Bulls vs Hornets Pick – NBA Predictions & Odds 2/2/23
Charlotte Hornets (15-37) vs. Chicago Bulls (23-27)
February 2, 2023 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Chicago Bulls -6.5; Over/Under: +239
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The Charlotte Hornets and Chicago Bulls meet Thursday in NBA action at the United Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Charlotte Hornets Betting Preview
The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 112.3 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 118.7 points on 48 percent shooting. LaMelo Ball is averaging 23.1 points and 5.7 rebounds, while Terry Rozier is averaging 21.7 points and 4.3 rebounds. PJ Washington is the third double-digit scorer and Gordon Hayward is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 32.4 percent from beyond the arc and 75.2 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.3 rebounds per game.
The Chicago Bulls Betting Preview
The Chicago Bulls are averaging 114.3 points on 48.9 percent shooting and allowing 114.4 points on 47.2 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 26.3 points and 5 assists, while Zach LaVine is averaging 23.7 points and 4.8 rebounds. Nikola Vucevic is the third double-digit scorer and Patrick Williams is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 81.4 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.5 rebounds per game.
Hornets vs Bulls Trends
The Hornets are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Bulls are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 home games and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games playing on 1 days rest. The over is 5-2 in Hornets last 7 road games. The under is 5-1 in Bulls last 6 overall. The Hornets are 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Chicago and 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
The Charlotte Hornets look like they’re in full on tank mode, and they lose on the road by an average of 6.7 points. If the Chicago Bulls are serious about making a run at a playoff spot, these are games they need to take advantage of at home. No excuses for the Bulls in this spot. I’ll lay the reasonable number with the home team.