Hornets vs. Bulls - 2/8/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Bulls (27-23) at Charlotte Hornets (25-26)
NBA Basketball: Monday, February 8, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Time Warner Cable Arena)
The Line: Charlotte Hornets -4.5 -- Over/Under: 206 See the Latest Odds
The Chicago Bulls and Charlotte Hornets meet Monday night at the Time Warner Cable Arena.
The Chicago Bulls need a victory after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 101.6 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 101.6 points on 43 percent shooting. Pau Gasol is averaging 16.9 points and 10.9 rebounds while Derrick Rose is averaging 15.9 points and 4.8 assists. Nikola Mirotic is grabbing 5.9 rebounds and Taj Gibson is dishing 1.3 assists. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.2 percent from the free throw line. The Bulls are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.1 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls have lost five of their last eight road games. Jimmy Butler is out with a knee injury.
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The Charlotte Hornets look for another win after winning six of their last nine games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 101.6 points on 42.8 percent shooting and allowing 101.2 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 20.2 points and five assists while Nicolas Batum is averaging 14.9 points and 6.4 rebounds. Jeremy Lin is dishing 3.3 assists and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is grabbing seven rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 78.9 percent from the free throw line. The Hornets are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have won five of their last seven home games.
The Bulls are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 8-23 ATS in their last 31 vs. NBA Southeast. The Hornets are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Monday games and 3-11 ATS in their last 14 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game. The Bulls are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Bulls aren't that good of a team when you take away Jimmy Butler, and the Hornets play their best ball on their home court. Not to mention the return of MGK has helped big time. I'll eat the reasonable number here.