Chicago and Atlanta meet for a conference clash

Atlanta Hawks (34-40, 10th in Eastern Conference) vs. Chicago Bulls (36-39, ninth in Eastern Conference)

Chicago; Monday, 8pm EDT

FANDUEL Sportsbook NBA Line: Bulls -3; Up/Down 222.5

Bottom line: Eastern Conference foes Chicago and Atlanta square off Monday.

Bulls are 19-25 in conference games. Chicago is allowing 113.6 points to opponents and is outscored by 1.5 points per game.

The Hawks are 20-27 in Eastern Conference play. Atlanta is fourth in the Eastern Conference, scoring 119.2 points per game and shooting 46.6%.

The Bulls are shooting 46.8% from the field this season, 2.7 percentage points lower than the 49.5% the Hawks are allowing opponents. The Hawks are scoring 5.6 more points per game (119.2) than the Bulls are giving up to opponents (113.6).

The teams meet for the third time this season. The Bulls won the last game on Feb. 13, 136-126. Ayo Tosunmu led the Bulls with 29 points and Bogdan Bogdanovich with 28 points.

Best players: DeMar DeRozan averages 23.5 points per game with 4.3 rebounds and 5.2 assists for the Bulls. Dosunmu is averaging 19.1 points and 2.7 rebounds on 55.2% shooting over the last 10 games.

Dejounte Murray averaged 22.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, 6.3 assists and 1.5 steals for the Hawks. De'Andre Hunter is averaging 17 points over his last 10 games.

Last 10 games: Bulls: 5-5, averaging 115.7 points, 43.4 rebounds, 27.7 assists, 7.3 steals and 4.4 blocks while shooting 49.7% per game. Their opponents are averaging 114.3 points per game.

Hawks: 5-5, averaging 116.2 points, 42.2 rebounds, 28.3 assists, 8.3 steals and 5.1 blocks per game while shooting 47.7%. Their opponents averaged 114.6 points.

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Injuries: Bulls: Zach LaVine: Out for season (ankle), Patrick Williams: Out for season (foot), Julian Phillips: Out (foot), Lonzo Ball: Out for season (knee).

Hawks: Trae Young: Out (toe), Mohamed Gueye: Out (UCL), Kobe Puffin: Day-to-day (toe), Jalen Johnson: Day-to-day (ankle), Sadiq Bey: Out for season (knee), AJ Griffin: Out ( ankle), onyeka okongwu: outside (toe).


This story was produced using technology provided by The Associated Press Data writing and data Sporter.

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