Chicago Bulls vs Charlotte Hornets NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Chicago Bulls vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction 1/31/2024

The Chicago Bulls (22-26) travel to face off against the Charlotte Hornets (10-35) on Wednesday, January 31st. This game will be played at Spectrum Center in Charlotte and televised on NBCS. Both the Bulls and Hornets will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 7:00 ET.

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The Bulls Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Most recently, the Bulls lost to the Raptors with a final score of 118-107. Going into the second half the Bulls held the lead at 63-53.

Coming into today, the Bulls are 22-26 overall and have gone 1-2 in their last three games. Currently, they are in 9th place in the Eastern Conference and are 4th in the Central Division.

Presently, Chicago boasts an ATS record of 24-23, which is above .500 against the spread. On the road, the Bulls have an ATS record of 10-12 compared to a 14-11 record vs. the spread at home.

The Hornets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Most recently, the Hornets lost to the Knicks with a final score of 113-92. The Hornets turned the game around and came out on top, despite being in a trailing position at halftime with 46-43.

With a 10-35 record, the Hornets are hoping to add a win against the Bulls to their season. In the Eastern Conference standings, the Hornets are in 13th place and are 4th in the Southeast division.

Charlotte currently has an ATS record below .500, sitting at 15-28 at this point. The Hornets have been unable to cover the spread in their last four games as favorites, and they hold a 15-24 record against the spread when playing as underdogs.

Bulls Offense Breakdown

Chicago has recorded an average of 110.9 points per game (26th) throughout 48 games games.

So far this season, the Bulls have struggled to score, ranking 26th in the NBA with 110.9 points per game. In their last two games, they have scored below their season average. On the road, they are averaging 110.3 points per game.

Chicago has been an average three-point shooting team, hitting 35% of their attempts (23rd in the NBA). Overall, they are shooting 46% from the field, which is 23rd in the league.

When it comes to assists, the Bulls are 28th in the NBA, averaging 24.4 per game. In terms of pace, they are 27th in the league at 96.6 possessions per game.

Hornets Offense Breakdown

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Charlotte has recorded an average of 108.6 points per game (28th) throughout 45 games games.

This season, the Hornets have struggled to score, ranking 28th in the league at 108.6 points per game. At home, they are averaging just 108 points per game.

Charlotte is one of the worst free-throw shooting teams in the league, averaging just 15.1 made free throws per game. In terms of pace, they are 22nd in the NBA.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Hornets are making 36% of their attempts, which is 20th in the league. Overall, they are 28th in field goal percentage at 45%.

Bulls Team Defense

In the current season, the Bulls defense has excelled, sitting 9th in the NBA by allowing 112.5 points per game. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Bulls are forcing 11.8 per game, which is 5th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 17th in blocked shots at 5.1 per game.

Hornets Team Defense

Looking at the Hornets defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 120.3 points per game (25th). The Charlotte defense has allowed opponents to shoot 39.5% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 50.4% of their field goal attempts vs. Charlotte.

Key Players For The Bulls And Hornets

Our game forecasts for today suggest that DeMar DeRozan is set to be the main scorer for the Bulls, recording 21 points and shooting 8/16 from the field. This season, he is averaging 22.2 points per game along with 4 boards.

As for Charlotte, LaMelo Ball is projected to be the primary scorer for the Hornets. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 23, and adding 6 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 43.3% and is averaging 23.9 points per contest.

Bulls vs Hornets Trends

  • Across the Bulls last ten road games, the team averaged 110 points per game while allowing 112. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 4-5-1, while going 5-5 straight-up.
  • When looking at their past three home matchups, Charlotte has an ATS record of 1-2 while averaging 115 per game. The team went 1-2 overall in these games.
  • As the betting underdog, the Hornets have an ATS mark of just 1-4 in their last five games. Charlotte posted a straight up mark of 1-4 in these matchups.
  • Through their last three games as the favorite, the Bulls have an ATS record of 2-1 and a straight up mark of 2-1.

Bulls vs Hornets Prediction

Not only do we have the Bulls winning this one by a score of 109-106, but we see them covering the spread. Our pick is to grab the Bulls at -2.5.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 217.5, and our model predicts the Bulls and Hornets to score a combined 215 points. We recommend betting on the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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