Chicago Bulls vs. Charlotte Hornets - 2/20/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction

Chicago Bulls vs. Charlotte Hornets - 2/20/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction Photo by David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Charlotte Hornets at Chicago Bulls

Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 8:00 PM (United Center)

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The Charlotte Hornets and Chicago Bulls meet Thursday in NBA action at the United Center.

The Charlotte Hornets need a win after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 102.9 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 110.2 points on 47.6 percent shooting. Devonte' Graham is averaging 18.1 points and 7.8 assists while Terry Rozier is averaging 17.8 points and 4.5 rebounds. Miles Bridges is the third double-digit scorer and PJ Washington is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 74.6 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.9 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have lost six of their last eight road games.

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The Chicago Bulls need a win to snap a six-game losing streak. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 106.4 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 109.5 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Zach LaVine is averaging 25.3 points and 4.8 rebounds while Lauri Markkanen is averaging 15 points and 6.5 rebounds. Wendell Carter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Cody White is dishing 2.4 assists. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 76.2 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.4 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls have won four of their last six home games.

The Hornets are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Chicago and 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The over is 10-2 in the last 12 meetings.

The Charlotte Hornets haven't had a whole lot of success, but they're a young bunch that competes and won their last meeting at the United Center as seven-point underdogs. The Chicago Bulls are riding a six-game losing streak and losing their last five games by an average of 13.4 points while allowing 55.7 percent shooting. The Chicago Bulls are also banged up and just 11-16 ATS at home. You almost have to lean toward the Hornets and the free points if you feel the need to bet this game. 

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