NBA betting action continues on Monday night from United Center, where the Chicago Bulls will host the Atlanta Hawks in a battle on the NBA betting odds. Don’t miss out on this one, which should be a great clash. The NBA television schedule shows this 8:00 ET tip happening on NBA TV.
Free Basketball Picks: Atlanta Hawks @ Chicago Bulls
Date: Monday, January 14th, 8:00 ET
Location: United Center, Chicago, IL
NBA Betting Odds: Chicago -4.5
Hawks vs. Bulls Live TV: NBA TV
The Hawks and the Bulls are two of the worst ATS teams in the game this year. Chicago is a just dreadful 4-16 ATS and 10-10 SU while playing at the United Center, and that just has to improve as the year goes on. Atlanta’s form has been pretty bad of late, losing games to the Washington Wizards and Cleveland Cavaliers on the road of late. It’s also a bad matchup to say the least for the Hawks. They do have F Josh Smith, but who else do they have to guard all of the Chicago big men? The combination of F Luol Deng, F Carlos Boozer, and C Joakim Noah are just too good. Deng is going to have to guard someone significantly smaller than him, and though that could cause some problems on defense, if the guards for the Hawks aren’t knocking down their shots from the outside, there isn’t really a shot for Atlanta to succeed. There’s also a little of payback here that should be in store, knowing that the Hawks kicked the Bulls’ butts in December 92-75 at Phillips Arena.
Hawks @ Bulls Pick: Chicago Bulls -4.5
Hawks @ Bulls Prediction: Bulls 96 – Hawks 88