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Last Updated Mar 03, 2022, 14:57 PM

Chicago Bulls vs. Atlanta Hawks Predictions, Picks, Odds

Regular-season NBA action will resume on Thursday night with a captivating Eastern Conference showdown between the Chicago Bulls and Atlanta Hawks. Coverage begins from State Farm Arena in Atlanta at 7:00 p.m. ET. 

Score Prediction

Bulls 116, Hawks 110

Best Bets

Bulls -1.5 (-110) at DraftKings

Bulls vs. Hawks Predictions

After finishing 11th in the East with a record of 31-41 SU last year, Chicago bounced back with an excellent start to this season, as the Bulls opened with an impressive 26-10 SU and 22-14 ATS run – with five of those SU victories coming in matchups they were underdogs in.

The Bulls have been decimated by health issues since mid-January though, considering Chicago enters Thursday riding a bumpy 12-12 SU and 13-10-1 ATS stretch – which includes a 2-5 SU record without All-Star SG Zach LaVine, and a record of 10-7 SU with him.

On the other hand, Atlanta stumbled out to a surprisingly slow start to the season, as the Hawks opened with a frustrating 17-25 SU and 15-27 ATS skid – despite getting tagged as favorites in 25 of those matchups.

The Hawks have played solid basketball since the midway point of January though, considering Atlanta boasts a sturdy record of 12-7 SU and ATS across their last 19 games – while scoring 115.9 OPPG and allowing just 110.4 DPPG during that timeframe.

I’ll back Chicago here, as the Hawks are 4-6 SU and ATS in their last ten games, while scoring 114.4 OPPG and allowing 112.5 DPPG during that span – setting the stage for a tough home matchup against a Bulls squad that’s averaging 115.9 OPPG across their latest 6-2 SU stretch.

Bulls vs. Hawks Betting Odds

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Bulls vs. Hawks Betting Resources

  • Matchup: Central vs. Southeast
  • Date: Thursday, March 3, 2022
  • Venue: State Farm Arena
  • Location: Atlanta, GA
  • TV-Time: NBA League Pass - 7:00 p.m. ET
  • Injury Report

Chicago Bulls Betting Analysis

  • SU: 39-23
  • ATS: 36-25-1
  • O/U: 32-29-1

After finishing 11th in the East with a record of 31-41 SU last year, the Bulls went out and made some aggressive acquisitions during the offseason, ultimately reshaping their entire roster, as LaVine now finds himself partnered up with a stout supporting cast that includes DeMar DeRozanLonzo BallNikola VucevicAlex Caruso and others.

The Bulls have recently stalled out due to various health issues though, considering Chicago enters Thursday riding a lackluster 12-12 SU and 13-10-1 ATS stretch – with nearly half of those SU losses coming in the absence of LaVine (5).

Atlanta Hawks Betting Analysis

  • SU: 29-32
  • ATS: 27-34
  • O/U: 33-28

The Hawks entered this season with high expectations following last year’s unexpected Eastern Conference Finals run, as Atlanta dominated the Knicks in a five-game first-round set and then stunned the top-seeded Sixers in the second – before inevitably falling short against Milwaukee in a competitive six-game ECF set.

Atlanta has been incredibly inconsistent since the dawn of the New Year though, considering the Hawks are just 13-12 SU and ATS in their last 25 games – while yielding averages of 113.6 OPPG and 111.8 DPPG across that span.

The Bulls are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 matchups against Atlanta. (AP)

Bulls vs. Hawks Head-to-Head

The Hawks swept a three-game regular-season set against Chicago last year, with the first two matchups going over the total at an average of 228 PPG – while the final event stayed under with a score of 108-97. Chicago is a clean 3-0 SU and ATS against Atlanta this season though, with the first two matchups soaring well over at an average of 248 PPG – while their most recent meeting stayed under with a score of 112-108.

Key Players to Watch

  • CHI: DeMar DeRozan - SG (28.2 PPG, 5.3 REB, 5 AST)
  • CHI: Zach LaVine - PG (24.5 PPG, 4.8 REB, 4.5 AST)
  • ATL: Trae Young - PG (27.9 PPG, 3.8 REB, 9.3 AST)
  • ATL: Clint Capela - C (10.6 PPG, 12.1 REB, 1.4 BLK)

Bulls vs. Heat Betting Conclusion

After posting a double-digit loss in Miami on Monday night (L. 112-109), the Bulls hit the road again for Thursday’s contest as short home favorites over the Hawks at State Farm Arena – marking the third time Atlanta has been an underdog across their last four games.

I’ll back Chicago here, as the Bulls are 3-0 SU and ATS against Atlanta this season, with two of those victories coming by 12+ PTS – and I highly doubt this skidding Hawks squad will have much of an answer the fourth time around (L10, 4-6 SU).

Bulls vs. Heat Betting Trends

  • The Bulls are 6-3 ATS in their last nine games.
  • The total has gone OVER in five straight Hawks' home games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in five of the last six Bulls' games.
  • The Hawks are 4-6 ATS in their last ten games.
  • The Bulls are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 matchups against Atlanta.
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