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Charlotte Hornets vs Chicago Bulls 02/20/2020 Spread Picks and Previews

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Charlotte Hornets vs Chicago Bulls 02-20-2020 Spread Picks and Previews

Charlotte Hornets vs Chicago Bulls 02/20/2020 – The Charlotte Hornets, who scored back-to-back wins before the break, gun for a third win in a row as they play the Chicago Bulls on Thursday at the United Center. Las Vegas betting lines listed the Hornets at +5 spread underdogs to the Bulls, who are on a six-game losing skid.

Charlotte Hornets vs Chicago Bulls 02/20/2020

When: February 20, 2020 8:00 PM ET
Where: United Center, Chicago, Illinois
TV: NBCH
Stream: NBA League Pass, SofaScore

Charlotte Hornets vs Chicago Bulls 02/20/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Charlotte Hornets +4.5 (-110) 200.5 o (-110) +170

Chicago Bulls
-4.5 (-110) 200.5 u (-110) -200
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Charlotte Hornets Betting

The Charlotte Hornets closed their campaign just before the All-Star break on a strong note, registering wins against the Detroit Pistons, 76-87, and the Minnesota Timberwolves, 115-108. Second-year sensation Devonte’ Graham, who has emerged as one of the top contenders for Most Improved Player of the Year, put up terrific stats line in those games. He finished with 14 points, 11 assists and 7 rebounds against the Pistons and followed it up with 28 points, 8 assists and 4 rebounds against the Timberwolves.

Players to Watch: Devonte’ Graham (18.1 PPG, 3.6 RPG and 7.8 APG)

Terry Rozier (17.8 PPG, 4.5 RPG, and 4.1 APG)

Miles Bridges (13.0 PPG, 5.5 RPG and 1.7 APG)

Chicago Bulls Betting

The All-Star Weekend in Windy City allowed everyone to forget another disappointing season for the Chicago Bulls. With the mid-season festivities over, the Bulls face reality once more as they enter the second half of the season trying to stay relevant in what appears to be another early exit for once-proud franchise.

Players to Watch: Zach Lavine (25.3 PPG, 4.8 RPG, 4.1 APG)

Coby White (11.1 PPG, 3.5 RPG, 2.4 APG)

Tomas Satoransky (10.3 PPG, 3.7 RPG, 5.3 APG)

Charlotte Hornets vs Chicago Bulls 02/20/2020 Betting Numbers

Trends

Charlotte Hornets

Charlotte are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games.
Hornets are 3-13 SU in their last 16 games.
Charlotte are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games against Chicago.
Charlotte are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against Chicago.
Hornets are 2-7 SU in their last 9 games on the road.
Charlotte are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Chicago.
Charlotte are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte’s last 6 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
Charlotte are 13-3 ATS in their last 16 games against an opponent in the Central Division division.

Chicago Bulls

Chicago are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Chicago’s last 8 games.
Chicago are 0-6 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Chicago’s last 12 games against Charlotte.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago’s last 5 games at home.
Chicago are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games when playing at home against Charlotte.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chicago’s last 5 games this season.
Chicago are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
Bulls are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games played in February.
Chicago are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games played on a Thursday.

Injuries

Charlotte Hornets

Terry Rozier PG Knee is upgraded to probable Thursday vs Chicago
Cody Martin SF Concussion is upgraded to probable Thursday vs Chicago

Chicago Bulls

Otto Porter Jr. SF Foot is out indefinitely
Kris Dunn PG Knee is out indefinitely
Denzel Valentine SG Hamstring is downgraded to OUT Thursday vs Charlotte
Lauri Markkanen PF Pelvis is out indefinitely
Wendell Carter Jr. C Ankle is downgraded to OUT Thursday vs Charlotte

Head-to-Head
Charlotte Hornets Chicago Bulls
25-27 Against the Spread 24-30
27-27 Straight Up 30-24
102 Points per Game 106
110 Points Allowed per Game 109
43.36 Offensive FG% 44.23
74.61 Offensive FT% 76.24
34.73 Offensive 3PT% 34.61
47.63 Defensive FG% 47.48
76.37 Defensive FT% 75.45
35.68 Defensive 3PT% 35.15

Charlotte Hornets vs Chicago Bulls Betting Picks

Online Bookmakers are making a gamble here by putting the undermanned Bulls as the favorites over the Hornets, who played solid basketball in back-to-back games. The Bulls have Zach Lavine balling like crazy the last two months, but a supporting cast hampered by injuries certainly doesn’t bode well for this team going forward.

Moneyline: Bet on the Hornets at +170. Charlotte’s last two games showed a glimpse of the future with Graham leading the charge. The Hornets lead their regular-season series against the Bulls 2-1, including a 10-point win, 83-73, last December 13.

ATS: Bet on the Bulls to cover the spread. I am expecting another toe-to-toe matchup between these two teams, who had two nail-biting games earlier this season.

TOTALs: Back the UNDER at 200.5 points. Based on the scores of their last game, it all seems that this game is heading to another low-scoring game.

Score Prediction: 95 – 93 Hornets