Hornets vs. Bulls - 3/13/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Bulls (40-26) at Charlotte Hornets (28-35)
NBA Basketball: Friday, March 13, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Time Warner Cable Arena)
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The Chicago Bulls and Charlotte Hornets meet Friday night at the Time Warner Cable Arena.
The Chicago Bulls need a win after splitting their last 10 games. On the season, the Bulls are averaging 101 points on 44 percent shooting and are allowing 98.8 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Pau Gasol is averaging 18.4 points and 12.1 rebounds while Aaron Brooks is averaging 11.2 points and 2.9 assists. Mike Dunleavy is shooting 43.1 percent from the field and Nikola Mirotic is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Chicago Bulls continue to play inconsistent ball, and it has a lot to do with so many key guys out with injuries. The Bulls have also lost three of their last four road games, which isn’t a good sign with their next two games away from home coming against playoff teams. Joakim Noah is questionable with a knee injury.
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The Charlotte Hornets look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. On the season, the Hornets are averaging 95 points on 42.7 percent shooting and are allowing 97 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 18.5 points and 5.2 assists while Mo Williams is averaging 21.3 points and 8.5 assists. Gerald Henderson is dishing 2.8 assists and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is grabbing 7.6 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are happy to have Walker back, who scored six points in 16 minutes in his return from injury. The Hornets must keep winning if they hope to lock down one of the final playoff spots, and they’ve lost five of their last seven games on their home court. Al Jefferson is doubtful and Cody Zeller is out with an injury.
The Bulls are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest. The Hornets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games. The Bulls are 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Charlotte and the road team is 19-7 ATS in the last 26 meetings.
With Kemba back on the court and the Hornets needing to win, you have to like the home team here in a pick em game.