Hornets vs. Bulls Prediction
The Hornets and Bulls will meet in Chicago on Monday night at 8:00 p.m. ET. With the number sitting at 244.5 points, is the total set too high for this matchup?
519 Charlotte Hornets (+5.5) at 520 Chicago Bulls (-5.5); o/u 224.5
8:00 p.m. ET, Monday, November 29, 2021
Venue: United Center, Chicago, IL
Charlotte Hornets DFS Notes
LaMelo Ball got his second triple-double of the season on Saturday, recording 19 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds in an overtime loss vs. Houston. Defense was optional and the Hornets declined, allowing the lowly Rockets to pile up 146 points on 53.7% shooting (46.9% from deep). Ball missed a potential game-winner at the end of regulation and although he's a much-improved shooter (38.0% from deep, 89.5% from the line), most opposing teams will live with him launching 3-pointers with the game on the line. Beyond poor FG% and high turnovers, LaMelo is a stat-producing machine with November averages of 19.8 points, 8.6 boards, 8.6 dimes, 2.6 threes and 2.1 steals.
Chicago Bulls DFS Notes
Lonzo Ball scored 11 points on 4-of-12 shooting (3-of-11 3-pointers) but grabbed 11 rebounds with six dimes, one steal, and four turnovers as the Bulls lost 107-104 to Miami on Saturday. Ball did not have his best shooting night on Saturday, and his four assists and six turnovers were also uncharacteristic for the young point guard. But the Heat have a tendency to force teams to have some off night's so this isn't too alarming. Chicago shot just 28.2% from the three-point line and they turned the ball over 23 times, and has just 22 assists as a team. You aren't going to win very many games like that.
Hornets vs. Bulls NBA Betting Prediction
The under is 4-0 in the last four meetings between these two teams in Chicago and is 4-1 in the last five meetings overall. The under is also 5-1 in the Hornets’ last six games as an underdog, is 4-1 in their last five road games and is 7-2 in their last nine games after scoring 100 points or more in their previous contest. The under is also 22-10 in the Bulls’ last 32 games overall, is 9-4 in their last 13 games following an ATS loss and is 20-8 in their last 28 games after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
NBA FINALS BETTING PREDICTION: HORNETS/BULLS UNDER 224.5