Hawks vs. Bulls - 2/26/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Bulls (29-26) at Atlanta Hawks (31-27)
NBA Basketball: Friday, February 26, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Philips Arena)
The Line: Atlanta Hawks -7.5 -- Over/Under: 208.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN, CSNC
The Chicago Bulls and Atlanta Hawks square off early Friday night at the Philips Arena.
The Chicago Bulls look to build on their decent three-game winning streak. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 101.9 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 102.3 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Pau Gasol is averaging 16.9 points and 10.8 rebounds while Doug McDermott is averaging 8.8 points and 2.3 rebounds. Taj Gibson is grabbing 7.2 rebounds and Aaron Brooks is dishing 2.5 assists. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 78.1 percent from the free throw line. The Bulls are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.8 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls have lost four straight road games. Derrick Rose is questionable with a hamstring injury.
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The Atlanta Hawks need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 102.5 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 100.3 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Paul Millsap is averaging 17.7 points and 8.6 rebounds while Al Horford is averaging 15.4 points and seven rebounds. Jeff Teague is dishing 5.5 assists and Kent Bazemore is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 78.5 percent from the free throw line. The Hawks are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.4 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have lost four straight home games.
The Bulls are 2-9 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Hawks are 17-8 ATS in their last 25 Friday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Bulls are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
You guys know I hate this Hawks team, as they continue to disapoint and lose to teams they shouldn't. With or without Rose, I'll side with Chicago as more of a fade from Atlanta.