Chicago Bulls vs Atlanta Hawks Prediction, 2/12/2024 Preview and Pick


Game: Chicago Bulls vs Atlanta Hawks

Date: Monday, February 12, 2024

Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA

TV: Bally Sports Southeast-Atlanta

State Farm Arena is the site where the Atlanta Hawks (24-29) will try to beat the Chicago Bulls (25-28) on Monday.

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The Bulls faced the Magic and ended up losing by a score of 114-108 in their last contest. Chicago finished the contest having earned a 43.4% FG percentage (43 of 99) and made 12 of 37 shots from distance. At the free throw line, the Bulls converted 10 of their 14 tries for a percentage of 71.4%. When talking about hauling in boards, they earned a total of 43 with 18 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 21 assists for the game in addition to forcing the opposition into 15 turnovers and getting 10 steals. In terms of defense, Chicago let their opponent shoot 46.6% from the floor on 41 out of 88 shooting. Orlando earned 23 dimes and had 4 steals for the game. Moreover, Orlando pulled down 48 rebounds (13 offensive, 35 defensive) and got 6 blocks. Orlando finished shooting 73.1% at the free throw line by burying 19 of their 26 attempts. They also buried 13 of 39 shots from distance. With respect to personal fouls, the Bulls finished with 24 while the Magic totaled 18 personal fouls.

DeMar DeRozan is one guy who came through for this contest. DeRozan finished the game shooting 45.8% from the floor and also earned 4 dimes. He saw the court for 44 minutes played and grabbed 4 boards. He ended up with 28 points on 11 out of 24 shooting.

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Chicago enters this one with a record of 25-28 on the year. They lose possession by turning the ball over 12.4 times per contest and as a group they commit 19.2 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Chicago is snagging 43.5 rebounds per contest and is sitting with 1,292 assists this year, which has them ranked 26th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Bulls are hitting 35.8% on three-point attempts (621 of 1,735) and 79.1% from the charity stripe. They average 111.5 pts per game (26th in the league) while going 46.6% from the floor.

When they are on the defensive end, the Bulls have forced 14.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 18.8 personal fouls. They are giving up 36.8% from 3-point land while they are 11th in basketball in PPG allowed (112.8). The Bulls defensively are allowing a shooting percentage of 47.0% (2,151 of 4,580) and they concede 43.6 boards per game as a team. They currently rank 23rd in the league in allowing assists with 1,472 surrendered this season.

When they last played, the Hawks got the victory with a final of 122-113 when they faced the Rockets. The Hawks snagged 32 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 41 in the matchup. They coughed it up 11 times, while recording 7 steals in this contest. The Rockets committed 26 fouls for the matchup which took the Hawks to the free throw line for 37 tries. They were able to make 28 of the free throws for a percentage of 75.7%. Concerning shots from 3-point land, Atlanta knocked down 14 of their 41 attempts (34.1%). When the final whistle was blown, the Hawks shot 40 out of 88 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 45.5%. The Hawks permitted the Rockets to make 44 of their 100 tries from the field which had them shooting 44.0% for the game. They finished 30.2% from 3-point land by shooting 13 of 43 and finished the contest at 12 out of 19 at the charity stripe (63.2%). Concerning how they attacked the glass, Atlanta allowed Houston to grab 58 in total (16 offensive).

Dejounte Murray ended up being important for the Hawks in this game. Murray totaled 34 points in his 40 mins on the hardwood and accounted for 7 assists in this game. He buried 9 out of 19 for this game for a field goal rate of 47.4%, and accumulated 6 rebounds.

Atlanta has a mark of 24-29 on the year. The Hawks are responsible for committing 18.8 fouls per contest while shooting 81.1% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 26.2 times per game (18th in basketball) and they are turning it over 13.4 times per game. Atlanta has accounted for 6,448 pts for the year (121.7 per contest) and they collect 44.8 rebounds per contest. On the offensive side of the ball, the Hawks are shooting 46.7% from the field, which is ranked 22nd in the NBA.

The Atlanta defense surrenders 38.6% on shots from beyond the arc (743 of 1,927) and their opponents are converting on 78.8% of their foul shots. They give up 28.6 dimes and 44.7 total rebounds per game, which ranks them 27th and 23rd in basketball. The Hawks are ranked 29th in the league in points given up per game with 123.7. They have forced 14.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 50.1% from the field (28th in basketball).

Who will win tonight’s NBA game against the spread?

Josh Schonwald’s Pick: Take Atlanta

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