Charlotte Hornets at Chicago Bulls NBA Picks & Predictions 4/3/2018
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
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The Charlotte Hornets head to United Center to take on the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. The opening line for this game has Charlotte as 4 point favorites.
The Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 34-44. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.4 as they are averaging 107.5 points per game while giving up 107.9 per contest. The Bulls have an overall mark of 26-51. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They are averaging 103.0 points per contest and giving up 109.5, which is a point differential of -6.5.
Valuable Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 32-42-4 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 38-38-2 against the over/under
Important Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 40-35-2 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 41-36-0 against the over/under
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
04/02/18 F Cody Zeller Knee is out for season
04/01/18 G Treveon Graham Concussion is out indefinitely
03/09/18 G Michael Carter-Williams Shoulder is out for season
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
04/02/18 G Kris Dunn Toe is downgraded to doubtful Tuesday vs Charlotte
04/02/18 F Paul Zipser Foot is downgraded to doubtful Tuesday vs Charlotte
03/22/18 G Zach LaVine Knee is out indefinitely
Kemba Walker comes into this game averaging 22.6 points per contest while playing 34.6 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 86%. Dwight Howard averages 16.7 points per contest in 30.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.3 assists per game and 12.3 rebounds per contest for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 56% for the season while his free throw percentage is 57%.
Denzel Valentine has scored 10.2 points per contest while playing 27.2 minutes per game this season for the Bulls. He hauls in 5.1 rebounds per contest and has 3.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Lauri Markkanen averages 15 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 30.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.5 rebounds per game and 1.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte averages 107.5 points per contest this year, which is 11th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.38 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 25th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 11th in the NBA. They average 45.4 boards per contest and 21.3 assists per game, which ranks them 3rd and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 28th with 12.6 per game. The Hornets allow 107.9 points per contest which is 19th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 28th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.7 rebounds a game which ranks 17th, and they allow 24.7 assists per game which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago is 26th in the NBA with 103 points per contest this season. They are 30th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -6.58. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 22nd in the league. They are 6th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.8 boards per contest and 9th in assists per game with 23.5. The Bulls are 18th in turnovers per contest with 13.9. The Bulls give up 109.5 points per game, which ranks them 25th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 24th and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 28th with 25.6 dimes allowed per game and 27th with 45.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Bulls are 3rd in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per contest this year.
The Hornets are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 109.1, and their offensive rating of 108.8 is ranked 15th. They are 8th in the NBA in pace with 98.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 26th. As a unit they are 22nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 23rd in the NBA. Charlotte is 30th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 8th in the NBA.
Chicago is 20th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 6th in the league. The Bulls are 28th in the NBA in offensive rating with 103.9, and their defensive rating of 110.6 is ranked 9th. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 29th. As a team they are 30th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Hornets/Bulls NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Charlotte -4
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