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Atlanta Hawks vs Chicago Bulls 12/28/2019 NBA Previews and Prediction

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Atlanta Hawks vs Chicago Bulls 12-28-2019 NBA Previews and Prediction

Atlanta Hawks vs Chicago Bulls 12/28/2019 – The Atlanta Hawks are on a string of nine losses and will visit the Chicago Bulls at the United Center this Saturday, December 28 at 8 pm Eastern Time. This game will be featured on TV by the NBC Sports Chicago while live streaming is available for NBA League Pass subscribers. You can also catch the stream at SofaScore. The Bulls are glad to host this game as they also own the advantage on the odds according to Basketball Betting Tips Over Under while the Hawks lose ten-straight games.

Atlanta Hawks vs Chicago Bulls 12/28/2019

When: December 28, 2019 8:00 PM ET
Where: United Center, Chicago, Illinois
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Stream: NBA League Pass / Sofa Score

Atlanta Hawks vs Chicago Bulls 12/28/2019 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Atlanta Hawks +6.5 (-110) 226.5 o (-110) +275

Chicago Bulls
-6.5 (-110) 226.5 u (-110) -350
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Atlanta Hawks Betting

The Atlanta Hawks are on a tail end of a back-to-back and they are coming from a blowout loss against the Milwaukee Bucks. It is a scary thing to watch as Trae Young will most likely be unavailable after leaving the game early with an injury. Filling up the scoring need was Allen Crabbe from the bench with 20 points. John Collins had 16 rebounds but the defense clamped up to him as he shot 4-of-14 from the field. Against the Bulls, if Young plays or not, the Hawks need others to step up and those should be DeAndre Hunter and Cam Reddish. Other than that, the Hawks don’t have much of depth that they can go to for an instant fix to fill up the Trae Young void.

Players to watch: T. Young PG 30 GP 30 GS 35.6 MIN 29 PTS 0.5 OR 3.9 DR 4.4 REB 8.5 AST 1.3 STL 0.1 BLK 4.7 TO 1.5 PF 1.8 AST/TO 23.34 PER
J. Collins PF 6 GP 6 GS 32.7 MIN 18.7 PTS 1.8 OR 7.2 DR 9 REB 1.3 AST 1.2 STL 2 BLK 1.2 TO 3.5 PF 1.1 AST/TO 21.69 PER
J. Parker PF 31 GP 23 GS 26.5 MIN 15.4 PTS 1.7 OR 4.4 DR 6.1 REB 1.8 AST 1.3 STL 0.5 BLK 1.9 TO 2.9 PF 0.9 AST/TO 17.84 PER.

Chicago Bulls Betting

The Bulls seem to be getting it already winning four of their six games before facing Orlando. They faltered to the Magic by 8 points and they need Wendell Carter Jr. and Lauri Markannen to have a good game to help them in the paint. Markannen only had 10 points on 4-of-11 shooting and grabbed only three boards. Carter was not much of a factor on offense with just six points. Zach Lavine has been their most consistent player but he really needs help. Coby White has been very inconsistent and in that last game, he just had 9 points and shot 4-of-9. Against Atlanta, they have the upper hand and this should be a game that they will try to polish their other guns.

Players to Watch: Z. LaVine PG 32 GP 32 GS 33.4 MIN 23.6 PTS 0.8 OR 3.8 DR 4.6 REB 3.8 AST 1.3 STL 0.4 BLK 3.4 TO 2.4 PF 1.1 AST/TO 18.26 PER
L. Markkanen PF 32 GP 32 GS 30.4 MIN 14.7 PTS 1.1 OR 5.7 DR 6.8 REB 1.7 AST 0.9 STL 0.6 BLK 1.8 TO 2 PF 0.9 AST/TO 14 PER
W. Carter Jr. C 32 GP 32 GS 30.2 MIN 11.7 PTS 3.4 OR 6.4 DR 9.8 REB 1 AST 0.8 STL 0.9 BLK 1.6 TO 4 PF 0.7 AST/TO 15.94 PER.

Atlanta Hawks vs Chicago Bulls 12/28/2019 Betting Numbers

Trends

Atlanta Hawks

Atlanta are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Atlanta’s last 20 games.
Atlanta are 0-9 SU in their last 9 games.
Atlanta are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games against Chicago.
Hawks are 2-8 SU in their last 10 games against Chicago.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Atlanta’s last 7 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Atlanta’s last 17 games when playing on the road against Chicago.
Atlanta are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games this season.
Atlanta are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Eastern conference.
Hawks are 0-9 SU in their last 9 games against an opponent in the Central division.

Chicago Bulls

Chicago are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago’s last 7 games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Chicago’s last 17 games when playing at home against Atlanta.
Chicago are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games this season.
Bulls are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Eastern conference.
Chicago are 5-14 SU in their last 19 games played on a Saturday.

Injuries

Atlanta Hawks

Alex Len C Ankle is “?” Saturday vs Chicago
Jabari Parker PF Shoulder is “?” Saturday vs Chicago
Trae Young PG Ankle injured last game, is OUT Saturday vs Chicago

Chicago Bulls

Otto Porter Jr. SF Foot is out indefinitely
Zach LaVine SG Shoulder is probable Saturday vs Atlanta
Lauri Markkanen PF Illness is “?” Saturday vs Atlanta
Wendell Carter Jr. C Abdominal is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Atlanta

Head-to-Head
Atlanta Hawks Chicago Bulls
42-40 Against the Spread 35-45-2
47-34-1 Straight Up 37-43-2
113 Points per Game 104
119 Points Allowed per Game 113
44.58 Offensive FG% 43.14
75.83 Offensive FT% 76.74
31.59 Offensive 3PT% 34.98
47.68 Defensive FG% 45.08
78.05 Defensive FT% 76.09
36.11 Defensive 3PT% 33.24

Atlanta Hawks vs Chicago Bulls Betting Picks

Alex Len, Jabari Parker and Trae Young are players that is put as questionable for their game against Chicago. The Bulls, on the other hand, have Markannen and Carter as doubtful for the game. With Zach Lavine healthy plus most of the core players, this puts the Bulls as favorites to win this match according to Best Sports Book Online.

Moneyline: As the favorite to win, the Bulls are at -350 on the ML. Underdogs Hawks are at +275.

ATS: The spread between the Bulls and Hawks are at 6.5 points. Chicago is on the advantage and has the -6.5 while Hawks are on the opposite end at +6.5.

TOTALs: This should be a high scoring affair with both teams love to shoot early in the shot clock and they are expected to reach the 226.5 Total with Chicago going under while the Hawks are over.

Score Prediction: 122 – 110 Bulls