Chicago Bulls vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction, 1/22/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Bulls vs Charlotte Hornets
Date: Friday, January 22, 2021
Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
TV: Fox Sports Southeast
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (+2)
The Chicago Bulls (6-8) go to Spectrum Center on Friday where they'll meet the Charlotte Hornets (6-8). Chicago opens this matchup as 2-point dogs. The total opens at 228.
The Chicago Bulls faced off with the Houston Rockets and took home the win by a score of 125-120 in their last contest. Chicago finished the contest having earned a 46.7% FG percentage (43 out of 92) and converted 20 of 45 shots from distance. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Bulls buried 19 of 21 attempts for a percentage of 90.5%. Pertaining to grabbing boards, they earned a total of 47 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 23 assists for the game in addition to having 10 steals and 3 blocks. When talking about defending, Chicago let their opponent shoot 52.3% from the field on 46 out of 88 shooting. Houston distributed 25 dimes and had 8 steals in this game. On top of that, the Rockets grabbed 36 rebounds (2 offensive, 34 defensive) and got 2 rejections. Houston shot 64.7% when shooting free throws by making 11 of 17 tries. They also made 17 out of their 40 shots from beyond the arc.
Zach LaVine is someone who was a major contributor in the matchup. He finished with 33 points on 11 out of 16 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 36:43 minutes played and also totaled 4 boards. LaVine finished the contest at 68.8% from the floor and also totaled 7 assists. Someone else that came through in this game for the Bulls was Lauri Markkanen. He snagged 7 boards and accounted for 2 dimes. He finished the contest at 41.7% from the floor for the matchup by connecting on 5-of-12 (18 points). When this game wrapped up, Markkanen was on the hardwood for 33:40 minutes.
Chicago comes into this game with a record of 6-8 for the year. They average 117.4 pts per game (4th in the league) while hitting 47.8% from the field. The Bulls are hitting 38.5% on 3-point shots (195 of 506) and 80.5% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Chicago is pulling down 44.8 rebounds per contest and has totaled 356 dimes for the season, which has them ranked 12th in the league in terms of passing the rock. They are losing possession via turnover 18.1 times per game and as a team are committing 21.6 personal fouls on a nightly basis. On defense, the Bulls have forced 14.9 turnovers per contest and they draw 22.2 fouls. They are conceding 38.2% on 3-point attempts and they rank 28th in the league in PPG from their opponents (120.0). The Bulls defense is allowing a FG percentage of 47.8% (208 of 311) and they relinquish 42.4 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are currently ranked 18th in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 356 surrendered on the year.
The last time they took the court, the Charlotte Hornets walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 116-113 against the Toronto Raptors. The Hornets earned 36 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive boards totaling 48 for this contest. They also rejected 5 shots while recording 6 steals for this game. The Raptors had 22 personal fouls in this contest which got the Hornets to the free throw line for a total of 29 shots. They were able to bury 22 of the free throws for a rate of 75.9%. In relation to shooting from downtown, Charlotte made 15 of their 36 attempts (41.7%). In all, the Hornets ended up going 38 out of 87 from the field which had them sitting at 43.7%. The Hornets permitted the Raptors to bury 36 out of their 86 attempts from the field which had them at 41.9% in this contest. They went 42.9% from downtown by connecting on 21 out of 49 and walked away from this one shooting 23 of 26 at the free throw line (88.5%). In reference to cleaning the glass, Charlotte allowed Toronto to pull down 43 overall (7 offensive).
Gordon Hayward was important for the Hornets in the game. He knocked down 7 of 13 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 53.8%, which got him 25 points. Hayward pulled down 5 rebounds in his 38:09 minutes of time on the court and accumulated 3 dimes in the game. One more player that played a role for Charlotte was Terry Rozier. He finished with 24 points in his 38:03 mins on the hardwood via 9 out of 19 from the floor for this contest. Rozier walked away from this one going 47.4% from the field while also contributing 2 assists and 9 rebounds.
Charlotte has a win-loss record of 6-8 this season. Charlotte has tallied 1,507 points for the season (107.6 per contest) and they pull in 44.8 boards per game. The Hornets are responsible for committing 19.1 fouls per game and they hit 73.6% from the free throw line. When it comes to offense, the Hornets are hitting on 44.5% from the field, which has them ranked 22nd in the league. They are dishing out assists 28.7 times per game (1st in the league) and they are turning it over 15.3 times per contest. The Hornets on the defensive end are ranked 9th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 108.1. They give up 27.9 assists and 47.4 rebounds every game, which ranks 30th and 26th in the league. The Charlotte defense concedes 34.5% on 3-point attempts (195 of 566) and opponents are converting on 72.9% of their foul shots. They are forcing their opponents into 16.1 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 44.7% from the field (7th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Chicago (+2)
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Get all of Today's NBA Picks
Get all of Today's Guaranteed Expert NBA Picks