The Hawks are solid NBA betting favorites at home against a weak Chicago team. Here is a look at the current numbers for both teams and the trends in this series.
Basketball betting favors Atlanta for good reason. The Hawks are the superior team and the situation is not in favor of Chicago. The Bulls played last night at home against New Jersey so they will have no rest for this basketball betting contest against the Hawks.
Chicago has officially been a bust so far this season in basketball betting. They haven’t won at home or on the road. They are abysmal on the road though as they are 3-8 against the NBA betting odds. There is simply not a lot to like about Chicago. The Bulls are near the bottom of the league in offense and although their defense is decent, it nowhere near makes up for the lack of offense. The Bulls are a go-against team in basketball betting and they are also a team to bet under the NBA betting total.
Atlanta has been excellent this basketball betting season. They are 14-6 both straight up and against the NBA betting odds. The Hawks are a very profitable 7-3 against the basketball betting line at home this season. They are 8th in the league in points scored led by Joe Johnson who is putting up more than 21 points per game. The Hawks may not have enough to take away the Southeast Division from the Magic but they are a definite playoff team and a dangerous team in basketball betting.
The only concern if you like the Hawks in this basketball betting matchup against the Bulls is that the teams have split their last ten meetings. That is both straight up and against the basketball betting odds. The teams played three times last season and the Hawks did win all three but two of the three were close. The Hawks won 105-102 and 113-108 in Chicago and they won 129-117 at home. Each of those three games went over the basketball betting total and that makes it four straight games in this series going over. The Hawks have won three of the last four at home versus Chicago and they are 2-2 against the spread.