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2019 NBA Handicapping
(11-16) Charlotte Hornets vs. Chicago Bulls (9-17)
Date: Friday, December 13th, 2019
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: United Center, Chicago, Illinois
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Chicago -6
NBA Betting Total: 214.0
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This Friday night match-up will see the Charlotte Hornets take on the Chicago Bulls.
This will be the third meeting between these two teams this season. Both of the previous meetings were played in Charlotte and they split these two games.
The Hornets were a team coming into the season that were expected to be at the bottom. They have somewhat exceeded expectations, at least so far. This is because they are just five games under .500. In the East, they are one and a half games out of the eighth seed, so with it still being early, playoffs are still attainable.
Charlotte just beat the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday by a score of 113-108. They were a 10-point underdog in this game and yet, did not even need the points.
The offense however, has not been as good compared to what they did in Brooklyn. On average, they score 106 points per game. This ranks 24th in the NBA. From the field they shoot 44.3%, the 25th best mark. However, from three-point range, they shoot 37.1%. That is 6th best from long range.
Devonte’ Graham has emerged as the leading scorer for this Hornets team. He is averaging 20 points per game, and just dropped 40 the other night against the Nets. Some other important contributors include Terry Rozier (17.3 ppg), Miles Bridges (12.9 ppg), PJ Washington (12.2 ppg), and Cody Zeller (11.3 ppg). This balanced offense has a ton of young talent and have shown flashes of a promising future.
The Hornets defensively are sitting in the bottom half of the league. Tey are allowing 112.7 points per game, 18th in the NBA.
Teams shoot 48.3% against them, 28th in the league and 36.7% from three-point range (20th).
The biggest key in this game for Charlotte is shutting down Zach LaVine. He just went off against the Hawks and a similar stat line could be coming if the Hornets do not limit his opportunities.
The Bulls just blew out the Hawks in their last game by a score of 136-102. This win snapped a three-game losing streak. They still however do not have double-digit wins, so to say their season is going poorly is an understatement.
Despite a scoring outburst against Atlanta, Chicago has not been consistent on offense. They only average 106.6 points per game, ranking 23rd in the NBA. They are shooting the ball at 43.1% from the field, which also ranks near the bottom at 27th.
Zach LaVine is by far the leader of this Bulls squad. He is averaging 22.7 point per game, with the next closest being Lauri Markkanen, who averages 14.5. The Bulls will need a similar performance like they had against the Hawks to keep up with the Hornets.
As a whole, the Bulls defense is average at best. They are allowing 108.3 points per game, the 16th ranked scoring defense. They also allow teams to shoot 45.3% from the field, ranking 16th in the NBA.
The lone bright spot is their ability to defend the three-point line. Chicago is holding teams to 32.5% from beyond the arc, which ranks 3rd in the league. Taking this away from the Hornets is by far their biggest key to finally reaching their tenth win.
NBA Betting Trends:
- CHA are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 vs. NBA Central.
- CHI are 13-29 ATS in their last 42 home games.
- Underdog is 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
- Over is 6-2 in CHA last 8 vs. NBA Central.
- Over is 7-3 in CHA last 10 vs. Eastern Conference.
- Over is 13-3 in CHI last 16 vs. NBA Southeast.
- Over is 12-3-1 in the last 16 meetings.
Free Charlotte Hornets vs. Chicago Bulls NBA Prediction:
Off the impressive performance against the Nets, I actually like the Hornets to get the win here in Chicago.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: OVER 214
Both teams can score plenty of points when they get hot, but both defenses tend to not show up. This is why I like the over to be the play in this game.
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