Atlanta Hawks vs Chicago Bulls Prediction, 2/24/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Atlanta Hawks vs Chicago Bulls
Date: Thursday, February 24, 2022
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
United Center is where the Chicago Bulls (38-21) will attempt to defeat the Atlanta Hawks (28-30) on Thursday.
The Hawks took the court against the Magic and walked away with a win by a score of 130-109 in their last contest. When discussing personal fouls, the Hawks walked away with 20 and the Magic totaled 13 personal fouls. They also knocked down 13 out of their 41 attempts from beyond the arc. Orlando finished the game shooting 92.3% at the free throw line by knocking down 12 of their 13 shots. Furthermore, Orlando pulled down 33 rebounds (12 offensive, 21 defensive) and earned 6 blocked shots. Orlando dished out 45 assists and had 23 steals in the matchup. In reference to defense, Atlanta allowed their opponent to shoot 42.9% from the field on 42 out of 98 shooting. They also distributed 23 assists in this matchup in addition to creating 5 turnovers and earning 7 steals. In terms of grabbing rebounds, they earned 47 with 13 of them being offensive. From the free throw line, the Hawks knocked down 22 of their 28 shots for a rate of 78.6%. Atlanta walked away from the game with a 50.0% FG percentage (45 out of 90) and made 18 of 33 3-pointers.
Bogdan Bogdanovic is a guy who was a major factor in the game. He scored 23 points on 9 of 13 shooting. He played 26 minutes and also totaled 1 rebound. Bogdanovic ended up going 69.2% from the floor and also distributed 6 dimes.
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Atlanta heads into this game with a mark of 28-30 for the season. They currently have an average of 112.2 pts per game (8th in the league) while going 46.8% from the field. The Hawks are shooting 37.7% on shots from beyond the arc (734 of 1,946) and 80.7% from the free throw line. As a team, Atlanta is pulling down 44.4 boards per game and has accumulated 1,414 dimes so far this year, which ranks 16th in the league in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 12.4 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 18.5 fouls on a nightly basis.
On defense, the Hawks are able to force 12.4 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 20.1 personal fouls. They are conceding 36.2% on 3-point attempts and they are ranked 22nd in the NBA in PPG allowed (111.8). The Hawks defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 46.6% (2,410 of 5,169) and they surrender 43.7 rebounds per contest as a team. They are currently ranked 25th in the NBA in giving up assists with 1,493 relinquished for the campaign.
For their last game, the Bulls walked away with a victory by a final of 125-118 against the Kings. The Bulls recorded 34 defensive boards and 13 offensive boards for a total of 47 in this matchup. They gave up possession of the ball 11 times, while recording 8 steals for the game. The Kings committed 13 fouls for the game which took the Bulls to the charity stripe for a total of 20 tries. They were able to bury 19 of the free throws for a percentage of 95.0%. Regarding shots from downtown, Chicago made 12 of their 29 tries (41.4%). When the final whistle was blown, the Bulls ended up going 47 out of 94 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 50.0%. The Bulls permitted the Kings to make 43 of their 84 tries from the floor which had them at 51.2% for this game. They finished 40.0% from 3-point land via 12 of 30 and finished the game at 20 of 22 at the free throw line (90.9%). With respect to cleaning the glass, Chicago allowed Sacramento to pull down 29 overall (7 on the offensive side).
DeMar DeRozan was important for the Bulls for the game. DeRozan tallied 38 points in his 41 minutes on the court and had 6 dimes in the game. He made 16 of 27 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 59.3%, and accounted for 6 rebounds.
Chicago has a mark of 38-21 so far this year. When it comes to executing on offense, the Bulls are shooting 48.3% from the field, which has them ranked 1st in the NBA. Chicago has accumulated 6,645 points this year (112.6 per contest) and they pull in 43.4 rebounds per contest. They are earning an assist 24.5 times per game (13th in basketball) and they turn the ball over 13.0 times per contest. The Bulls commit 18.6 fouls every game and they shoot 81.7% from the charity stripe.
The Chicago defense concedes 36.3% on 3-point attempts (690 of 1,899) and opponents are converting on 79.7% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have given up 25.0 assists and 43.2 boards every game, which is 20th and 8th in the league. The Bulls on defense are ranked 18th in the league in PPG given up with 110.4. They are forcing their opponents into 13.3 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 46.7% from the floor (25th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Atlanta
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