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The Chicago Bulls will host the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night in the second game of the Play-In Tournament. Can De'Andre Hunter keep the Hawks' season alive with a strong performance on the glass? Ben Rajavuori is targeting him with his top prop pick in Hawks vs. Bulls.

Atlanta Hawks vs. Chicago Bulls Prop Pick: Can De'Andre Hunter Make an Impact in Play-In Tournament?

The Atlanta Hawks travel to Chicago tonight to take on the Bulls from the United Center in the Eastern Conference play-in tournament. The Bulls enter as the ninth seed in the Eastern Conference and will host this game tonight as a result. The loser will go home, while the winner will go on to face the loser of the Heat and Sixers game tonight. What should we expect in this game?


  • Date: April 17, 2024
  • Start Time: 9:30 p.m. ET
  • Where to Watch: ESPN

Atlanta Hawks vs. Chicago Bulls Prediction

The player I’m targeting in this game is Hawks forward DeAndre Hunter. Hunter has found a nice role on this Hawks team in his fifth year in the NBA, all with the Hawks. He has had the highest scoring average of his career this season, scoring 15.6 points per game. At the same time, he has played the lowest minutes per game of his career this season.

While Hunter was a starter for the first four seasons, he split time starting and coming in off the bench this season. With recent injuries, Hunter will most certainly start tonight with Jalen Johnson and Onyeka Okongwu still injured. The way I am attacking Hunter‘s props tonight is by taking his rebounds. The Bulls allow just the eighth least amount of rebounds to centers each game, which will be Clint Capela in this matchup. However, the Bulls allow the third-most rebounds to power forwards, which will be De'Andre Hunter tonight.

Hunter has only averaged four rebounds per game this season, but he should play a healthy amount of minutes tonight with Johnson still injured. He has averaged 33 minutes per game in April, which is well above his season average so far. He has hit this line in three of seven games in April and six of his last 11 games overall. The Bull's defense gives up the 19th-most defensive rebounds per game in the NBA, and with Hunter's playing time increased, he should be able to grab at least five.

Atlanta Hawks vs. Chicago Bulls Pick

Pick: De'Andre Hunter Over 4.5 Rebounds (-130) CLICK HERE TO SEE WHICH SPORTSBOOK HAS THE BEST ODDS


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Ben Rajavuori is a handicapper out of Minneapolis, MN. He has been creating sports content for almost four years now and is an expert in all things NFL, MLB, NBA, UFC, and NCAAB. Ben thrives on diving deep into statistics to find the best angle on every bet. You can follow him on Twitter @WeBeatTheSpread.


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