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Charlotte Hornets vs. Chicago Bulls - 2/2/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Chicago Bulls at Charlotte Hornets
Date & Time Saturday February 2, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Spectrum Center
Charlotte, North Carolina
The Line
The Line: Charlotte Hornets -6.5 -- Over/Under: 217.5
TV Channel
WGN, FSCR
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The Chicago Bulls and Charlotte Hornets meet Saturday in NBA action at the Spectrum Center.

The Chicago Bulls have a chance to win back-to-back games for the first time since December 21-23. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 101.4 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 110.8 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Zach LaVine is averaging 22.9 points and 4.2 assists while Lauri Markkanen is averaging 17.1 points and eight rebounds. Jabari Parker is the third double-digit scorer and Bobby Portis is grabbing 7.2 rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78.3 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls have lost six of their last eight road games.

The Charlotte Hornets look for another win after splitting their last six games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 111.5 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 111.4 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 24.4 points and 5.6 assists while Jeremy Lamb is averaging 15 points and 5.6 rebounds. Malik Monk is the third double-digit scorer and Tony Parker is dishing 3.9 assists. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 78.4 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have won five of their last six home games.

The Bulls are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 road games, 21-9 ATS in their last 30 vs. NBA Southeast and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games. The Hornets are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games, 4-9 ATS in their last 13 vs. Eastern Conference and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest. The Bulls are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Charlotte and 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings. The under is 6-2 in Hornets last 8 home games. The under is 5-1 in Bulls last 6 overall.

The Charlotte Hornets continue to play their best ball at home and have been rather decent at covering numbers there recently. The Chicago Bulls remain one of the worst teams in the league and are losing by an average of 8.5 points on the road this season. The last time the Hornets and Bulls met, Charlotte ended up winning the game by 29 points. Unless getting a crazy amount of points, it's tough to back the Bulls these days with any confidence. I'll once again lay the chalk with the Hornets at home.

Pick:
Charlotte Hornets -6.5

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