Bulls vs. Hornets - 3/23/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Charlotte Hornets (29-38) at Chicago Bulls (42-29)
NBA Basketball: Monday, March 23, 2015 at 8:00 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Bulls -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: SPSO, WGN
The Charlotte Hornets and Chicago Bulls square off Monday night at the United Center.
The Charlotte Hornets need a win after losing five of their last seven games. On the season, the Hornets are averaging 94.6 points on 42.4 percent shooting and are allowing 97 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 17.9 points and five assists while Mo Williams is averaging 19.1 points and 7.3 assists. Al Jefferson is grabbing 8.6 rebounds and Gerald Henderson is dishing 2.7 assists. The Charlotte Hornets currently find themselves in the eighth seed but must keep winning if they’d like to lock it up. The Hornets have lost six of their last 11 road games SU and are shooting just 38.6 percent from the field in their last five games. Cody Zeller is questionable with a shoulder injury.
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The Chicago Bulls look for a win after splitting their last six games. On the season, the Bulls are averaging 100.8 points on 44 percent shooting and are allowing 98.8 points on 44 percent shooting. Pau Gasol is averaging 18.4 points and 11.9 rebounds while Aaron Brooks is averaging 11.5 points and three assists. Taj Gibson is grabbing 6.5 rebounds and Nikola Mirotic is shooting 40.2 percent from the field. The Chicago Bulls have topped 100 points in five of their last eight games and are shooting 43.9 percent in their last five games. The Bulls have a chance to get the third seed with a win here. The Bulls have won five of their last seven games on their home court.
The Hornets are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Central. The Bulls are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-8 ATS in their last 9 vs. NBA Southeast. The Hornets are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Chicago and the road team is 11-3 ATS in the last 14 meetings.
It's been hard for me to trust the Bulls with their key guys still out, and they've been up and down as expected. Because of that, I'm siding with the hungrier and healther Hornets and the points here.