BASKETBALL expert Ashfaq Hussain (@Broke_No_Joke) was bursting to share this bet from Monday night’s NBA action with us.
Chicago Bulls @ Atlanta Hawks | Tuesday 00.35
How are the Bulls underdogs tonight?
Yes, they played last night against the Heat but it was a game I watched live and come the end of the third quarter, the game was over. Chicago led 72-48 and Derrick Rose only played 27 minutes. The rest of the starters never really broke sweat after half-time.
Looking at some other stats between the two side’s tonight you can see the Hawks have not beaten the Bulls in the last five games they’ve faced each other. Most of those matches came without Rose!
I know Atlanta have been in form this season and were on a nine-game winning streak, which come to an end in Orlando the other night, but they where lucky to beat the Magic in the previous fixture.
The Hawks have outscored and beat teams shooting the three-ball, but I don’t see the Bulls allowing them to many of them tonight. And ex-Bull Kyle Korver should be kept quiet tonight by Jimmy Butler – Chicago should out rebound them on the boards.
It could be a close game tonight. I’m not saying Hawks will get hammered but I see the Bulls taking this in the first-half and then just making it difficult for Atlanta to bite back in the tie.
Chicago Bulls @ Atlanta Hawks – Chicago Bulls to win (6/5 William Hill)
Chicago Bulls @ Atlanta Hawks – winning margin 7-way = 6-10 points (11/5 Bet365)