Hawks at Bulls - 4/15/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Hawks (60-21) at Chicago Bulls (49-32)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 8:00 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Bulls -6.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: SPSO, CSNC
The Atlanta Hawks and Chicago Bulls meet Wednesday night at the United Center.
The Atlanta Hawks look for a win after splitting their last four games. On the season, the Hawks are averaging 102.7 points on 46.8 percent shooting and are allowing 96.9 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Jeff Teague is averaging 16 points and seven assists while Al Horford is averaging 15.2 points and 7.2 rebounds. DeMarre Carroll is grabbing 5.4 rebounds and Kyle Korver is dishing 2.6 assists. The Atlanta Hawks are still shooting 46.9 percent from the field in their last five games despite resting most of their starters. Seven of the Hawks last nine losses have come on the road. The Hawks likely won’t play any of their starters in this game. Paul Millsap and Pero Antic are questionable with injuries.
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The Chicago Bulls look for a win after winning four of their last six games. On the season, the Bulls are averaging 100.8 points on 44.1 percent shooting and are allowing 98.1 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 20 points and 3.3 assists while Pau Gasol is averaging 18.5 points and 11.8 rebounds. Derrick Rose is dishing five assists and Taj Gibson is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are allowing just 41 percent shooting in their last five games. The Bulls have won six straight on their home court. The Bulls clinch the third seed in the East with a victory. Joakim Noah is questionable Kirk Hinrich is doubtful with injuries.
The Hawks are 13-3 ATS in their last 16 vs. NBA Central and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference. The Bulls are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 3-9 ATS in their last 12 vs. NBA Southeast. The Hawks are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Chicago and 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings overall.
The Bulls are still playing for the second seed in the East, while the Hawks are likely going to rest everyone. Look for Chicago to get the job done and cover the reasonable number.