It is the first game of a four-game road trip for the Hawks and a back-to-back NBA betting situation as Atlanta was home lasts night versus Utah.
Basketball betting has this as the 5th game of a six-game homestand for the Bulls. The Hawks have won six of the last ten meetings against Chicago although they are just 5-5 against the NBA betting odds in those games. The teams played in Atlanta earlier this month and the Hawks blew the Bulls off the court in a 118-83 basketball betting win. The Bulls have won three of the last five games at home against Atlanta but they have lost the last two including both games last year. The Hawks won 105-102 and 113-108 at Chicago a year ago. The last five meetings between the two teams have all gone over the basketball betting total.
The Hawks have been one of the better teams to wager on in basketball betting this season. They have been excellent at home and they have even better value on the road in NBA betting. The Hawks are a sizzling 8-3 in basketball betting away from home this season. The Hawks have been going over the total at home but under the basketball betting total on the road. Joe Johnson has been leading a potent Atlanta offense that ranks in the Top 5 in the league. Atlanta’s defense is right around the Top 10 and that makes them a very good team to consider on a nightly basis in basketball betting.
On the other side of this basketball betting matchup you have the Bulls and there is not much to like about Chicago. They have one of the worst records in the league versus the basketball betting number and it hasn’t mattered whether they are home or on the road. The Bulls simply are not very good. The Bulls are next to last in the NBA in offense and their defense is nothing special, ranking right in the middle of the league. Chicago has been going under the basketball betting total at home and that is about the only thing you can say positively about the Bulls. Losing Ben Gordon in the NBA betting off-season crippled the Bulls offensively and it is only a matter of time before a new coach takes over in Chicago.