Bulls vs. Hawks odds, prediction, time: 2024 NBA Play-In Tournament picks, April 17 best bets by proven model


The Atlanta Hawks and the Chicago Bulls square off in an Eastern Conference 9 vs.10 matchup in the 2024 NBA Play-In Tournament on Wednesday evening. The Hawks dropped six straight games to end the regular season. On Sunday, the Indiana Pacers blew out Atlanta 157-115. On the flip side, the Bulls have won two of their last three games. The winner plays the loser of the Heat vs. 76ers game to determine who will claim the No. 8 seed. 

Tipoff is scheduled for 9:30 p.m. ET at United Center in Chicago. Chicago is a 3-point favorite in the latest Hawks vs. Bulls odds via SportsLine consensus. The over/under for total points is 222. Before making any Bulls vs. Hawks picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from the proven computer model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past five-plus seasons. The model enters the 2024 NBA playoffs on a sizzling 88-58 roll on all top-rated NBA picks this season, returning more than $2,600. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Bulls vs. Hawks and just locked in its picks and NBA playoff predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Hawks vs. Bulls:

  • Hawks vs. Bulls spread: Bulls -3
  • Hawks vs. Bulls over/under: 222 points
  • Hawks vs. Bulls money line: Chicago -152, Atlanta +127
  • CHI: The Chicago Bulls have hit the team total Over in 31 of their last 45 games
  • ATL: The Atlanta Hawks have hit the 4Q Under in 33 of their last 48 games
  • Hawks vs. Bulls picks: See picks at SportsLine

Why the Bulls can cover

Center Nikola Vucevic is a top-tier rebounder and scorer in the low post. Vucevic has the ability to score around the basket and isn’t afraid to let it fly from beyond the arc. The 33-year-old was 10th in the league in rebounds (10.5) this season with 18 points and 3.3 assists per game. He notched 45 double-doubles this season. In his last game, Vucevic finished with 29 points and 11 boards.

Forward DeMar DeRozan has the offensive firepower to thrive in the mid-range area. The USC product led the team in scoring (24 ppg) with 4.3 rebounds and 5.3 assists per contest. On April 11 against the Pistons, DeRozan had 39 points, seven assists and three steals. See who to back at SportsLine.

Why the Hawks can cover

Guard Dejounte Murray excels attacking downhill and getting into the paint. Murray has the bounce to soar high and power to finish through contact in the paint. He logs 22.5 points, 5.3 rebounds and 6.4 assists per contest. Murray also averages 1.4 steals and shoots 36% from beyond the arc. In his last matchup, the Washington product tallied 32 points, three assists and made four threes.

Guard Bogdan Bogdanovic is a versatile playmaker in the backcourt. Bogdanovic owns a pure jumper to space out the floor and will put the ball on the floor when needed. The 31-year-old puts up 16.9 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game. Additionally, he shoots 37% from 3-point land. On April 10 against the Hornets, Bogdanovic notched 19 points and eight assists. See who to back at SportsLine.

How to make Hawks vs. Bulls picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning Under on the point total, projecting the teams to combine for 219 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits nearly 70% of the time. You can only get the model’s picks at SportsLine

So who wins Bulls vs. Hawks, and which side of the spread hits nearly 70% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that’s 88-58 on top-rated NBA picks this season, and find out. 



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