Atlanta Hawks vs Chicago Bulls 12/28/2019 NBA Previews and Prediction
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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
Atlanta Hawks vs Chicago Bulls 12/28/2019 Betting Odds
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
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
Atlanta Hawks vs Chicago Bulls 12/28/2019 Betting Numbers
Atlanta are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
Chicago are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
Alex Len C Ankle is “?” Saturday vs Chicago
Otto Porter Jr. SF Foot is out indefinitely
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