Hawks Vs Bulls: NBA Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – May 1, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on May 1, 2021

Trae Young leads the Atlanta Hawks (34-30) into a matchup against the Chicago Bulls (26-37) after scoring 32 points in a 126-104 loss to the 76ers. The Hawks are 5.5-point favorites in the game on Saturday, May 1, 2021, which tips off at 8:00 PM ET on BSSE. The matchup has an over/under of 211.5.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of May 1, 2021, 7:05 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Hawks vs Bulls Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of May 1

Hawks:
Cam Reddish: Out (Achilles),
Kevin Huerter: Out (Shoulder),
Bogdan Bogdanovic: Out (Hamstring),
De’Andre Hunter: Out (Knee)

Bulls:
Zach LaVine: Out (Health and Safety Protocols),
Lauri Markkanen: Out (Illness),
Troy Brown Jr.: Out (Ankle)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Hawks (-5.5)
Total Pick Over (211.5)
Prediction Hawks 116, Bulls 108

The DraftKings line for this game has the Hawks favored by 5.5, while the model predicts they’ll win by slightly more (7.3 points).

The model projects a total (224.1 points) much higher than the one set by DraftKings for this matchup (211.5 points). Take the over.

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Hawks Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Trae Young 55 25.4 3.9 9.5 0.9 0.2 2.3
John Collins 55 17.7 7.5 1.3 0.5 1.0 1.2
De’Andre Hunter 20 16.0 5.1 2.1 0.9 0.5 1.6
Clint Capela 56 15.3 14.6 0.8 0.7 2.1 0.0
Bogdan Bogdanovic 37 15.2 3.7 3.2 1.0 0.2 3.0

Hawks Player Props

  • Young’s PRA prop over/under for the game is set at 37.5, 1.2 lower than his season average of 38.7.
  • Clint Capela’s rebounding prop total for the contest is posted at 14.5 rebounds, 0.1 rebounds lower than his season average of 14.6.
  • Bogdan Bogdanovic’s three pointers made prop over/under for the contest is set at 4.5, 1.5 shots greater than his season average of 3.0.
  • Cam Reddish’s steals prop total for the game is set at 1.5, 0.2 steals greater than his season average of 1.3.

Bulls Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Zach LaVine 53 27.5 5.1 5.1 0.8 0.5 3.4
Nikola Vucevic 64 23.8 11.5 3.7 1.0 0.7 2.6
Coby White 60 14.9 4.1 4.7 0.6 0.2 2.2
Lauri Markkanen 42 14.3 5.3 0.9 0.5 0.3 2.4
Thaddeus Young 59 12.0 6.1 4.2 1.1 0.6 0.2

Bulls Player Props

  • Zach LaVine’s PRA prop over/under for the game is listed at 33.5, 4.2 lower than his season average of 37.7.
  • Nikola Vucevic’s PRA prop over/under for the contest is set at 38.5, 0.5 less than his season average of 39.0.
  • LaVine’s three pointers made prop over/under for the game is set at 2.5, 0.9 shots lower than his season average of 3.4.
  • Daniel Theis’ blocks prop over/under for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.6 blocks higher than his season average of 0.9.

Shooting Trends

  • This season, the Hawks have a 46.2% shooting percentage from the field, which is 1.3% lower than the 47.5% of shots the Bulls’ opponents have made.
  • In games Atlanta shoots better than 47.5% from the field, it is 19-7 against the spread and 18-8 overall.
  • Chicago has an 18-7 record against the spread and an 18-8 record overall when allowing its opponents to knock down more than 46.2% of their shots from the field.
  • The Bulls have shot at a 47.8% clip from the field this season, 1.4 percentage points greater than the 46.4% shooting opponents of the Hawks have averaged.
  • This season, Chicago has a 24-15 record against the spread and a 19-21 record overall in games the team collectively shoots higher than 46.4% from the field.
  • Atlanta is 26-11-1 against the spread and 29-9 overall in games it allows opponents to shoot higher than 47.8% from the field.
  • The Hawks’ 37% three-point shooting percentage this season is only 1.6 percentage points higher than opponents of the Bulls have shot from beyond the arc (35.4%).
  • Atlanta has put together a 27-10-1 record against the spread and a 27-11 straight-up record in games this season when the team makes more than 35.4% of its three-point attempts.
  • Chicago is 20-13 against the spread and 20-14 overall when its opponents shoot better than 37% from deep.
  • The Bulls’ three-point shooting percentage this season (36.6%) is just 1.7 percentage points higher than opponents of the Hawks are averaging (34.9%).
  • Chicago has a 24-13 ATS record and is 19-18 straight-up when the team makes more than 34.9% of its three-point attempts.
  • Atlanta has a 26-12 ATS record and a 26-12 straight-up record in games this season it has shot better than 36.6% from three-point distance.
  • The Hawks’ 12.4 made three-pointers per game this season are the same per game average that the Bulls give up.
  • The Hawks make the 16th-most three-pointers in the league, while the Bulls give up the third-fewest makes from beyond the arc.

Hawks vs Bulls Stat Rankings

Hawks Rank Hawks AVG Bulls AVG Bulls Rank
15th 112.6 Points Scored 111.1 20th
15th 111.6 Points Allowed 112.6 19th
8th 45.3 Rebounds 44.7 13th
5th 10.7 Off. Rebounds 9.4 21st
16th 12.4 3pt Made 12.4 17th
21st 23.9 Assists 26.9 5th
11th 12.8 Turnovers 14.8 28th

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