Both teams will be on back to backs as the 14-10 Chicago Bulls will travel to play the 15-8 Atlanta Hawks in an NBA pro basketball game on Saturday night. Tip off time from Atlanta is scheduled for 7PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass channel.
The point spread opened up in this NBA game with the home team Atlanta Hawks favored by -3 points with a total of 183 points. When the odds opened up a few hours ago it was Atlanta a -3 point favorite and the total was lined at 183 ½ points. We have seen no movement on the side and a ½ point move under the total.
The two teams met four times last season with Chicago winning three of the four games. Each team covered twice.
The Bulls have won two straight and are winners of four of their past five games. They go into Madison Square Garden last night and pull out a 110-106 road win at the New York Knicks as a +6 ½ point underdog. The total went over 187 ½ points. Chicago carried a 22 lead after three quarters but got outscored by New York 45-27 in the final stanza to hold on for the win. Luol Deng had a big game with 29 points and 13 rebounds.
The Hawks drop their second straight game last night and third in four contests in a 99-80 road defeat to the Philadelphia 76ers as a -2 point favorite. The game ended under 188 points. Atlanta had a tough shooting night making 39% from the floor. They allow the 76ers 51% shooting. On the year the team averages 96 points a game ranking 16th in the league. Josh Smith leads the team with 16 points and 8 rebounds a game.