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Atlanta Hawks vs. Chicago Bulls 4/17/24 NBA Betting Picks

Atlanta Hawks vs. Chicago Bulls 4/17/24As the NBA Play-In Tournament unfolds, a pivotal clash is set between the Atlanta Hawks (36-46) and the Chicago Bulls (39-43), promising a night of high-stakes basketball. This matchup, scheduled for April 17, 2024, at the United Center, not only highlights the teams’ desperation to extend their season but also serves as a crucial fixture for bettors on any top-tier sportsbook online.

When: Wednesday, April 17, 2024, at 9:30 PM ET
Where:United Center, Chicago
Stream:NBA League Pass

Atlanta Hawks vs. Chicago Bulls 4/17/24
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The current betting lines suggest a slightly favorable tilt towards the Chicago Bulls, positioned as three-point favorites over the Hawks. With the Hawks struggling on the road and the Bulls showing stronger form at home, the lines reflect not just the Bulls’ better recent performance but also the cautious optimism of bettors. Given Atlanta’s troubles against the spread, particularly in their recent games, and the total trends leaning towards the under in matchups at Chicago, bettors might lean towards backing the Bulls and considering the under on the total.

Trae Young (PG) vs. DeMar DeRozan (SF)

Trae Young is becoming the heart and soul of the team with averages of 26-points and 10.8 assists in 53 games. His contributions are truly invaluable. Young played with a high rate of productivity; however, there is a flaw in his 4.3 turnover percentage that the Bulls can use against him. Without his dynamic, playmaking abilities, Atlanta’s offense would be less dangerous, but the fact that his game includes a lot of situations (in which he loses possession) could be a serious issue in a critical match.

Impressively, DeMar DeRozan has carved out a name for himself as an ever-sound player for Chicago, delivering an impressive 23.9 points per game with exceptional efficiency. His experience as well as his capability to not only up the game but also to nail final moments makes him one of the hardest players to be sent to the benches by the defense. With an assist-per-turnover rate above Young’s, DeRozan’s more stable figure could be the key factor which will stabilize the Bulls team.

These two crucial factors will seldom coincide that feature Young’s powerful scoring and playmaking tussle with DeRozan’s calm and rule-abiding game of management. This matchup is key in establishing the game’s disposition, with Young having to prevent mistakes and DeRozan who will seek to seize any slip ups.

Statistical Breakdown: Hawks’ Offensive Firepower

The Hawks bring in this game, having 118.4 points on average, thanks to their forceful firing from behind the arc, where they make 13.7 three-pointers per game. Nevertheless, offensive deficiency and 12.7 turnovers per game may be a problem for them if they happen to meet a tricky but disciplined home team.

Defensive Metrics: Bulls’ Balancing Act

Chicago’s defense, indicated by the slightly lower scoring average of 112.2 points per game, is statistically better in comparison to offensive results. They love a slightly higher FG percentage, and also are more successful in terms of controlling the tempo and the playing style of the opponent, which might prove to be a success factor in the playoff situation.


Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends

Atlanta are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Atlanta’s last 15 games.
Atlanta are 0-6 SU in their last 6 games.
Atlanta are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games against Chicago.
Hawks are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games against Chicago.
Atlanta are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games on the road.

Chicago Bulls Betting Trends

Chicago are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago’s last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago’s last 6 games against Atlanta.
Total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago’s last 5 games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago’s last 5 games when playing at home against Atlanta.
Chicago are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games against an opponent in the Southeast Division division.


Atlanta Hawks

Saddiq Bey SF Is out for season, Knee
Onyeka Okongwu PF Is out indefinitely, Toe
Jalen Johnson SF Is out indefinitely, Ankle

Chicago Bulls

Andre Drummond C Is “?” Wednesday vs Atlanta, Ankle
Zach LaVine SG Is out for season, Ankle
Lonzo Ball PG Is out for season, Knee
Patrick Williams SF Is out for season, Foot
Ayo Dosunmu PG Is “?” Wednesday vs Atlanta, Quad

Atlanta Hawks vs. Chicago Bulls Betting Picks

As the figures are playing on this side and the teams are at similar level, the Bulls should be a safer bet. Through their steely discipline and home-crowd support which makes the odds in their favor, they might cover the spread and even force an under in this match closely in line with the tendency in their past matches here. Free NBA Play-In Tournament picks today, lean towards the Bulls -3 and under 218.5 looks more reasonable. Sign up today to make your NBA betting prediction!

Score Prediction: Bulls 110, Hawks 105.