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Charlotte Hornets vs. Chicago Bulls

January 31, 2024





The Chicago Bulls will travel to Charlotte, North Carolina to face the Charlotte Hornets at the Spectrum Center with the game scheduled to start at 7:00 PM ET on Wednesday evening and will air on Bally Sports Charlotte and NBC Chicago.

Chicago enters this game with a record of 22-26 which puts them in 9th place in the Eastern Conference while having lost three of their last four games including Tuesday’s 107-118 loss at home against the Toronto Raptors. The Bulls have been one of the better defensive teams in the league this season as they enter this game allowing the 9th fewest points per game in the NBA with an average of 112.34 points allowed per game, however, because they play at a slower tempo than the majority of teams in the league it also leads them to be one of the lowest-scoring teams in the NBA as they are averaging the 5th fewest points per game with an average of 110.94 points per game. 

DeMar DeRozan has been one of the better players on the team as he leads the Bulls in scoring and assists with an average of 22.1 points and 5.4 assists per game. The Chicago Bulls will look to bounce back from their home loss against the Raptors when they travel to face the Charlotte Hornets.

The Charlotte Hornets have been one of the worst teams in the NBA this season with a record of 10-35 which gives them the 3rd worst record in the Eastern Conference and the 4th worst record in the NBA and are on a four-game losing streak following Monday’s 92-113 loss at home against the New York Knicks. The Hornets have been one of the worst offensive and defensive teams in the league as they are averaging the 3rd fewest points per game with an average of 108.56 points per game while allowing the 6th most points per game with an average of 120.33 points allowed per game. Miles Bridges has been one of the better players on the team and is 3rd on the team in scoring and steals while 2nd on the team in rebounds with an average of 20.9 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 1.15 steals per game. The Charlotte Hornets will look to end their four-game losing streak when they host the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday.

BookMaker has the Chicago Bulls listed as 2-point favorites on the road against the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday. Chicago has won eight of the last ten including the previous five meetings against Charlotte while having covered the spread in eight of the last ten including the previous five games in the series. The Chicago Bulls are 24-23-1 ATS overall, 11-12 ATS on the road, and 11-10 ATS as a favorite this season while the Charlotte Hornets are 16-29 ATS overall, 8-14 ATS at home, and 16-25 ATS as an underdog on the year.

Chicago enters this game with a better record and has been the dominant team in the series, winning eight of the last ten including the last five games against Charlotte. The Bulls have also been the better team at covering the spread in the series as they have covered the spread in eight of the last ten including the previous five matchups while also having been the better team at covering the spread this season with a record of 24-23-1 ATS overall while the Hornets at 16-29 ATS overall. Lay the points with the Chicago Bulls when they travel to face the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday. 

Spooky Express Pick: Chicago Bulls -2