There’s no excuses today, every team is well rested and has had plenty of time to prep for the game. The Hawks will be missing John Collins for the 5 th straight game, which hurts them but the team has managed well without him. His absence is a big pro in the Bulls column as he would likely spend most of the game guarding Zach Lavine.
We can also look back at the previous two matchups this season where the Bulls won both by 12 and 14 points. The Hawks were missing Collins in both of those as well, and couldn’t handle the Lavine Derozen combo attack. I see this one playing out in a very similar way in Chicago.