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Chicago Bulls vs Charlotte Hornets 10/23/2019 Odds, Picks and Previews

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Chicago Bulls vs Charlotte Hornets 10-23-2019 Odds, Picks and Previews

Chicago Bulls vs Charlotte Hornets 10/23/2019 – The Charlotte Hornets will begin their 2019-20 NBA season campaign on their home floor, facing the up-and-coming Chicago Bulls on Wednesday at Spectrum Center. Terry Rozier, the Hornets prized acquisition this offseason, will be making his debut with his new team after a tumultuous final year with the Boston Celtics. The Bulls, meanwhile, hope to start the new season on a positive note after falling out of relevancy the past two seasons. For NBA bettors, they should pay attention on the money line and ATS betting because this game could be decided down the wire.

Chicago Bulls vs Charlotte Hornets 10/23/2019

When: Wednesday, 10/23/2019 7:00 PM ET
Where: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, North Carolina
TV: Fox Sports Southeast
Stream: NBA League Pass, SofaScore

Chicago Bulls vs Charlotte Hornets 10/23/2019 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Chicago Bulls +1 (-109) 217 o (-110) -105

Charlotte Hornets
-1 (-109) 217 u (-110) -116
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Chicago Bulls Betting

The Hornets will be marching into the new season with minimal expectations after losing All-Star guard Kemba Walker to free agency. His replacement Rozier will have a big shoe to fill, as Charlotte clearly needs all the points they can get from its key players (Nicolas Batum, Miles Bridges) just to finish with a respectable record at the end of the season.

Players to Watch: Terry Rozier (9.0 PPG on 38.7 FG%, 3.9 RPG and 2.9 APG*), Nicolas Batum (9.3 PPG on 45.0 FG%, 5.2 RPG and 3.3 APG*), Miles Bridges (7.5 PPG on 46.4 FG%, 4.0 RPG and 1.2 APG*)

Charlotte Hornets Betting

The Bulls will be entering year 3 of their rebuild, and they have high hopes their young team can make some noise in the Eastern Conference playoff race. Zach Lavine looks ready to be the full-fledged star for the Bulls after averaging just a shade below 24 points per game. The versatile frontcourt of Lauri Markkanen and Wendell Carter Jr. will only improve this season, making Chicago a legit dark horse contender for one of the lower playoff seeds in the East.

Players to Watch: Zach Lavine (23.7 PPG on 46.6 FG%, 4.7 RPG and 4.5 APG*), Lauri Markkanen (18.7 PPG on 43.0 FG%, 9.0 RPG and 1.4 APG*), and Otto Porter Jr. (17.5 PPG on 48.3 FG%, 5.5 RPG and 2.7 APG*).

Chicago Bulls vs Charlotte Hornets 10/23/2019 Betting Numbers

Trends

Chicago Bulls

Chicago is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago’s last 6 games.
Bulls are 1-8 SU in their last 9 games.
They are 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games against Charlotte.
Chicago is 6-3 SU in their last 9 games against Charlotte.
Bulls are 2-7 SU in their last 9 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chicago’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Charlotte.
They are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Chicago’s last 7 games against an opponent in the Southeast division.
Chicago is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games played on a Wednesday.

Charlotte Hornets

Charlotte is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
Hornets are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Charlotte’s last 9 games against Chicago.
They are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Charlotte’s last 5 games when playing at home against Chicago.
Charlotte is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Charlotte’s last 15 games against an opponent in the Central division.
Hornets are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games played on a Wednesday.

Injuries

Chicago Bulls

Chandler Hutchison SF Hamstring is out indefinitely

Charlotte Hornets

Nicolas Batum SG Achilles is “?” Wednesday vs Chicago

Head-to-Head
Chicago Bulls Charlotte Hornets
35-45-2 Against the Spread 39-41-2
37-43-2 Straight Up 45-36-1
104 Points per Game 110
113 Points Allowed per Game 111
45.32 Offensive FG% 44.77
78.35 Offensive FT% 79.68
35.06 Offensive 3PT% 35.12
47.34 Defensive FG% 46.99
76.29 Defensive FT% 78.73
36.54 Defensive 3PT% 36.09

Chicago Bulls vs Charlotte Hornets Betting Picks

The Bulls finished their preseason with back-to-back wins over the Raptors 105-91 and Hornets 111-93. The backcourt of Lavine and Coby White looks good and should give Hornets a lot of trouble on opening night. As for the home team, they lost four of their five preseason matches with their defense as the biggest weakness.

Moneyline: According to ESPN basketball power index, this game is going to be a close one with Chicago coming in as a slight favorite at 52 percent. The wisest NBA bet on this matchup is on the Bulls, who clearly have the edge in talent over the Hornets.

ATS: Charlotte is 4-6 against the spread in the last 10 head-to-head meetings with Chicago, and most of these games they had Kemba Walker. It would be difficult for Charlotte to cover the spread.

TOTALs: Chicago averaged 104.9 points per game last season while Charlotte scored 110 per contest. The Bulls are going to score a lot, but I don’t think the Hornets will breach the 110-point barrier, now that Kemba is gone. Predicted score: Bulls 120, Hornets 103.

Score Prediction: 120 – 103 Bulls