The 28-18 Chicago Bulls will be the road team and will be on a back to back when they face a rested 26-19 Atlanta Hawks in an NBA pro basketball game on Saturday night. Tip off time from Atlanta is slated for 7PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.
The odds from this NBA game will be released on Saturday afternoon as Noah, Hinrich and Boozer for Chicago are listed as questionable with various ailments.
The teams met twice this season with each club winning and covering the spread in their home game. Each game went under the total. Their last meeting was held on January 14th and the Hawks were held to just 58 points in a humiliating defeat at Chicago.
The Bulls are 13-7 on the road this season. Their two game win streak was snapped on Friday in a 93-89 road defeat as a +5 point underdog to Brooklyn. The game went over 180 ½ points. Chicago shot 44.2% from the floor and was ice cold from three hitting on 1 of 13. They allow the Nets 52% shooting to pull down 11 more rebounds. Luol Deng had 18 points and 6 rebounds in the loss. The Bulls played without Kirk Hinrich, Carlos Boozer and Joakim Noah due to injury and are all questionable for Saturday night.
Atlanta has a home record of 16-7 on the year. They team has won four of their past five games after a 93-92 home win on Wednesday to the Toronto Raptors as a -7 point betting favorite. The total came in at under 196 ½ points. The Hawks shot 48% from the floor and 10 of 26 from the three point line. They survive losing the rebounding battle by 16 rebounds by allowing Toronto 38.8% shooting. Center Al Horford had 22 points and 10 rebounds on 10 of 15 shooting. The Hawks are a top six shooting team this season in both field goal and from the three point line.