Bulls vs. Hawks best bet: Can Bulls cover in second straight game?

Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports /

The Chicago Bulls snapped their losing streak with a win over the Miami Heat on Tuesday night, and they’re back in action in Atlanta to take on Trae Young and the Hawks on Wednesday.

Chicago is 3-2 against the spread in the second leg of a back-to-back this season, and the team is set as an underdog in this game.

The Hawks have underperformed expectations this season, but John Collins and Dejounte Murray are now back in the lineup after missing time with injuries.

The Bulls were rocked by the report that Zach LaVine and the franchise aren’t seeing eye-to-eye, but they responded with a big win.

Do they keep the momentum going on Wednesday night? Here’s a look at the latest odds:

Bulls vs. Hawks odds, spread and total

Bulls vs. Hawks prediction and pick

The Hawks have struggled as home favorites this season, going just 4-8 against the spread, and I’m not sold on them covering this number against Chicago.

The Bulls, despite their struggles, are barely behind the Hawks in net rating this season. Atlanta is 21st in the league at -1.4 while the Bulls sit in 23rd at -1.5.

Atlanta has really struggled on offense with Trae Young in a shooting slump, ranking 19th in the league in offensive rating.

The Bulls are 7-5-1 against the spread as road dogs this season, a solid number considering how poor their record has been on the road (5-11 straight up).

I think Chicago matches up well with Atlanta, who will be without Clint Capela, on the wings and should keep this game close.

Both of these teams are underachieving at this point in the season, so I’d prefer not to lay the number with the Hawks.

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