The Atlanta Hawks will take on the Chicago Bulls at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday at the United Center. Chicago is 38-21 overall and 23-8 at home, while the Hawks are 28-30 overall and 11-17 on the road. The Bulls return from the All-Star break riding a five-game winning streak.
Chicago is favored by three points in the latest Bulls vs. Hawks odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under is set at 236.5. Before entering any Hawks vs. Bulls picks, you'll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Bulls vs. Hawks spread: Bulls -3
- Bulls vs. Hawks over-under: 236 points
What you need to know about the Bulls
Chicago went into the All-Star break on a five-game winning streak that propelled the Bulls to a tie for first place in the Eastern Conference. Their most recent outing was a 125-118 win over Sacramento last Wednesday. DeMar DeRozan became the first player in NBA history to score 35 or more points and shoot 50 percent or better in seven consecutive games.
He has also scored 30-plus points in eight straight games, becoming the first Chicago player to do so since Michael Jordan in 1996. The Bulls have averaged 121.2 points per game during their winning streak. They have covered the spread in eight of their last 10 home games.
What you need to know about the Hawks
Atlanta went into the All-Star break with some momentum of its own, winning consecutive games against Cleveland and Orlando. The Hawks, who have been dealing with some injury issues this season, are currently in tenth place in the Eastern Conference. They have not been above the .500 mark since Dec. 6, but they are only two games under .500 heading into Thursday night's game.
Forward John Collins (foot), who is the team's second-leading scorer and rebounder, missed the final three games before the All-Star break and is not expected to play on Thursday. Point guard Trae Young leads Atlanta with 27.8 points and 9.3 assists per game. The Hawks have covered the spread in 11 of their last 16 games.
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