Charlotte Hornets vs Chicago Bulls 4/22/2021 Spread Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Charlotte Hornets vs Chicago Bulls 4/22/2021 – The Chicago Bulls have fallen off the playoff radar and are hoping to get back on that picture very soon. They are going to face the Chicago Bulls next this coming Thursday, April 22 in the house that their GM Michael Jordan built, the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. The game will begin at exactly 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time and will be seen on television live at NBC Sports Chicago and Bally Sports SE-CHA. NBA League Pass will also have the game up in an online live stream for their subscribers. Having the home court advantage has the Chicago Bulls as the favored team in NBA game odds against the Charlotte Hornets.
Charlotte Hornets vs Chicago Bulls 4/22/2021
Charlotte Hornets vs Chicago Bulls 4/22/2021 Betting Odds
Charlotte Hornets Betting
The Charlotte Hornets have been slipping as they are now the 8th best team in the NBA Eastern Conference and already two games behind the Miami Heat. They also own a 1.5 game cushion above the Indiana Pacers but a loss here could put them in the danger zone. LaMelo Ball is expected to be back soon to help the team but it doesn’t happen in this game. Gordon Hayward is also expected to be back but he is two weeks away from full recovery. This team now relies on Terry Rozier to lead them with Devonte Graham and PJ Washington giving him the support.
Players to watch: T. Rozier SG 54 GP 54 GS 34.1 MIN 20.7 PTS 0.6 OR 3.7 DR 4.3 REB 3.9 AST 1.3 STL 0.4 BLK 1.9 TO 1.7 PF 2 AST/TO 17.86 PER
G. Hayward SF 44 GP 44 GS 34 MIN 19.6 PTS 0.8 OR 5 DR 5.9 REB 4.1 AST 1.2 STL 0.3 BLK 2.1 TO 1.7 PF 2 AST/TO 17.72 PER
L. Ball PG 41 GP 21 GS 28.6 MIN 15.9 PTS 1.3 OR 4.5 DR 5.9 REB 6.1 AST 1.6 STL 0.3 BLK 2.8 TO 2.8 PF 2.2 AST/TO 18.67 PER.
Chicago Bulls Betting
The Chicago Bulls are now 23-43 and have slipped hard out of the playoff picture to be the 12th best team in the NBA Eastern Conference playoff picture. They have the Toronto Raptors and Washington Wizards above them. This team needs to make a good run for the next three weeks in order to chase for a play-in tournament spot at least. Zach LaVine is still not playing for the team and it now relies on Nikola Vucevic to anchor them along with Coby White who has been stepping up so far. It has been a tough task for the Bulls to hold the fort before LaVine comes back from the illness.
Players to Watch: Z. LaVine SG 53 GP 53 GS 35.2 MIN 27.5 PTS 0.6 OR 4.5 DR 5.1 REB 5.1 AST 0.8 STL 0.5 BLK 3.6 TO 2.3 PF 1.4 AST/TO 21.82 PER
N. Vucevic C 15 GP 17 GS 31.6 MIN 22.3 PTS 2.2 OR 7.3 DR 9.5 REB 3.4 AST 1.1 STL 0.9 BLK 1.5 TO 2.3 PF 2.3 AST/TO 24.42 PER
L. Markkanen PF 38 GP 25 GS 26.9 MIN 14.6 PTS 0.7 OR 4.7 DR 5.4 REB 0.9 AST 0.4 STL 0.3 BLK 1.1 TO 1.4 PF 0.9 AST/TO 15.61 PER.
Charlotte Hornets vs Chicago Bulls 4/22/2021 Betting Numbers
Charlotte are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
Chicago are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games.
Gordon Hayward SF Foot is out indefinitely
Zach LaVine SG Quarantine is out indefinitely
Charlotte Hornets vs Chicago Bulls Betting Picks
The Chicago Bulls have the home court advantage and that plays a huge part for sports betting to put them above the slipping Charlotte Hornets in this matchup. The Hornets don’t have the manpower to stop Nikola Vucevic as well.
Moneyline: The ML for the Hornets in this game is at +125 while the Bulls at home are given -150.
ATS: It is just three points across the spread for both teams with the Bulls having the -3 while the Hornets are on the other side with +3.
TOTALs: The total for this matchup is pegged at 213.5 points with the Bulls the team under and the Hornets are over.
Score Prediction: 104 – 99, Bulls