Chicago Bulls at Charlotte Hornets NBA Picks & Predictions 2/27/2018
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
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The Chicago Bulls head to Spectrum Center to take on the Charlotte Hornets on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. The opening line for this game has Charlotte as 10 point favorites.
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The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 20-39. They are 5th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.1 as they are averaging 103.5 points per game while giving up 109.6 per contest. The Hornets have an overall mark of 27-33. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 106.5 points per contest and giving up 106.3, which is a point differential of 0.2.
Valuable Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 31-26-2 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 32-27-0 against the over/under
Important Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 25-31-4 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 28-30-2 against the over/under
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
02/26/18 G Zach LaVine Possible Rest is "?" Monday vs Brooklyn
02/24/18 F Paul Zipser Foot is "?" Monday vs Brooklyn
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Zach Lavine comes into this game averaging 17.5 points per contest while playing 26.2 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is 81%. Lauri Markkanen averages 14.8 points per contest in 30.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.2 assists per game and 7.7 rebounds per contest for Chicago. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Dwight Howard has scored 15.7 points per contest while playing 30.7 minutes per game this season for the Hornets. He hauls in 12.7 rebounds per contest and has 1.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 55%. Kemba Walker averages 22.9 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 34.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.3 rebounds per game and 5.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago averages 103.5 points per contest this year, which is 23rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6.02 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 29th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 18th in the NBA. They average 44.7 boards per contest and 23.6 assists per game, which ranks them 7th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 23rd with 13.7 per game. The Bulls allow 109.6 points per contest which is 24th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 18th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.8 rebounds a game which ranks 29th, and they allow 25.3 assists per game which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte is 13th in the NBA with 106.5 points per contest this season. They are 26th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 0.22. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 9th in the league. They are 3rd in the NBA in rebounding with 45.7 boards per contest and 26th in assists per game with 21.3. The Hornets are 28th in turnovers per contest with 12.8. The Hornets give up 106.3 points per game, which ranks them 16th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 18th and 25th in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 24 dimes allowed per game and 16th with 43.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Hornets are 8th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per contest this year.
The Bulls are 29th in the league in defensive rating with 110.2, and their offensive rating of 104.1 is ranked 8th. They are 9th in the NBA in pace with 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 28th. As a unit they are 29th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 12th in the NBA. Chicago is 25th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 6th in the NBA.
Charlotte is 29th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 12th in the NBA. The Hornets are 14th in the league in defensive rating with 107.8, and their offensive rating of 108 is ranked 19th. They are 10th in the NBA in pace with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 27th. As a unit they are 26th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 24th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Hornets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago +10
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