Atlanta Hawks vs. Chicago Bulls
How To Watch:
Date: Monday, January 23rd
Game Time: 8:00 pm EST
TV: NBA TV
Venue: United Center, Chicago, Illinois
Record: Bulls (21-24, 10th in the Eastern Conference), Hawks (24-23, eighth in the Eastern Conference)
Things To Know:
-The teams meet for the third of a four game series this season. In the last matchup on December 21, the Bulls won 110-108, led by Demar DeRozan’s 28 points and a buzzer beating putback jumper by Ayo Dosunmu.
-The Bulls are 17-13 in Eastern Conference games, while the Hawks are 17-16 in conference matchups.
-Chicago, at home, is 11-10-1 against the spread this season.
-Atlanta, on the road, is 10-13-1 against the spread this season.
Why the Bulls Can Win
The Bulls are 2-1 on this current homestand, including wins in their last two games. They are averaging 127 points per game in that stretch. The Bulls lead the league ATS when coming off a win this season, going 13-5-2 (72.2%). The Hawks could be without Onyeka Okongwu (day-to-day), and Bogdan Bogdanovic (day-to-day) due to injury.
Why The Hawks Can Win
The Hawks are looking to extend their road winning streak to five games. Their last road win came on January 18 against the Dallas Mavericks, 130-122. On their best 10 game run of the season, going 7-3, the Hawks have been spreading the ball around more on offense and taking what the defense gives them. The Hawks are above average ATS as a road underdog this season, going 8-7-1 (53.3%). The Bulls will be without Lonzo Ball (left knee), and Javonte Green (right knee). Goran Dragic is day-to-day due to a non-COVID illness.
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