The Atlanta Hawks are on a bit of an ATS losing streak. After covering the spread in six of their first seven playoff games games, they have been on the wrong side of the money in their last two games against the Chicago Bulls. Thus, it comes as no surprise that they are an underdog once again in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference Semifinals matchup in Atlanta.
The oddsmakers have installed the Bulls as 3 point favorites for their Sunday night matchup against the Hawks. The public has pushed the number even more out of kilter. If you want to grab Chicago for tomorrow night's 8 p.m. tilt at Philips Arena, you will probably have to lay 3 1/2 points. And as we all know, that 1/2 point can be the difference between a push and a loss in NBA games that usually settle around the number at the wire.
Nevertheless, Atlanta's basketball team has still won you a nice bit of change in the postseason. Atlanta is 6-3 against the spread and 5-4 straight up over their first nine playoff games. Since the Hawks have been underdogs in each of those games, those betting Atlanta on the money line are up a good amount.
The over/under for Sunday's contest is somewhere between 178.5 and 179. Game 3 looked well destined for the over early on and managed to just eke over the number by the end of it.