Chicago Bulls vs. Atlanta Hawks Pick-Odds-Prediction 2/11/14
Atlanta Hawks (25-24) at Chicago Bulls (25-25)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 8:00 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Bulls -2 -- Over/Under: 187.5 See the Latest Odds
The Atlanta Hawks head to the United Center on Tuesday night to face off against the Chicago Bulls.
The Chicago Bulls are right at the .500 mark on the year with a record of 25-25, and in the Central division the Bulls are currently in second place behind the red hot Pacers. Chicago however is in sixth place in the East right now, holding a one and a half game advantage over the Nets at the moment. Chicago has one of the worst offenses in the league this season, averaging just 92.1 points per game, but the defense for Chicago is outstanding, holding opponents to 92.8 on average. Chicago has won two out of their last three games heading into this meeting with the Hawks, with their latest win coming on Sunday against the Lakers in Los Angeles.
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The Atlanta Hawks are one game above the .500 mark right now, holding a record of 25-24 this season. The Hawks are in second place in their division, but like the Bulls, the Hawks have little hope of catching the leader of their division as the Hawks trail the Heat by ten games at this point. Atlanta is in fourth place in the East however, holding a half game lead over the Bulls and the Wizards right now. The Hawks are struggling, having dropped three straight heading into this meeting with the Bulls.
The Haws are just 2-8 against the spread in their last ten games on Tuesday nights, and the Hawks are 5-16 against the spread in their last 21 games played on two days of rest.
The Bulls are 1-4 against the spread in their last five home games, and the Bulls are 1-4 against the spread in their last five games played on one day of rest.
I have to take the Bulls here. Chicago is solid at home, and the Hawks are really struggling right now. ON paper, these two teams are very even, and giving up just a couple of points at home with the Bulls looks like the right side here.