Chicago vs Atlanta NBA Odds Preview
The Atlanta Hawks host the Chicago Bulls on Friday night in NBA action. The Bulls (30-26) are in third place in the Central Division and are coming off a 109-104 home win over the Washington Wizards. The Hawks (31-27) are in second place in the Southeast Division and are coming off a 102-92 home loss to Golden State. Find out more about the latest NBA betting spread for this match up.
Chicago Bulls vs Atlanta Hawks NBA Odds Preview
When: Friday, February 26, 2016, 8:00 PM ET
Where: Philips Arena, Atlanta, GA
TV: ESPN, CSNC, FSSE
Radio: Atlanta Hawks Radio Network
Live Stream: NBA Live
NBA Odds: TBA
Why should you bet on the Bulls?
One reason why you should have hope for the Bulls in the playoffs is that they were able to hold off a pretty good Bulls team at home with both Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler on the shelf with injuries. Even so, Mike Dunleavy and Doug McDermott each poured in 14 points, and Taj Gibson and E’Twaun Moore each added 17 points. Tony Snell was money from downtown, going four for five from distance. Their ability to play well as a group during adversity will serve them well in the postseason.
Why should you put your money on Atlanta?
The Hawks are a lot tougher opponent than the Wizards were, and if the Bulls don’t have Butler and/or Rose in the lineup, Atlanta will have a much easier time knocking the Bulls off at home. Atlanta just gave Golden State an extremely tough game, finishing the third period on a 28-6 run and taking the lead for a short time early in the fourth period, led by Al Horford’s 23 points. A depleted Bulls squad will have its hands more than full, so check your injury reports before you place your bet on this game.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
I like the Hawks to take care of the Bulls at home, especially if the Bulls have one or two of their key players out. If both Butler and Rose are out, I like the Hawks to win, 108-92.