Atlanta Hawks at Chicago Bulls Basketball Betting Tips 3/3/2019
Sunday, March 3, 2019
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The Atlanta Hawks travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Sunday, March 3, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago as 4.5 point favorites.
The Hawks have a record of 21-42. They are 5th in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of -7.0 as they average 112.1 points per game while giving up 119.1 per contest. The Bulls have an overall record of 18-45 this season. They are 4th in the Central Division. They average 104.8 points per game and surrender 112.4, good for a point differential of -7.6.
Valuable Atlanta Hawks Betting Trends
The Atlanta Hawks are 29-34-0 against the spread
The Atlanta Hawks are 35-27-0 against the over/under
Important Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 29-32-2 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 28-35-0 against the over/under
Key Atlanta Hawks Injuries
03/01/19 F John Collins Illness is questionable Sunday vs Chicago
03/01/19 F Omari Spellman Ankle left last game, is questionable Sunday vs Chicago
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
10/20/18 G Denzel Valentine Ankle is out for season
01/26/19 SF Chandler Hutchison Knee is out indefinitely
01/16/19 F Wendell Carter Jr. Thumb is out indefinitely
John Collins averages 19.5 points per game in 30.0 minutes per contest. He averages 2.0 assists per contest and 9.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 57% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%. Trae Young comes into this contest averaging 18.3 points per game while playing 31.0 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Lauri Markkanen averages 19.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.3 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 87%. Zach Lavine averages 23.6 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per game and has 4.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hawks allow 119.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 26th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.1 rebounds a game which ranks 17th, and they give up 27.3 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league. Atlanta averages 112.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -7.0 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the league. They average 45.6 rebounds per game and 25.5 assists per contest, which ranks them 12th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 18.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulls surrender 112.4 points per contest, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 19th in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 25.4 assists allowed per contest, and 26th with 46.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulls are 13th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per game. Chicago is 28th in the league with 104.8 points per game this year. They are 20th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -7.6. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 10th in the NBA. They are 26th in the league in rebounding with 42.5 boards per game and 27th in assists per contest with 22.2. The Bulls are 11th in turnovers per game with 14.5.
The Hawks are 26th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107, and their defensive rating of 113.7 is ranked 28th. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 103.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 16th. As a team they are 18th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league. Atlanta is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 4th in the league.
Chicago is 9th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 7th in the league. The Bulls are 29th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.5, and their defensive rating of 112.1 is ranked 22nd. In terms of pace they are 21st in the league with 99 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 26th. As a team they are 25th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 27th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Hawks/Bulls NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Atlanta +4.5
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