Bulls vs Hawks Free NBA Pick, 11-9-2016 – BetSheet.com
Chicago Bulls vs Atlanta Hawks
Free Pick by: Johnny Pham
Odds: Atlanta Hawks -3, 204
Time: November 9th, 7:30pm EST
It appears that Chicago may need some time to find out their identity with their new roster. Chicago has been an inconsistent ball club through the first week and a half of the season winning their first three games, with two of the victories coming against top contenders in the Eastern Conference, Boston and Indiana. The Bulls then proceeded to lose on the road to both aforementioned teams by wide margins, and also threw in a 13-point loss to the Knicks at home during their three-game losing streak.
Jimmy Butler leads the way averaging 21 PPG, followed by Dwayne Wade who is averaging 16.9 PPG, while Taj Gibson leads the team with 9.4 RPG and Rajon Rondo leads Chicago with 6.7 dimes per game.
Chicago leads the NBA in rebounding margin averaging 49.6 RPG while the opposition averages 38.3 rebounds against. The Hawks rank 5th in rebounding margin.
Atlanta is off to a good start to the 2016-17 season but they have had the benefit of playing some bottom dwellers. Three of their first five opponents rank in the bottom ten in the NBA power rankings, which definitely reduces the quality of the Hawks’ victories. Nevertheless, the Hawks head into Wednesday’s matchup with a 5-2 record a bit of winning momentum.
Dwight Howard and Paul Millsap, the undisputed team leaders, have combined for seven double-doubles over their first six games. Both players provide an offensive prowess and add Kyle Korver on the perimeter, this team should be able to put points on the board.
The Hawks rank 9th in the NBA allowing 98 PPG and rank 2nd in the NBA with 10.57 steals per game.
Bulls vs Hawks Pick & Prediction
What is Johnny Pham Predicting?
The Chicago Bulls and Atlanta Hawks play similar styles of basketball, but there’s an interesting difference between these squads as the Bulls get production from their guards while the Hawks receive production from their front court. This game boils down to rebounding and FG%. By the end of the season the Hawks will be a better team than the Bulls but it’s still unclear if Kyle Korver will play tonight due to the birth of his child. We have two similar teams on the court and it should be a tightly contested game which is why I advise to take the +3 points.
Bulls vs Hawks Free NBA Pick: Chicago Bulls +3