Chicago Bulls at Atlanta Hawks NBA Picks & Predictions 1/20/2018
Saturday, January 20, 2018
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The Chicago Bulls head to Philips Arena to take on the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday, January 20, 2018. The opening line for this game has Atlanta as 1 point favorites.
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The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 17-28. They are 5th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.6 as they are averaging 103.0 points per game while giving up 108.6 per contest. The Hawks have an overall record of 13-31. They currently are 4th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 103.7 points per game and surrendering 107.7, good for a point differential of -4.0.
Valuable Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 27-16-2 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 26-19-0 against the over/under
Important Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 24-18-2 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 22-22-0 against the over/under
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
01/18/18 PG Kris Dunn Concussion is out indefinitely
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Justin Holiday comes into this game averaging 13.7 points per contest while playing 34.2 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage is 83%. Lauri Markkanen averages 15.4 points per contest in 30 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.3 assists per game and 7.6 rebounds per contest for Chicago. His field goal percentage is 43% for the season while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Taurean Waller-Prince has scored 12.4 points per contest while playing 31.1 minutes per game this season for the Hawks. He hauls in 5.4 rebounds per contest and has 2.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Dennis Schroder averages 20.1 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 32 minutes per game. He also brings in 3 rebounds per game and 6.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago averages 103 points per contest this year, which is 22nd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -5.62 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 29th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 17th in the NBA. They average 44.6 boards per contest and 23.7 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 23rd with 13.9 per game. The Bulls allow 108.6 points per contest which is 24th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 20th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.6 rebounds a game which ranks 27th, and they allow 25 assists per game which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Atlanta is 21st in the NBA with 103.7 points per contest this season. They are 17th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -4.02. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 6th in the league. They are 25th in the NBA in rebounding with 40.9 boards per contest and 4th in assists per game with 23.8. The Hawks are 9th in turnovers per contest with 15.4. The Hawks give up 107.7 points per game, which ranks them 23rd in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 26th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 29th with 25.6 dimes allowed per game and 19th with 43.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Hawks are 29th in the league in forcing turnovers with 16.3 per contest this year.
The Bulls are 28th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104, and their defensive rating of 109.7 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 11th in the league with 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 26th. As a team they are 29th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league. Chicago is 25th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 6th in the league.
Atlanta is 6th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 2nd in the league. The Hawks are 20th in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.6, and their defensive rating of 110.7 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 15th in the league with 97.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 17th. As a team they are 16th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 14th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Hawks NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago +1
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