The Charlotte Hornets (41-39) Visit United Center on Friday to play Chicago Bulls (45-35) 8 p.m. ET. Below, look at Hornets vs. Bulls Odds and LinesMake picks, predictions and bets from the NBA experts.
Charlotte is up 3-3 straight (SU) and against difference (ATS) in the last 14 days, most recently with a 128-101 loss on Thursday from the Orlando Magic.
Chicago lost 3 consecutive games at home (0-3 ATS) to the Miami Heat Saturday (127-109), the Milwaukee Bucks Tuesday (127-106) and the Boston Celtics Wednesday (117-94).
The Bulls have won and covered 5 consecutive encounters against the Hornets, including both this season.
The Hornets are the 10th and final seeded in play in the Eastern Conference currently, one game behind the Atlanta Hawks. Bulls are 6 seeds.
Hornets in the Bulls odds, spread and lines
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- Money Line (ML): Hornets +120 ($100 bet to win $120) | Bulls -145 (bet $145 to win $100)
- Against spread: Hornets -2.5 (-107) | Bulls -2.5 (-115)
- Above under: 233.5 (O: -115 | U: -107)
Hornets in Bulls key injuries
- sixth Gordon Hayward (feet) out
- PG Lonzo Pool (knee) out
- SG Alex Caruso (Back) Doubtful
- SG Zach Lavigne (knee) Possible
Hornets in Odds, Lines, Hoes and Bulls Predictions
Bulls 119, Hornets 114
Lean Taurus (-145) Just because it’s expensive and I’m confident enough to put points with Chicago. However, Bulls are 24-4 SU as home favorites and Hornets are 12-18 SU as road underdogs.
Furthermore, these teams are nearly identical in net negligible time efficiency, with Charlotte ranked 16th and Chicago 17th, according to CleaningTheGlass.com (CTG). But the Bulls are doing much better against the mid-level teams.
Chicago is at 20-7 SU against the mid-level difference with a plus net average rating of 4.2 (ranked 7th) while Charlotte is 13-13 SU with a plus net average rating of 0.9 (ranked 14) in those locations, per CTG.
Lean Taurus (-145) Because I’d rather save money and bet the Chicago spread.
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bet The Bulls -2.5 (-115) for 1.25 units because this is a file buy low spot for chicago and high sale Spot for Hornets +2.5 (-107).
The Bulls have been destroyed in the last 3 games, but those have been against elite teams and this season Chicago have always outperformed them when they step up in the competition. The Hornets are not a step up in the competition; They are on the same level as Chicago.
Moreover, bulls are more profitable in these locations. Chicago 21-7 ATS is the home favorite and has a plus margin of 2.8 ATS against middle-class teams while Charlotte has a plus margin of 1.3 ATS per CTG.
Also, bulls are better at tight games. Chicago is a 9-5-1 ATS favorite with a 1- to 2.5-point favorite and has the third-best “clutch” rating in the NBA while Charlotte is 18 on a net “clutch” rating of minus 3.0. A “clutch” is defined by games within a 5-point margin within five minutes of play.
The Bulls -2.5 (-115) It is my favorite bet in this game.
swipe on total Because the Chicago crime has been inconsistent lately and flooded the market with extra money. But, I wouldn’t bet Rarer here either because both defenses are bad.
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