Charlotte Hornets vs Chicago Bulls Prediction, 4/22/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Charlotte Hornets vs Chicago Bulls
Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Charlotte (+3)
United Center is the venue where and the Chicago Bulls (24-33) will play the Charlotte Hornets (28-29) on Thursday. Charlotte opens this matchup as 3-point underdogs. The total has been set at 213.5.
The Charlotte Hornets played the New York Knicks and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 109-97 in their last game. Charlotte finished the game having earned a 45.3% FG percentage (39 of 86) and knocked down 16 of their 39 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the free throw line, the Hornets converted 3 of 8 attempts for a percentage of 37.5%. In reference to pulling down rebounds, they earned a total of 39 with 11 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 26 assists in this contest as well as creating 9 turnovers and getting 6 steals. In relation to defense, Charlotte allowed the other team to shoot 48.2% from the field on 40 out of 83 shooting. New York recorded 22 dimes and had 5 steals for the contest. Additionally, New York snagged 39 rebounds (11 offensive, 28 defensive) and added 3 blocked shots. New York finished the game at 91.7% from the charity stripe by converting 11 of their 12 tries. They buried 18 out of their 45 tries from distance.
Terry Rozier is one player who was a major factor in this contest. He ended up with 21 points on 8 out of 17 shooting. He played 38:56 mins and collected 7 rebounds. Rozier finished the contest at 47.1% from the field and earned 8 dimes. One more player that was a major factor in this game for the Hornets was Miles Bridges. He grabbed 14 rebounds in his 38:05 min on the court. He finished shooting 37.5% from the floor in the game by going 6-of-16 (15 points). When the time ran out, Bridges had accumulated 3 assists.
Charlotte comes into this matchup with a mark of 28-29 on the season. The Hornets are shooting 37.7% on shots from beyond the arc (796 of 2,110) and 76.8% from the free throw line. They have an average of 110.0 pts per game (22nd in the league) on 45.8% from the field. They lose possession by turning the ball over 15.4 times per contest and as a group are committing 18.0 personal fouls every game. As a team, Charlotte is pulling down 43.8 boards per contest and has earned 1,520 assists so far this year, which ranks 9th in the league in terms of passing. On the defensive end, the Hornets are forcing 14.9 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.4 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 36.9% from 3-point land and they rank 16th in the league in PPG from their opponents (111.4). The Hornets defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 46.7% (850 of 1,046) and they surrender 44.6 boards per contest as a team. They are ranked 29th in basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,561 surrendered so far this season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Chicago Bulls took home the win by a final score of 102-96 against the Boston Celtics. The Bulls were able to snag 31 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards for a total of 40 for the contest. They also turned the ball over 12 times, while getting 11 steals in this game. The Celtics committed 15 fouls in the matchup which took the Bulls to the free throw line for a total of 10 attempts. They were able to knock down 9 of the free throws for a clip of 90.0%. When talking about 3-pointers, Chicago made 11 of 32 attempts (34.4%). When all was said and done, the Bulls finished shooting 41 out of 90 from the field which gave them a rate of 45.6%. The Bulls allowed the Celtics to knock down 36 out of 77 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 46.8% for this game. They wrapped up this game 40.0% from behind the 3-point line via 10 out of 25 and ended up going 14 of 15 at the free throw line (93.3%). In the matter of how they rebounded, Chicago permitted Boston to collect 39 overall (3 offensive).
Nikola Vucevic was important for the Bulls in the game. He buried 13 out of 23 for this game giving him a field goal percentage of 56.5%, and totaled 9 rebounds. Vucevic had 29 points in his 31:37 minutes on the hardwood and had 2 assists for this game. Another guy who was a determining factor for Chicago was Coby White. He ended up finishing with 7 dimes in 29:35 mins on the hardwood, and he knocked down 5 of 14 from the floor. White ended up shooting 35.7% from the field as well as totaling 19 points and 3 rebounds.
Chicago has a record of 24-33 for the year. Chicago has earned 6,383 pts for the season (112.0 per contest) and they snag 44.5 boards per game. The Bulls have committed 19.1 fouls every game and they connect on 80.3% from the charity stripe. As an offense, the Bulls are hitting on 47.9% from the floor, which is 8th in basketball. They are dishing out assists 26.8 times per contest (6th in the league) and they cough up possession 15.4 times per game. The Bulls on defense are ranked 19th in the NBA in PPG given up with 113.2. They have forced 13.0 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 47.6% from the floor (25th in the league). The Chicago defense gives up 35.5% on shots from 3-point land (650 of 1,831) and their opposition makes 78.4% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have relinquished 24.2 assists and 42.1 rebounds per contest, which has them ranked 11th and 4th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Charlotte (+3)
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