Atlanta Hawks at Chicago Bulls Betting Preview

The Atlanta Hawks and Chicago Bulls are set to play the final game on Wednesday in the NBA Play-In Tournament. The Atlanta Hawks are the 10th seed in the East, as they went 36-46 on the season. The Hawks lost their final six games of the regular season. But, the Hawks beat the Bulls to start the month, which was their last win.

For the Chicago Bulls,  they are 39-43 on the season. The Bulls went 5-5 over their last 10 games. The 9th seed in the East is coming off an overtime loss at the New York Knicks to finish their season.

The Chicago Bulls are -3.5 in this game.

Struggling Atlanta Hawks

The Atlanta Hawks have struggled in April. To put it lightly that is. The Hawks finished the regular season by allowing 157 points in a loss to the Pacers. Atlanta has been one of the worst defensive teams in the league, and that effort showed it. Offensively, the Hawks are scoring 118.3 per game, which is third in the league.

Atlanta is sixth in three point shots made, with just shy of 14 per game. The Hawks are 6th in rebounding, with nearly 45 per game. Trae Young is back for the Hawks. He missed from February 23rd until April 10th. In his three games back, he has struggled a bit, but is still the top scoring option for Atlanta.

DeJounte Murray had a great regular season for Atlanta. He missed just four games all season. The guard finished the regular season with more than 22 points per game, 6.4 assists and 5.3 rebounds per game. The Hawks also saw Jalen Johnson emerge as a leader offensively, but he will miss this game with an ankle injury.

Up and Down Chicago

The month of April has pretty much been up and down for Chicago. The Bulls are 5-5 in their last 10 and 3-4 during the month of April. The Bulls won games at Detroit and Washington. During those games, the Bulls scored 128 points per game. In the three previous losses, the Bulls are scoring just 111.3 per game.

DeMar DeRozan is the top scoring option for Chicago. He comes into the postseason scoring 24 points per game. He is also dishing out 5.3 assists per game. Zach LaVine played in just 23 games for Chicago before going out to injury. Coby White stepped in his place and scored 19.1 per game.

Chicago as a team is scoring 112.3 points per game, which is 22nd in the league. The Bulls are one of the worst three point shooting teams, with just 11.5 makes per game. Chicago does a solid job of crashing the boards. The Bulls are ripping down 11.2 offensive rebounds per game.

Hawks Eliminate Bulls

The Atlanta Hawks are going to grab a win in this game. They won at the beginning of the month without Young, and now they are going to end the Bulls season. Atlanta is more talented than Chicago.

The Hawks have two elite guards that can take over the game. Chicago has been an average basketball team all season. That continues. We are taking the Atlanta Hawks on the moneyline. Take Atlanta +130 over Chicago on Wednesday!

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