Chicago Bulls (6-8) at Charlotte Hornets (6-8)
NBA Basketball: Friday, January 22, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Spectrum Center)
The Line: Charlotte Hornets -3.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Chicago Bulls and Charlotte Hornets meet Friday in NBA action at the Spectrum Center.
The Chicago Bulls look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 117.4 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 120 points on 47.8 percent shooting. Zach LaVine is averaging 27.4 points and 5.3 assists while Lauri Markkanen is averaging 18.9 points and 7.1 rebounds. Coby White is the third double-digit scorer and Wendell Carter Jr. is dishing 2.4 assists. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc and 80.5 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 38.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.8 rebounds per game.
The Charlotte Hornets need a win here to snap a three-game losing streak. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 107.6 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 108.1 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Gordon Hayward is averaging 22.2 points and 5.1 rebounds while Terry Rozier is averaging 19.9 points and 2.7 assists. PJ Washington is the third double-digit scorer and Devonte’ Graham is dishing 6.4 assists. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.8 rebounds per game.
The Bulls are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Hornets are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 5-1 in Bulls last 6 overall. The under is 9-4 in Hornets last 13 overall. The Bulls are 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Charlotte and 0-6 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Chicago Bulls continue to show up offensively and win games in the underdog role, and they continue to get no respect from oddsmakers. The Bulls have been very kind to us bettors as of late. The Charlotte Hornets are a young team that's having a hard time finishing games lately. Outside of being at home, there's no reason for me to lay chalk with the Hornets. The Bulls are playing the better basketball. I want the points.