Charlotte Hornets vs Chicago Bulls Predictions, NBA Parlay Picks 2/20/2020
Game: Charlotte Hornets vs Chicago Bulls
Date: Thursday, February 20, 2020
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago -4.5
Coby White and the Chicago Bulls (19-36, 3rd in the Central Division) play the Charlotte Hornets (18-36, 4th in the Southeast Division) at United Center on Thursday, February 20, 2020. The spread on this matchup has Chicago as 4.5 point favorites. The total opens at 200.5.
The Hornets cover the spread 48.1% of the time, having gone 26-28-0 ATS. Chicago is covering the spread 44.4% of the time, going 24-30-1 against the spread.
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
02/19/20 PG Terry Rozier Knee is upgraded to probable Thursday vs Chicago
02/19/20 PF Cody Martin Concussion is upgraded to probable Thursday vs Chicago
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
11/08/19 SF Otto Porter Jr. Foot is out indefinitely
02/14/20 F Wendell Carter Jr. Ankle is upgraded to questionable Thursday vs Charlotte
02/14/20 SG Denzel Valentine Hamstring is questionable Thursday vs Charlotte
02/04/20 PG Kris Dunn Knee is out indefinitely
01/24/20 PF Lauri Markkanen Pelvis is out indefinitely
Terry Rozier averages 17.8 points per contest in 34.2 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.1 assists per game and 4.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 87%. Devonte' Graham comes into this game averaging 18.1 points per contest while playing 35.2 minutes per night. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 7.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Zach Lavine averages 25.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.5 minutes per game. He also hauls in 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes 4.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 82%. Coby White scores 11.1 points per contest while playing 24.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.5 rebounds per contest and has 2.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hornets allow 110.2 points per contest which is 13th in the NBA. They also surrender a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 27th and 16th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.1 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd, and they allow 26.8 assists per game which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Charlotte averages 102.9 points per contest, which is 30th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -7.3 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 28th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They average 42.9 boards per contest and 23.8 assists per game, which ranks them 24th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 14th with 14.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulls give up 109.5 points per game, which ranks them 12th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 48% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 25th and 13th in those defensive statistics. They rank 24th with 25.5 dimes allowed per game and 21st with 46.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Bulls are 30th in the league in forcing turnovers with 18.0 per contest. Chicago is 25th in the NBA with 106.4 points per contest this season. They are 25th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -3.1. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 24th in the league. They are 28th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.4 boards per contest and 24th in assists per game with 23.1. The Bulls are 7th in turnovers per contest with 15.4.
The Hornets are 27th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.9, and their defensive rating of 113.5 is ranked 26th. In terms of pace they are 30th in the league with 96.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 27th. As a team they are 27th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league. Charlotte is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 4th in the league.
Chicago is 4th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 5th in the NBA. The Bulls are 26th in the league in defensive rating with 109.1, and their offensive rating of 106 is ranked 14th. They are 15th in the NBA in pace with 99.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 25th. As a unit they are 26th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 11th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Chicago -4.5 and over 200.5 total points
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