Atlanta Hawks vs. Chicago Bulls - 3/11/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Bulls (22-43) at Atlanta Hawks (20-46)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 3:30 pm (Philips Arena)
The Line: Atlanta Hawks -3 -- Over/Under: 215.5 See the Latest Odds
The Chicago Bulls and Atlanta Hawks meet Sunday in NBA action at the Philips Arena.
The Chicago Bulls could use a win here after losing seven of their last nine games. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 103 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 109.2 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Zach LaVine is averaging 16.7 points and three assists while Lauri Markkanen is averaging 14.8 points and 7.6 rebounds. Kris Dunn is the third double-digit scorer and Justin Holiday is dishing 2.2 assists. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 76 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.7 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls haven’t won a road game since January 20.
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The Atlanta Hawks also need a win here after losing nine of their last 12 games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 103.3 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 108.3 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Dennis Schroder is averaging 19.2 points and 6.1 assists while Kent Bazemore is averaging 13 points and 3.9 rebounds. Taurean Prince is the third double-digit scorer and John Collins is grabbing seven rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 79.4 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have split their last six home games.
The Bulls are 0-8 ATS in their last 8 road games, 11-3 ATS in their last 14 vs. NBA Southeast and 4-14 ATS in their last 18 games overall. The Hawks are 5-13 ATS in their last 18 vs. Eastern Conference, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Bulls are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Atlanta, 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings and the favorite is 42-18 ATS in the last 60 meetings.
The last time the Chicago Bulls won a road game was when they beat the Hawks almost two months ago. The problem is now the Bulls are doing everything they can to pile up the losses, as Holiday and Robin Lopez are seeing very little playing time if at all. While the Atlanta Hawks aren't playing much better and have no reason to win either, they have been decent at home this season where 15 of their 20 wins have come. I'll lay the bucket with the Hawks at home, a team that's at least still putting an NBA roster on the court.