At 9:30 ET, the Chicago Bulls (-150) will host the Atlanta Hawks (+124) in a matchup between two Eastern Conference teams. The Hawks have lost six straight and are 10th in the East, while the Bulls are 9th in the conference and favored by 3.

This game will be played at the United Center in Chicago and can be seen on ESPN. The over/under line for this game is 222.5.

ATLANTA HAWKS VS CHICAGO BULLS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Chicago Bulls -3

This game will be played at United Center at 9:30 ET on Wednesday, April 17th.

WHY BET THE CHICAGO BULLS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 113-107 in favor of the Bulls.
  • Our projections have DeMar DeRozan finishing with DeMar DeRozan points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Bulls finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.2% and knocking down 11 threes.

Will the Hawks Make it Happen in Chicago?

Today, the Hawks will look to end their six-game losing streak as they face the Bulls. Despite being 3-point underdogs, Atlanta has lost five straight games as the underdog. Their most recent loss came against the Pacers, where they were 14-point underdogs but lost by a score of 157-115.

In terms of their O/U record for the season, the Hawks are 46-36. In games with higher over/under lines than today's (222.5), they have gone 67-13.

On average, Atlanta's games have seen 238.8 points scored this season, which is higher than today's O/U line of 222.5. This year, their games have averaged a combined scoring line of 235.2.

Against the spread, the Hawks are 29-53 overall and 14-27 on the road. In their last four road games, they are 0-4 ATS. In their most recent game vs. Indiana, the Hawks lost 157-115 as 14-point underdogs.

For the season, the Hawks are 36-46 and are currently 10th in the Eastern Conference. In the East, they have gone 22-30 compared to 14-16 against the West.

Trae Young comes into the game averaging 25.7 points per game this season to go along with 10.8 assists. Over his last four games, Dejounte Murray is averaging 21.8 points per game while hitting 43% of his shots from the field. In these games, Murray also averaged 8 assists per contest. Bogdan Bogdanovic is averaging 16.6 points per game over his last five games and has hit 2.8 threes per game in that stretch.

On the season, the Hawks are averaging 118.3 points per game, which is the 5th best mark in the league. But they have been a little worse on the road, at 114.8 points per contest. Atlanta is also one of the faster-paced teams in the league, averaging 100.2 possessions per game.

At present, the Hawks' defense is ranked 28th, allowing 120.5 points per game. In the terms of takeaways, Hawks are causing 12.8 turnovers per game, ranking 17th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 26th in rejections, averaging 4.5 blocked shots each game.

Is A Home Victory Likely for Favored Chicago?

In games against the spread, the Bulls have covered in three straight games on the road and are 22-18 ATS on the road this season. At home, they are 19-22 ATS and have an average scoring differential of -0.1 points per game.

Chicago's O/U record for the season is 44-37-1, and the over has hit in their last four games. On average, their games have seen a combined 226 points, which is higher than today's O/U line of 222.5.

The Bulls are 20-13 as the favorite this season and have a scoring differential of +2.9 points per game in those games. Today, they are favored by 3 points at home. Overall, their ATS record is 41-40, and they have covered the spread in three straight games.

Chicago's last game finished with a combined score of 239 points, going over the O/U line of 218.5. The Bulls lost the game to the Knicks by a score of 120-119. They were 13.5-point underdogs going into the game.

In the Eastern Conference, the Bulls are currently in 9th place with a record of 39-43. In the Central Division, they are in 4th place. Against other Eastern Conference teams, the Bulls went 22-29 and 17-14 in non-conference games.

Chicago's offense is averaging 112.3 points per game this season, which is 22nd in the NBA. They have been slightly better on the road, at 113 points per game, compared to 111.5 at home. Looking at their pace, the Bulls are 21st in the league and 16th in field goal percentage, at 47%.

DeMar DeRozan has been carrying the Bulls offense of late, averaging 33.2 points per game over his last four games. In these games, he hit 55.6% of his shots from the field. For the season, he is averaging 24 points and 5.3 assists. Coby White is averaging 19.1 points per game and 19.8 over his last five games.

At present, the Bulls' defense is ranked 16th, allowing 113.7 points per game. In the terms of takeaways, Bulls are causing 11.7 turnovers per game, ranking 4th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 18th in rejections, averaging 4.8 blocked shots each game.