Atlanta Hawks vs Chicago Bulls Prediction NBA Picks 4/17/24

Chicago Bulls (39-43) vs Atlanta Hawks (36-46)

Game Info: Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 9:30 pm (United Center)

Betting Odds: Chicago Bulls -3 / Atlanta Hawks +3 --- Over/Under: 221.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Atlanta Hawks and Chicago Bulls meet Tuesday in the East NBA Play-In at the United Center. The winner of this game will play the loser of Heat - 76ers. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Hawks vs Bulls prediction.

Atlanta Hawks Betting Preview

The Atlanta Hawks are coming off losses to the Mavericks, Nuggets, Heat, Hornets, Timberwolves, and Pacers. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 118.3 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 120.5 points on 49.5 percent shooting. Trae Young is averaging 25.7 points and 2.8 rebounds, while Dejounte Murray is averaging 22.5 points and 5.3 rebounds. Bogdan Bogdanovic is the third double-digit scorer, and Jalen Johnson is grabbing 8.7 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 79.7 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 38.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.7 rebounds per game.

Chicago Bulls Betting Preview

The Chicago Bulls recently lost to the Knicks, while beating the Pistons and Wizards. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 112.3 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 113.7 points on 47.3 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 24 points and 4.3 rebounds, while Coby White is averaging 19.1 points and 5.1 assists. Nikola Vucevic is the third double-digit scorer and Javonte Green is grabbing 7.4 rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 79.1 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game.

Chicago Bulls Player Facts

  • Alex Caruso ranks 4th amongst qualified players for steals per game (1.7) this season.
  • Nikola Vucevic ranks 4th in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for rebounds per game (10.5) this season.

Atlanta Hawks Player Facts

  • Bogdan Bogdanovic ranks 1st in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for FT% (92.1%) this season.
  • Garrison Mathews ranks 1st in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for 3P% (44.0%) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Bulls rank 30th in the league for opponent three-point field goals attempts per game this season (39.5).
  • The Bulls rank 1st in the league for Q2 opponent points per game this season (26.8).
  • The Hawks rank 2nd in the league for field goal attempts per game this season (92.5).
  • The Hawks are one of only two teams to win a game when trailing by 20+ points after Q1 this season.

Hawks vs Bulls prediction

The Bulls should be favored at home, and they've won 4 of the last 6 games against the Hawks. The Hawks are also the worst cover team in the NBA at 35.3 percent. However, the Bulls have been inconsistent as all hell and a team I've had a hard time feeling them out all season. Right when the Bulls look like they're turning the corner, they go on a losing skid. The Hawks beat the Bulls on the road by 12 points earlier this month as two point underdogs, and now they have Trae Young back. A backcourt of Young and Murray can win games by themselves when they're both clicking, and the Bulls don't have the horses to counter, considering they're 22nd in scoring and 18th in field goal percentage. The Bulls could also be without Andre Drummond and Ayo Dosunmu. This feels like a game that will be decided in the final five minutes. I'll grab the free bucket with the Hawks. 

Randy’s Pick Atlanta Hawks +3

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