Charlotte Hornets Travel to Chicago to Face the Bulls
Although the playoffs are quickly closing in, there are still games to be played. One of these games is the Charlotte Hornets at the Chicago Bulls.
The Hornets currently have the other play-in position in the Eastern Conference. Considering this will likely stand, they’ll have to face the Brooklyn Nets in the play-in game. Beating the Chicago Bulls will be good practice for them.
Chicago sits at the No.5 spot in the Eastern Conference at the moment, with Toronto following closely. If they want to increase their position before the end of the season, they need wins. This has been something that’s hard to come by for the Bulls lately.
They recently faced the Miami Heat and lost 127-109. Chicago can’t afford a performance like that against Ball and Charlotte.
Game Preview: Charlotte Hornets at Chicago Bulls April 8th
It’s no secret that the Hornets have one of the best offenses in the NBA. However, we’d like to see a lot more from their defense. On average, the Hornets score 114.84 points per game, but they give up 114.38.
By giving up nearly the same amount that they score, the Hornets are in a precarious position. Chicago has an electric offense; the Hornets can’t let them get going early.
What’s interesting about the Chicago Bulls is that they have nearly the same problem as Charlotte. They have a strong offense, but their defense has performed terribly lately.
They just allowed the Heat to score 127 points, and not long ago, the Pelicans scored 126 against them. This defense has a lot of holes in its game, which has resulted in losses for the Chicago Bulls.
Charlotte Hornets at Chicago Bulls Betting Prediction
The most recent game between these two teams went in favor of the Chicago Bulls. Chicago came into the game as 1.5-point favorites, a very narrow margin. The Bulls were also on the road, where they’ve been under .500 this season.
However, they came away with a huge win over the Hornets, 121-109. The question is, will we see a similar performance in this game?
We think that the answer is yes, we will. The Hornets have proven multiple times that they can’t play defense, especially against good offenses. Look for Charlotte to allow Chicago to get ahead early and not be able to rally back.
The Bulls will likely be favored in this game, but not by much. This is great news because the Bulls are only 41-36-1 against the spread this season.
As you prepare to bet on the total, we’d definitely consider each team’s offense. Each offense averages over 111 points per game, while each defense averages the same. Because of this, we feel the over is the best pick in this game.
* All odds provided by Action247 Sportsbook and all odds subject to change.
**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.