Hawks vs Bulls NBA Play-In Preview (4/17/24): Odds, Lineups, Injuries & Stats

Written By Editorial Team on April 16, 2024
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The Atlanta Hawks are set to play the Chicago Bulls at 9:30 p.m. ET on Thursday in the NBA Play-In Game. The game will be played at the United Center in Chicago, and will be broadcast on ESPN. NBA odds favor the Bulls with a -3.0-point spread and an over/under of 220.5. This NBA Play-In matchup presents key betting opportunities for NBA fans.

Hawks vs. Bulls pregame odds for Wednesday

NBA betting odds for the upcoming game between the Hawks and the Bulls indicate a competitive game ahead. DraftKings, FanDuel, and other sportsbooks present closely matched moneyline odds and point spreads. The point spread is set at -3.0 in favor of the Bulls across multiple Ohio sports betting apps, with the over/under hovering around 220 to 220.5. This setup suggests a tight game, making it a focal point for NBA betting enthusiasts.

  • Bet365: Bulls -3, over/under 220
  • BetMGM: Bulls -3, over under 220.5
  • Caesars: Bulls -3, over/under 220
  • BetRivers: Bulls -3, over/under 220.5

Odds are subject to change and may vary between sportsbooks for the Hawks vs Bulls.

Hawks vs. Bulls projected starting lineups for Wednesday

Atlanta Hawks starting lineup for Wednesday night

  • PG: Trae Young
  • SG: Dejounte Murray
  • SF: Bogdan Bogdanovic
  • PF: Mouhamed Gueye
  • C: Clint Capela

Chicago Bulls starting lineup for Wednesday night

  • PG: Coby White
  • SG: Alex Caruso
  • SF: Javonte Green
  • PF: DeMar DeRozan
  • C: Nikola Vucevic

Projected lineups and injuries are pulled from Sportsdata.

Hawks vs. Bulls injuries for Wednesday’s play-in game

Hawks: Key players out include Onyeka Okongwu (Toe), Saddiq Bey (ACL), and Jalen Johnson (Ankle). Wesley Matthews (Hamstring) and Seth Lundy (Ankle) are questionable. These injuries could impact the Hawks’ defensive and offensive rotations.

Bulls: Zach LaVine (Foot) and Patrick Williams (Foot) are sidelined. Lonzo Ball remains out with a knee injury. Andre Drummond (Ankle) and Ayo Dosunmu (Quadricep) are questionable, potentially affecting the Bulls’ rebounding and backcourt depth.

Team standings & stats for Wednesday’s game

The Eastern Conference gets its shot at the NBA Play-In Tournament. The Los Angeles Lakers and New Orleans Pelicans Play-In game in the Western Conference is tonight. The winner of the Hawks and Bulls plays the loser of the Miami Heat and Philadelphia 76ers. The winner of that game will play the No. 1 seed in the East the Boston Celtics. The winner of the Heat and 76ers plays the New York Knicks. The Hawks and Bulls played three times in the regular season, with Chicago winning two of those matchups.

Atlanta Hawks team stats before the play-in

The Atlanta Hawks hold a season record of 36-46, positioning them 10th in the Eastern Conference and 3rd in the Southeast Division. Their performance metrics include a points-per-game average of 118.3 and a points-allowed per-game average of 120.5. The Hawks’ field goal and three-point percentages are 46.5% and 36.4%, respectively. In their last game against the Indiana Pacers, the Hawks lost 157-115 with a field goal percentage of 43.8% and a three-point percentage of 33.3%.

  • Points per game: 118.3
  • Points allowed per game: 120.5
  • FG%: 46.5
  • 3PT%: 36.4
  • Assists per game: 26.6
  • Rebounds per game: 44.7

Chicago Bulls team stats before the play-in

The Chicago Bulls have a season tally of 39-43, ranking them 9th in the Eastern Conference and 4th in the Central Division. They average 112.3 points per game while conceding 113.7 points. The Bulls have a field goal percentage of 47.0% and a three-point shooting percentage of 35.8%. In their recent matchup against the Knicks, the Bulls lost 120-119 in overtime, shooting 48.5% from the field and 25.8% from beyond the arc.

  • Points per game: 112.3
  • Points allowed per game: 113.7
  • FG%: 47.0
  • 3PT%: 35.8
  • Assists per game: 25.0
  • Rebounds per game: 43.8

Player Stats for Hawks vs. Bulls on April 17

As the Hawks and Bulls prepare for their upcoming game, both teams boast players with impressive stats that could significantly impact the game’s outcome. Bettors and fans analyzing the NBA betting odds will find key insights from the most recent game and season averages of standout players.

Hawks leaders ahead of tonight’s game

Dejounte Murray and Trae Young have been pivotal for the Hawks, showcasing their ability to score and assist, making them players to watch in the upcoming game. Here are Atlanta’s top players based on Sunday’s loss against the Pacers:

  • Dejounte Murray (SG): 32 PTS, 3 RBS, 3 ASTS
  • Mouhamed Gueye (PF): 19 PTS, 9 RBS, 0 ASTS
  • Bogdan Bogdanovic (SG): 18 PTS, 4 RBS, 1 AST
  • Trae Young (PG): 12 PTS, 3 RBS, 12 ASTS
  • Bruno Fernando (C): 12 PTS, 2 RBS, 1 AST

Season leaders for the Hawks show consistent performance, with Murray and Young leading in assists and points. Here are the top five performing Hawks players ahead of Wednesday:

  • Trae Young (PG): 25.7 PPG, 2.8 RPG, 10.8 APG
  • Dejounte Murray (SG): 22.5 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 6.4 APG
  • Bogdan Bogdanovic (SG): 16.9 PPG, 3.4 RPG, 3.1 APG
  • Jalen Johnson (PF): 16.0 PPG, 8.7 RPG, 3.6 APG
  • Clint Capela (C): 11.5 PPG, 10.6 RPG, 1.2 APG

Bulls leaders ahead of tonight’s game

DeMar DeRozan and Nikola Vucevic have been instrumental for the Bulls, with their scoring and rebounding abilities being crucial for the team’s success. Here are Chicago’s leading players from Sunday’s overtime loss against the Knicks:

  • DeMar DeRozan (SF): 30 PTS, 5 RBS, 5 ASTS
  • Nikola Vucevic (C): 29 PTS, 11 RBS, 3 ASTS
  • Coby White (SG): 26 PTS, 2 RBS, 4 ASTS
  • Alex Caruso (SG): 15 PTS, 5 RBS, 8 ASTS
  • Javonte Green (PF): 11 PTS, 8 RBS, 1 AST

The Bulls’ season stats highlight the significant contributions of DeRozan and Vucevic, both in scoring and rebounds, essential for NBA betting considerations. Here are the season stats for the Bulls heading into Wednesday’s game:

  • DeMar DeRozan (SF): 24.0 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 5.3 APG
  • Coby White (SG): 19.1 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 5.1 APG
  • Nikola Vucevic (C): 18.0 PPG, 10.5 RPG, 3.3 APG
  • Alex Caruso (SG): 10.1 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 3.5 APG
  • Andre Drummond (C): 8.4 PPG, 9.0 RPG, 0.5 APG
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