Chicago Bulls (22-28) at Atlanta Hawks (27-25)
NBA Basketball: Friday, April 9, 2021 at 8:00 pm (State Farm Arena)
The Line: Atlanta Hawks -3 -- Over/Under: 227.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Chicago Bulls and Atlanta Hawks meet Friday in NBA action at the State Farm Arena.
The Chicago Bulls look to build on their three-game winning streak. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 112.6 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 113.5 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Zach LaVine is averaging 27.2 points and 4.8 assists while Nikola Vucevic is averaging 22.7 points and 11 rebounds. Lauri Markkanen is the third double-digit scorer and Coby White is dishing 4.6 assists. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 80.1 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.1 rebounds per game.
The Atlanta Hawks look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Atlanta Hawks are averaging 113.4 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 111.6 points on 46 percent shooting. Trae Young is averaging 25.1 points and 3.9 rebounds while John Collins is averaging 18.2 points and 7.8 rebounds. De’Andre Hunter is the third double-digit scorer and Clint Capela is grabbing 14.2 rebounds. The Atlanta Hawks are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 81.4 percent from the free throw line. The Atlanta Hawks are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game.
The Bulls are 18-6 ATS in their last 24 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Hawks are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Bulls last 5 overall. The over is 6-2 in Hawks last 8 overall. The Bulls are 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Atlanta and 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
The Chicago Bulls are putting together a nice week and have been kind to bettors in the underdog role all season, but they're on the end of a back to back and going up against a young, athletic Hawks squad. The Atlanta Hawks are also winning their last five games by an average of 6.4 points while shooting 48.8 percent from the field. The Bulls have been covering machines on the road, but we're not being asked to lay much. Give me the Hawks and the small chalk.