Atlanta Hawks at Chicago Bulls
|Date & Time||Wednesday December 11, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)|
CHI -220, CHI -5.5
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The Atlanta Hawks are in Chicago on Wednesday night but first must play their division rival, Miami Heat on Tuesday night. In their last game, Atlanta defeated the Charlotte Hornets by the score of 122-107. Trae Young led the Hawks in points against the Hornets, scoring 30 points while shooting 9 of 20 from the field and 8 of 8 from the free throw line. Alex Len led Atlanta in rebounds as he pulled in 10 on the night, including 5 offensively. Trae Young led the Hawks in assists as he recorded 9 in the 36 minutes that he played in the game.
After the win, Atlanta is now 6-17 on the season and are currently in 5th place in the Southeast Division. Trae Young leads the Hawks in points per game on the year and is scoring 28.8 per game. Young is also Atlanta’s leader in assists per game and is averaging 8.4. Jabari Parker is leading Atlanta in rebounds per game on the season as he is averaging 6.3 rebounds per game. Atlanta enters their game on Tuesday with just 1 players listed on their injury report as De’Andre Hunter is listed as day to day.
The Bulls welcome the Atlanta Hawks to Chicago after losing their last game against the Toronto Raptors by the score of 93-92. Zach LaVine led the Bulls in points on the night with 20 while shooting 6 of 18 from the field and 5 of 7 from the free throw line. LaVine also led the Bulls in rebounds with 11, with 1 coming offensively. Tomas Satoransky led Chicago in assists on the night with 11 in the 38 minutes that he played against the Raptors.
The Bulls enter Wednesday’s game with a record of 8-17 and are currently sitting in 4th place in the Central Division. Zach LaVine has been the Bulls leading scorer on the year and is averaging 22.2 points per game. Wendell Carter Jr. has been Chicago’s leading rebounder as he as averaged 9.8 rebounds per game. Tomas Satoransky has led the Bulls in assists per game on the year and is averaging 5.4 assists per game. The Bulls enter Wednesday’s game with 5 players listed on their injury report as Chandler Hutchinson is listed as out while Coby White, Daniel Gafford, Wendell Carter Jr. and Denzel Valentine are all listed as day to day.
As of Tuesday afternoon, Atlanta is scoring 108.7 points per game while allowing 117.3 points per game. Chicago is scoring 105.4 points per game while allowing 108.6 points per game. In their last 5 games, Atlanta is 2-3 while Chicago is also 2-3 and have lost their previous 3 games. The Bulls won the previous matchup between these two teams, winning by the score of 113-93 in a game played in Atlanta. I am going with Chicago in this one as I don’t believe the Atlanta defense in good enough to really stop anyone, especially with players the caliber of Zach LaVine. Chicago wins 110-103 and covers the spread.