Chicago Bulls vs Atlanta Hawks betting tips and predictions for Monday’s NBA game on NBA TV. With each team winning 1 game in their regular season meetings so far, the Hawks and Bulls will meet for the 3rd time as they lock horns at United Center tonight. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
Chicago aims to win a 3rd game in a row tonight following their wins over Golden State and the Pistons. They come back home from Paris where they took down Detroit in what was their 21st win of the season. Zach LaVine had 30 points, while DeMar DeRozan dropped 26 and collected 9 boards.
Chicago is now up to 10th place in the East standings, clinging on to a play-in tournament position, so not all hope of making the playoffs is lost just yet. The game against Atlanta will be a tricky one as the two meetings so far this season were decided by just 1 and 2 points. Goran Dragic has been ruled as questionable for the game with a illness, that’s the only injury worry for the Bulls here. This team has successfully covered the spread in 6 of their last 8 games.
Atlanta also has a streak going on heading into tonight’s game which they hope to extend. The Hawks have won their last 4 road games, something we don’t see them do often as they are only 11-13 SU in games away from State Farm Arena this season. They have a sub-par record in head-to-head meetings with the Bulls winning just 2 of the last 6 meetings, and covering the spread only once in their last 5 visits to United Center.
After missing the Charlotte game over the weekend, sharpshooter Bogdan Bogdanovic is expected back after a minor knee injury. One thing the Hawks fans will be worried here is the play of Trae Young who is shooting only 33.3% in 2 games vs Chicago this season, if his shooting doesn’t improve they could be in a for a long night.
These teams are evenly matched with not a lot to separate them over the last 10 meetings. Playing at home should give the edge to Chicago though, they’ve won 12 of 22 games there, plus they should be well rested here having not played in 3 days. Bulls to cover.
Chicago Bulls vs Atlanta Hawks Predictions & Odds
Not a lot of defense has been played in the last 3 Hawks games with each of them seeing at least 240 points. In 2 of those Atlanta exploded for 130+ points, so they come into tonight’s game in a good mood offensively. However, scoring against the Bulls on the road is never easy. This team has kept 3 of it’s last 5 opponents to under 110 points which is really good by today’s NBA standards.
We also have to take a look at the previous meeting between these two sides which went Chicago’s way, only 218 points were scored on that night which is 21 points less than tonight’s projected total. The last 10 meetings are averaging 229.1 points per game, so it will take a very special effort from both teams to reach tonight’s total. With the Bulls going 10-12 on the O/U in home games this season, I think tonight’s huge projected total is an ideal situation for the under to land again.