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Charlotte Hornets vs. Chicago Bulls - 12/8/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Chicago Bulls (3-20) at Charlotte Hornets (9-14)

NBA Basketball: Friday, December 8, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Spectrum Center)

The Line: Charlotte Hornets -10.5 -- Over/Under: 204 See the Latest Odds

TV: CSNC

The Chicago Bulls and Charlotte Hornets meet Friday in NBA action at the Spectrum Center.

The Chicago Bulls could use a feel good victory here to rebound from a rough 10-game losing streak. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 95.7 points on 41.5 percent shooting and allowing 106.8 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Justin Holiday is averaging 14.3 points and 2.1 assists while Lauri Markkanen is averaging 14.3 points and 7.9 rebounds. Robin Lopez is the third double-digit scorer and Kris Dunn is dishing 4.5 assists. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 74.7 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 38.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls have lost nine straight road games.

Charlotte Hornets vs. Chicago Bulls - 12/8/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Charlotte Hornets also need a victory here after losing five of their last six games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 104.6 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 106.2 points on 45 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 22.7 points and 6.2 assists while Jeremy Lamb is averaging 15.3 points and five rebounds. Dwight Howard is the third double-digit scorer and Frank Kaminsky is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 73 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have won six of their last nine home games.

The Bulls are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games, 8-2 ATS in their last 10 vs. Eastern Conference and 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Hornets are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 Friday games, 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS loss and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bulls are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Charlotte, the underdog is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings and the home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

We know the Chicago Bulls are the worst team in the league and get crushed a lot, but they're not bad enough to pass up double-digit points against a struggling Hornets team. The Charlotte Hornets haven't done anything to be favored by double digits and are actually being outscored by 8.4 points in their last five games. The Hornets can't score with any consistency and are shooting just 41.1 percent from the field in their last five games. The Bulls are also 6-4 ATS this season when a double-digit underdog. Give me the points.

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