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Bulls Favored to Triumph Over Hawks in Crucial Eastern Conference Matchup

On Monday, the NBA season continues with an anticipated Eastern Conference matchup between the Chicago Bulls and the Atlanta Hawks. With a current record of 25-28, the Bulls hold the 9th position in the East, while the Hawks sit just below them at 10th with a record of 24-29. The game is set to begin at 7:30 PM ET at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. According to betting odds, Atlanta opens as the favored team with a -3.5 point spread, and there have been no changes to the line since its initial release.

Betting Odds

  • Moneyline: Bulls +130 | Hawks -160
  • Spread: Bulls +3.5 (-110) | Hawks -3.5 (-110)
  • Total: Over/Under 236.5 (-110)
  • Based on the moneyline, the implied probability that Atlanta will win straight-up is 62%.

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Chicago Bulls

The Chicago Bulls have had a mixed season so far, but they have performed well enough to potentially make the play-in tournament. However, oddsmakers do not have high expectations for their success in the actual postseason. According to the odds, they are more likely to miss the playoffs than make it. In their recent form, the Bulls have won two out of their last three games, defeating Minnesota and Memphis but losing to Orlando in their most recent game.

From a sports betting perspective, the Bulls have a record of 27-25-1 against the spread (ATS), and 29 of their 53 games have gone under the total. In their last game against Orlando, the Bulls failed to cover the spread and lost in overtime. They performed better in the turnover battle but were outpaced by Orlando in field goal percentage, three-point shooting, and rebounding.

Individually, DeMar DeRozan has been the leading scorer for the Bulls, averaging 22.5 points per game. Coby White has also been a standout player, contributing 19.3 points per game and leading the team in assists.

In terms of team statistics, the Bulls have a power ranking of 18. They rank 25th in offense, scoring an average of 111.54 points per game, and 10th in defense, allowing an average of 112.77 points against them per game. Offensively, the Bulls have a field goal percentage of 46.66% (ranking 23rd) and a three-point percentage of 35.87% (ranking 23rd). They have a free throw percentage of 79.18% (ranking 10th).

On the defensive end, the Bulls allow opponents to make 46.98% of their field goals (ranking 12th) and have a three-point percentage against them of 36.83% (ranking 17th). They have a defensive rebound average of 43.52 per game (ranking 43rd). The Bulls average 27.87 defensive assists and 13.25 turnovers per game (ranking 24th and 11th, respectively).

Atlanta Hawks Analysis

Despite the Atlanta Hawks having an average season, they are performing better than expected, given the preseason predictions. They have better odds of making the playoffs compared to the Chicago Bulls, despite being below them in the Eastern Conference standings. Recently, the Hawks have won two consecutive games against the Philadelphia 76ers and Houston Rockets. In terms of sports betting, the Hawks have a record of 17-36 against the spread and have gone over the projected point total in 29 games. In their last game against Houston, the Hawks won by nine points and covered the spread as favorites. Despite losing the rebounding battle, the Hawks dominated in other statistical categories such as field goal percentage, three-point shooting, and turnovers. Individual efforts from players like Trae Young and Clint Capela have contributed to the Hawks' success. Young leads the team in scoring, assists, and steals, while Capela has been solid in the paint, averaging a double-double in points and rebounds. However, Capela is currently sidelined with a thigh injury. In terms of power rankings, the Hawks are ranked 24th and have the third-best offense in the league, averaging a high number of points per game. However, their defense ranks 29th, giving up a high number of points to opposing teams. Their field goal percentage and three-point shooting rank in the middle of the pack, while their free throw shooting is among the best in the league. Defensively, the Hawks struggle to prevent their opponents from scoring efficiently. They allow a high field goal percentage and struggle to defend the three-point line. The Hawks perform well in rebounding, both offensively and defensively, but their defensive assists and turnover numbers are below average.

The Bulls Favored to Triumph Over the Hawks in Crucial Eastern Conference Matchup

The upcoming matchup between the ninth-seeded Chicago Bulls and the 10th-ranked Atlanta Hawks holds significant importance in the Eastern Conference. A close analysis suggests that the Bulls are poised to cover the spread and emerge victorious on Monday night. Notably, Chicago has showcased dominance in recent games against Atlanta, with a commendable 4-1 Against the Spread (ATS) record in the last five encounters. Additionally, when playing in Atlanta, the Bulls have displayed an impressive 8-3 ATS record in the last 11 meetings. Conversely, the Hawks have struggled to perform well against the spread on their home court this season, posting a disappointing 8-19 record. Moreover, Atlanta currently ranks last in the league in terms of spread performance, maintaining a mere 17-36-0 (32.1%) record. Taking into consideration the potential absence of Clint Capela due to a thigh injury, it appears that Chicago is in a favorable position to secure victory. Therefore, it is advisable to place our support behind the Bulls in this exciting encounter.

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