Chicago Bulls vs. Charlotte Bobcats - 11/18/13
Charlotte Bobcats (5-5) at Chicago Bulls (5-3)
NBA Basketball: Monday, November 18, 2013 at 8:00 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Bulls -12 -- Over/Under: 182 See the Latest Odds
The Chicago Bulls look to extend their winning streak to five games tonight when they play the Charlotte Bobcats.
The Bulls started the season with three losses in their first four games, but they've since won four straight which includes a 110-94 win over the Pacers. Luol Deng led the way with a game-high 23 points while Kirk Hinrich had 13 points and eight assists off the bench, but the story of the night belongs to Derrick Rose who returned from his hamstring injury to make six threes on his way to 20 points. On the defensive end, the Bulls held the Pacers to just 40.0 percent shooting and really did a number on Paul George who made just three of his 14 shot attempts.
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Meanwhile, the Bobcats were looking for a third straight win on Saturday, but they just happen to run into the Heat who scorched them in a 97-81 loss. Kemba Walker had his shot going early and finished with a team-high 22 points, but despite sticking within 10 points for the majority of the game, the Bobcats just didn't have the firepower to overcome the Heat who were led by 30 points from LeBron James. As a team, the Bobcats shot just 34.9 percent from the field and were without Al Jefferson once again.
In ATS trends, the Bobcats are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games following a double digit loss and 3-1-1 ATS in their last five road games, while the Bulls are 4-0 ATS in their last four games overall and 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games following a win.
Head to head, the Bobcats are 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings in Chicago and the road team is 7-0 ATS in the last seven meetings overall.
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