Bulls vs. Hornets Prediction
Will the Charlotte Hornets get to the .500 mark tonight when they play host to the Chicago Bulls at 7PM ET?
505 Chicago Bulls vs. 506 Charlotte Hornets
Saturday, February 2, 2019
7PM ET – Spectrum Center
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Hornets are the favorite at home, as they are getting odds of -6.5 points against the Bulls. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 216 points. The public betting for this game currently has 76 percent going on the Hornets at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Bulls snap skid
Chicago ended a four-game losing streak on Wednesday with a 105-89 win at Miami. The Bulls have covered in their last two games. Chicago is 12-40 overall, 7-19 on the road, 23-28-1 against the spread and 31-20-1 with the under.
The Bulls have struggled offensively this season, averaging just 101.4 points per game while shooting only 44.5 percent from the floor. Defensively, the Bulls are giving up 110.8 points per game. Already without rookie Wendell Carter Jr. due to a thumb injury, both Zach LaVine and Wayne Selden are questionable to play tonight due to injuries. LaVine has led the team this year with 22.9 points per game while Lauri Markkanen is adding 17.1 points and 8.0 rebounds per contest.
Hornets warming up
Charlotte is coming off a 100-92 win over Memphis at home last night for its sixth win in nine games. The Hornets are now 25-26 on the season, 18-8 at home, 26-25 against the spread and 26-24-1 with the over.
The Hornets have been a middle-of-the-road team on both sides of the floor all season. Charlotte is averaging 111.2 points per game on offense this season while the defense is giving up 111 points per contest. Kemba Walker is leading the team with 24.4 points and 5.5 assists per game while Jeremy Lamb is adding 14.8 points and 5.5 rebounds per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Bulls are 4-1-1 against the spread in their last six road games and 21-9 ATS in their last 30 games against Southeast Division opponents.
The Hornets are just 4-9 ATS in their last 13 conference games, but 6-2 ATS in their last eight home games.
The Bulls are coming off a win, but are beat up and not a consistent team at all. The Hornets did play last night, which is a concern, but the Hornets didn’t have to travel at all. Charlotte is the better team and the Hornets play pretty well at home. I think they can take care of business at home and get to the .500 mark for the season.
NBA Prediction: Charlotte Hornets -6.5