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2021 NBA Handicapping
(28-29) Charlotte Hornets vs. Chicago Bulls (24-34)
Date: Thursday, April 22nd
Time: 9:00 PM EST
Venue: United Center, Chicago, IL.
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Bulls -3
NBA Betting Total: 213.5
Thursday, April 22nd finds the Charlotte Hornets playing the Chicago Bulls for the second time this season. The initial meeting was won by Chicago (123-110) on January 22nd. The final meeting will occur in Charlotte on May 6th.
This match has major seeding implications with the Hornets clinging to the eighth seed and the Bulls having been passed by both the Wizards and Raptors in the battle for the 10th seed.
Last season, the squads played four times with the Hornets winning three of the four contests. The Bulls hold the all-time record having won 72 matches of the 116 played
The big news out of Charlotte this week is LaMelo Ball got the cast off his wrist and now will begin the rehab process in his effort to gain mobility and get back on the court.
Although the Hornets haven’t given a timeline this is extremely positive news for the club that has slid from holding a home-court advantage all the way down to eighth.
In their most recent match, the Hornets lost to the Knicks in an odd affair where Charlotte repeatedly drove the paint outscoring the Knicks 42 to 26 but only got to the line eight times (versus 12 for the Knicks).
PJ Washington led the charge for Charlotte with 26 points. Miles Bridges delivered a double-double of 15 points and 14 rebounds.
Terry Rozier added 21 points, seven rebounds, and eight assists while Jalen McDaniels was the only other double-figure contributor.
LaMelo Ball (wrist), Gordon Hayward (foot), Malik Monk (ankle), and Nate Darling (ankle) and Devonte Graham (quad) are all out with no definitive return dates for any of them.
Of the 14 games remaining on their schedule, 12 are against current seeds including two facing this Hornets club. The other two feature the Pistons and the team who just pulled in front of them (the Raptors).
The bottom of the East ladder is getting cramped and the Bulls shot at the play-in seems less likelier with each passing game. Losing to the Cavaliers sure didn’t help their chances. And Chicago didn’t just lose to the Cavaliers they got trounced 121-105.
Lauri Markkanen led the Bulls with 16 points off the bench while Coby White was the only starter to score in double-figures with 14 points.
Thaddeus Young (14) and Tomas Satoransky (11) were the only other double-figure contributors in a match. Bulls head coach Billy Donovan played all 15 players who dressed.
Troy Brown Jr. has an ankle sprain that kept him out Wednesday and likely again Thursday. LaVine continues to deal with the league health and safety protocols having missed the last three matches.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Hornets are 6-4 in their last 10 head to head meetings
- The Hornets are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 7-3 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Bulls are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games.
- The total has gone over in 6 of Chicago’s last 9 games.
Free Charlotte Hornets vs. Chicago Bulls NBA Prediction:
Both teams are invested in winning – Charlotte to hang onto their seed and the Bulls to pull up and grab a play-in seed.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Hornets +3
While LaVine remains out the Bulls have the greater depth — but Cleveland just proved how easily the Bulls can be defeated. Plus Chicago is 4-9 in second games of back-to-back sets.
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