Chicago Bulls vs. Atlanta Hawks - 12/28/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Atlanta Hawks (6-26) at Chicago Bulls (12-20)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, December 28, 2019 at 8:00 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Bulls -7.5 -- Over/Under: 226.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Atlanta Hawks and Chicago Bulls meet Saturday in NBA action at the United Center.
The Atlanta Hawks need a win to snap a nine-game losing streak. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 108.8 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 118.6 points on 47.8 percent shooting. Trae Young is averaging 29 points and 8.5 assists while John Collins is averaging 18.7 points and nine rebounds. Jabari Parker is the third double-digit scorer and De'Andre Hunter is grabbing four rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 31.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75.8 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have lost five straight road games.
The Chicago Bulls look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 105.7 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 107.3 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Zach LaVine is averaging 23.6 points and 4.6 rebounds while Lauri Markkanen is averaging 14.7 points and 6.8 rebounds. Wendell Carter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Otto Porter Jr. is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 76.8 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls have split their last six home games.
The Hawks are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest, 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Bulls are 14-30 ATS in their last 44 home games, 2-7 ATS in their last 9 Saturday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 18-6 in Hawks last 24 overall. The under is 5-2 in Bulls last 7 home games. The Hawks are 2-7 ATS in the last 9 meetings. The under is 12-5 in the last 17 meetings in Chicago.
The Atlanta Hawks aren't getting any better, and now they're on the end of a back to back and just watched Young suffer another ankle injury, so they'll likely be without their best player once again. The Chicago Bulls play their best ball at home and are quietly figuring things out over the last week where they're winning their last five games by an average of one point. The banged up and struggling Hawks don't stand much of a chance in this one.