Chicago Bulls vs Charlotte Hornets NBA Picks 10/23/2019
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
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The Chicago Bulls travel to Spectrum Center to play the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday, October 23, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Charlotte as 1 point favorites.
The Bulls head into this matchup after finishing last year with a mark of 22-60. They were 4th in the Central Division. They had a point differential of -8.4 as they averaged 104.9 points per contest while giving up 113.4 per game. The Hornets had an overall record of 39-43 last season. They were 2nd in the Southeast Division. They averaged 110.7 points per game and surrendered 111.8, good for a point differential of -1.1.
Valuable Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls were 35-45-2 against the spread last season
The Chicago Bulls were 38-41-3 against the over/under last year
Important Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets were 39-41-2 against the spread last season
The Charlotte Hornets were 44-36-2 against the over/under last year
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
10/19/2019 Shaquille Harrison PG Hamstring Game Time Decision
10/17/2019 Chandler Hutchison SF Hamstring Game Time Decision
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
10/18/2019 Kobi Simmons PG Undisclosed Game Time Decision
10/18/2019 Cody Martin SF Ankle Game Time Decision
10/18/2019 Nicolas Batum SF Achilles Game Time Decision
10/18/2019 Marvin Williams PF Illness Game Time Decision
10/18/2019 Terry Rozier PG Knee Game Time Decision
Lauri Markkanen averaged 18.7 points per game in 32.3 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 1.4 assists per contest and 9.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage was 43% for the year while his free throw percentage was 87%. Zach Lavine comes into this contest after averaging 23.7 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per night last season. He pulled down 4.7 rebounds per game and dished out 4.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 47% while his free throw percentage was at 83%.
Miles Bridges averaged 7.5 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 21.2 minutes per contest. He also averaged 4.0 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 46% and his free throw percentage was 75%. Terry Rozier averaged 9.0 points per game while playing 22.7 minutes per contest last year. He grabbed 3.9 rebounds per game and had 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 39% and his free throw percentage finished at 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulls allowed 113.4 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 20th in the league. They also allowed a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 26th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 46.4 rebounds a game which ranked 25th, and they gave up 25.5 assists per contest which put them in 22nd place in the league. They forced 13.3 turnovers per game which ranked them 9th in the league. Chicago averaged 104.9 points per contest last season, which ranked them 27th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin was -8.4 and their shooting percentage was 45% as a team, which had them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shot 35% which was good for 17th in the league. They averaged 42.9 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per game, which ranked them 25th and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 12th with 14.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hornets surrendered 111.8 points per contest, which ranked them 17th in the NBA. Their defense allowed a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They ranked 26th with 26.0 assists allowed per contest, and 21st with 45.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hornets were 13th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per game last season. Charlotte was 19th in the league with 110.7 points per game last year. They were 26th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin was -1.1. They shot 35% from 3-point range, which was good for 18th in the NBA. They were 23rd in the league in rebounding with 43.8 boards per game and 24th in assists per contest with 23.2. The Hornets were 29th in turnovers per game with 12.2.
The Bulls were 29th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.8, and their defensive rating of 113.2 was ranked 25th last season. In terms of pace they were 19th in the league with 99 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% was 28th. As a team they were 28th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 27th in the league. Chicago was 9th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 54%, which was 4th in the league.
Charlotte was 30th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 10.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 54%, which was 6th in the league. The Hornets were 11th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.4, and their defensive rating of 112.5 was ranked 22nd. In terms of pace they were 21st in the league with 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% was 22nd. As a team they were 18th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Hornets NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Charlotte -1
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