Hawks vs Bulls Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Wednesday, December 21, 2022

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The Atlanta Hawks (16-15) hit the court against the Chicago Bulls (12-18) as 5.5-point favorites on Wednesday, December 21, 2022 at 7:30 PM ET on NBCS. The matchup has a 236.5 point total.

How to bet Hawks vs. Bulls

Atlanta Hawks vs. Chicago Bulls Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 5.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Hawks as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, the Hawks have -224 odds to pick up the win, while the Bulls are listed at +185 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 236.5 points.

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Hawks vs. Bulls Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Wednesday, December 21, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NBCS
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Arena: State Farm Arena

Hawks vs. Bulls Betting Trends

The Hawks have played 31 games, with 12 wins against the spread. Atlanta has won 11, or 64.7%, of the 17 contests in which it was the favorite this year. Hawks games this year have hit the over on 18 of 30 set point totals.

The Bulls have 14 wins against the spread in 30 games this season. Chicago has a 7-12 record in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 36.8% of those games). Bulls games this year have eclipsed the over/under 43.3% of the time (13 out of 30 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players


Hawks Leaders
Trae Young 28 27.3 2.8 10 0.7 0.1 2.1
Dejounte Murray 26 20.6 5.4 6.1 1.8 0.4 2.1
Bogdan Bogdanovic 8 18.1 4.3 2 0.6 0.1 3.9
De’Andre Hunter 26 15.4 3.8 1.2 0.3 0.2 1.5
John Collins 23 12.3 7.4 1.3 0.9 1.3 0.7


Bulls Leaders
DeMar DeRozan 30 25.8 4.9 4.7 0.8 0.4 0.4
Zach LaVine 26 21.7 4.4 4.2 1.2 0 2.8
Nikola Vucevic 30 16.7 10.5 3 0.6 0.8 1.7
Ayo Dosunmu 28 9.5 3.1 2.7 0.6 0.3 0.9
Patrick Williams 30 9.5 3.8 1.3 0.6 0.9 1.4
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Hawks: Clint Capela: Out (Calf)

Bulls: Javonte Green: Out (Right Knee), Lonzo Ball: Out (Knee)

What you need to know about the Atlanta Hawks

With 114.3 points per game on offense, Atlanta ranks 14th in the NBA. At the other end, it gives up 115.4 points per contest, which ranks 19th in the league. The Hawks average 114.4 points per game in home games, compared to 114.2 points per game away from home, a difference of 0.2 points per contest. The Hawks have seen an increase in scoring lately, putting up 116.2 points per game in their last 10 contests, 1.9 points more than the 114.3 they’ve scored this season.

In terms of three-pointers, Atlanta is struggling, as it ranks second-worst in the league in three-pointers made (10.2 per game) and fifth-worst in three-point percentage (33%). Of the shots taken by the Hawks in 2022-23, 66.7% of them have been two-pointers (76.4% of the team’s made baskets) and 33.3% have been three-pointers (23.6%).

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What you need to know about the Chicago Bulls

Chicago is 15th in the NBA in points scored (113.2 per game) and 18th in points conceded (114.7). The Bulls score 112.7 points per game at home, and 113.6 on the road. Over their past 10 games, the Bulls are scoring 115.6 points per game, 2.4 more than their season average (113.2).

Beyond the arc, Chicago is fifth-worst in the league in 3-pointers made per game (10.6). It is ranked 10th in 3-point percentage at 36.7%. In 2022-23, the Bulls have taken 33.3% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 66.7% percent from inside it. In terms of made shots, 25.3% of the Bulls’ buckets have been 3-pointers, and 74.7% have been 2-pointers.

Our prediction to win this matchup is the Hawks, and we project that Bulls will cover the spread (Hawks -5.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 236.5 points.

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Dan Smullen

Hailing all the way from Dublin, Ireland, Dan Smullen has BSC. in the Sports and Exercise Sciences from the University of Limerick. He is data obsessed. In the past he has worked both as a video performance analyst and provided biometric performance testing and analysis for professional rugby teams. Dan is obsessed about helping the average punter become more successful at sports betting through the assistance of good sports betting data analysis. He has worked with over 200 journalists at multiple editorial teams in his previous role as Head of Search for the largest national news publisher in Ireland.

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