Chicago Bulls (1-4) at Atlanta Hawks (2-2)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 7:30 pm (State Farm Arena)
The Line: Atlanta Hawks -4 -- Over/Under: 232 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Chicago Bulls and Atlanta Hawks meet Saturday in NBA action at the State Farm Arena.
The Chicago Bulls could use a feel good road victory to rebound from a rough 1-4 start to the season. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 111.2 points on 48.1 percent shooting and allowing 117.5 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Zach LaVine is averaging 32.3 points and 3.3 assists while Jabari Parker is averaging 14.8 points and 5.8 rebounds. Justin Holiday is the third double-digit scorer and Cameron Payne is dishing 3.8 assists. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 38.7 percent from beyond the arc and 76.6 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.8 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls have lost their last five road games.
The Atlanta Hawks look for a third straight victory to get a game above a .500 record. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 117 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 118 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Taurean Prince is averaging 21.8 points and five rebounds while Trae Young is averaging 21.5 points and 7.5 assists. Kent Bazemore is the third double-digit scorer and Alex Len is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 40.4 percent from beyond the arc and 70.2 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.8 rebounds per game. The Atlanta Hawks have lost six of their last eight home games.
The Bulls are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Hawks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Bulls are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Atlanta, the road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the favorite is 42-19 ATS in the last 61 meetings.
The Chicago Bulls have arguably been the worst team through the first two weeks of the season, as they're not playing a lick of defense and the effort can be questioned as well. The Bulls just allowed 135 points on 57 percent shooting to the Charlotte Hornets. It's bad. The Atlanta Hawks have been better than expected up to this point and are playing with some pep in their step after back-to-back victories. I trust the Hawks a lot more than the Bulls up to this point. I'll lay the reasonable chalk with the home team. I want no part of the Bulls right now.