish (10) were the other double-figure scorers.
Ten Hawks are out via protocol: Young, Collins, Danilo Gallinari, Lou Williams, Kevin Huerter, Timothe Luwawu Cabarrot, Wes Iwundu, Onyeka Okongwu, Sharife Cooper and Jalen Johnson
Malcolm Hill (hamstring) is probable for Monday. DeAndre Hunter (wrist) is out indefinitely while Solomon Hill (hamstring) is out for the season.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The teams are 5-5 in their last 10 head to head meetings
- The teams are 5-5 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 4-6 in the teams last 10 head-to-head meetings.
- The Bulls are 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games.
- The Hawks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games.
Free Chicago Bulls vs. Atlanta Hawks NBA Prediction:
Atlanta has four core players available with Capela, Reddish, Bogdanovich and Wright but with the Bulls getting the majority of their starting unit and core back they’ll have the decided edge.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Bulls -5
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