Chicago Bulls vs. Charlotte Hornets Odds & Picks 2/9/22

by | Feb 9, 2022 | nba

Chicago Bulls (33-21 SU, 31-22-1 ATS) vs. Charlotte Hornets (28-27 SU, 31-24-0 ATS)

When: Wednesday February 09 2022, 07:30 PM (ET)

Where: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, North Carolina

TV: NBCSCH

Point Spread: CHI -1/CHA +1 (Opened at CHI -1 at BetOnline - Check out their massive list of Super Bowl props! We love the “Any player other than a QB to throw a pass at +1100!)

Total: 229.5 (Opened at 228.5)

Money Line: Chicago -128/Charlotte +107

Power Rating: CHI -2

Probable Starting Lineups

Chicago Bulls PG Coby White, SG Zach LaVine, SF Javonte Green, PF DeMar DeRozan, C Nikola Vucevic

Charlotte Hornets PG LaMelo Ball, SG LaMelo Ball, SF Miles Bridges, PF PJ Washington, C Mason Plumlee

Recent Form

Heading into this matchup, the Chicago Bulls have an overall record of 33-21, good for the third seed in the Eastern Conference. Over their past ten games, Chicago has played .500 basketball at 5-5. So far, the team has put together a road record of 14-13. Throughout the season, they have performed well vs. other Eastern Conference teams, going 22-13. In tonight’s game vs. Charlotte, the Bulls will look to bounce back from a two-game losing streak.

The Charlotte Hornets get set to host the Bulls, looking to make a push up the Eastern Conference standings. With their 28-27, the team has the 9th best record in the East, just 1.5 games behind the 8th seeded Brooklyn Nets. However, Charlotte is looking to get back on track after dropping five straight games. This losing streak has led to a 3-7 record over their past 10. So far, they have put together a 14-11 record at home.

An Eye On Pace

Heading into this matchup, the Chicago Bulls are in the bottom half of the league in field goal attempts per game. A lot of this can be attributed to their last-place rank in attempted three-point shots. On the other side, the Charlotte Hornets prefer to get up and down the court, ranking third in field goal attempts per game. Unlike their opponent, they are not hesitant about getting up three-point shots, averaging 38.2 per game.

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Key Matchups

Even though the Chicago Bulls are one of the slower-paced teams in the NBA, they have no problem with efficiency as they are averaging 111.8 points per game. So far, they have connected on 37% of their three-point shot attempts, third-best in the NBA. Like the Bull, the Charlotte Hornets are one of the more efficient units from outside, ranking 8th in three-point field goal percentage. However, where Charlotte struggles is on the defensive end of the court. On the season, they are allowing teams to put up an average of 114.2 points per game.

The Historicals

Tonight’s matchup between Chicago and Charlotte will be their second meeting of the season, with the Bulls winning game one by a score of 133-119. Dating back to last year, Chicago has won 4 in a row.

How the Public is Betting the Bulls vs Hornets

55% are betting the Bulls against the spread.

54% are wagering on the game to go under the posted total of 229.5.

Betting Trends Worth Noting

  • The Bulls are 3-0-1 ATS in their last four games following a straight-up loss.
  • Bulls are 5-1 ATS in their last six games after allowing more than 125 points
  • Hornets are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games as a home underdog. in their previous game.
  • Hornets are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games as an underdog.

Joe’s Pick to Cover the Spread

Heading into this game, one of these teams will walk away with a win and break out of a recent slump. Even though they are playing on the road, look for Chicago to get back on track with a big win over Charlotte. I see the Bulls benefiting from playing a Charlotte unit that is vulnerable on the defensive end of the court. I expect the Bulls to have a big night on offense while playing just enough defense to pick up the win.

Prop Bets Worth Wagering

My favorite prop bet of the night is to take LaMelo Ball to go over his point total of 22.5 points. Throughout the season, the Chicago Bulls have struggled to slow down opposing point guards. In addition, the team is vulnerable inside. Look for Ball to have a big scoring night. Bet your Bulls vs. Hornets pick and ALL your Super Bowl bets this weekend for FREE by taking advantage of a 100% REAL CASH bonus on your first deposit of $100 to $300 at MyBookie Sportsbook! (Must use bonus code PREDICT100 when registering to get the special bonus credited!)