Chicago Bulls vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction, 5/6/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Bulls vs Charlotte Hornets
Date: Thursday, May 6, 2021
Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (+3.5)
The Chicago Bulls (26-39) are headed to Spectrum Center on Thursday where they'll take on the Charlotte Hornets (32-33). The line on this contest has Charlotte as 3.5-point favorites. The O/U opens at 223.
The Chicago Bulls faced the Philadelphia 76ers and ended up losing by a score of 106-94 in their last game. Chicago wrapped up the game having earned a 41.4% field goal percentage (36 out of 87) and converted 11 out of their 34 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the charity stripe, the Bulls made 11 of their 14 attempts for a percentage of 78.6%. Regarding pulling down boards, they earned 40 with 12 of them being offensive. They also recorded 25 assists for this game while forcing 16 turnovers and earning 7 steals. In regard to defending, Chicago allowed the other team to shoot 53.3% from the floor on 40 out of 75 shooting. Philadelphia doled out 23 dimes and had 11 steals for this game. Additionally, Philadelphia pulled down 44 rebounds (7 offensive, 37 defensive) and had 2 blocks. Philadelphia finished the contest at 71.4% at the free throw line by knocking down 15 of 21 attempts. They also buried 11 of their 28 tries from long range.
Coby White is one player who came through in the matchup. He ended up with 23 points on 8 out of 19 shooting. He was on the court for 28:48 mins played and collected 2 rebounds. White walked away from this one shooting 42.1% from the floor and also distributed 5 assists. Someone else that was a determining factor in the game for the Bulls was Thaddeus Young. He grabbed 4 rebounds in 27:43 min played. He walked away from this one shooting 46.2% from the field in the matchup by shooting 6-of-13 (13 points). In all, Young accounted for 3 assists.
Chicago heads into this contest with a win-loss mark of 26-39 so far this season. They have an average of 110.6 pts per contest (21st in the NBA) while connecting on 47.7% from the floor. The Bulls are hitting 36.4% on 3-point shots (796 of 2,184) and 79.5% from the free throw line. As a team, Chicago is pulling in 44.5 rebounds per game and is sitting with 1,742 assists this year, which is 6th in basketball in terms of passing. They lose possession via turnover 15.4 times per game and as a squad are committing 19.0 fouls on a nightly basis. When they are on defense, the Bulls are able to force 12.8 turnovers every game while drawing 18.0 personal fouls. The Bulls defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 47.6% (833 of 1,167) and they surrender 42.0 rebounds per game as a group. They are 8th in basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 1,571 surrendered for the campaign. They are conceding 35.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they rank 18th in basketball in PPG allowed (112.4).
When they last stepped on the court, the Charlotte Hornets got the victory with a final of 102-99 when they played the Detroit Pistons. The Hornets recorded 35 defensive boards and 16 offensive boards for a total of 51 for this contest. They turned the ball over 8 times, while earning 8 steals in the matchup. The Pistons committed 21 personal fouls for this game which took the Hornets to the charity stripe for 24 attempts. They were able to bury 18 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 75.0%. In reference to shooting from 3-point land, Charlotte made 8 of their 31 attempts (25.8%). When this game wrapped up, the Hornets shot 38 out of 93 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 40.9%. The Hornets permitted the Pistons to bury 39 of 85 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 45.9% in the game. They went 28.1% from three-point range by hitting 9 of 32 and ended up going 12 of 20 from the free throw line (60.0%). In regard to how they rebounded, Charlotte allowed Detroit to pull down 46 in all (10 offensive).
LaMelo Ball ended up having an impact for the Hornets in the matchup. He knocked down 7 out of 16 in this contest for a field goal rate of 43.8%, and had 7 rebounds. Ball racked up 23 points in his 30:37 mins of playing time and had 6 dimes for the contest. Someone else that was pivotal for Charlotte was Terry Rozier. He left the arena with 6 dimes in 39:03 mins on the court, and he put in 8 of 23 from the floor. Rozier finished going 34.8% from the field and also earning 18 points and 2 rebounds.
Charlotte has a mark of 32-33 for the campaign. The Hornets are responsible for committing 18.1 fouls every game and they shoot 76.3% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 26.9 times per contest (5th in the league) and they turn the ball over 15.0 times per game. Charlotte has scored 7,129 points so far this season (109.7 per contest) and they snag 43.6 rebounds per game. As an offensive team, the Hornets are hitting on 45.8% from the field, which has them ranked 22nd in the league. The Hornets on defense are ranked 10th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 111.0. The Charlotte defense concedes 36.3% on 3-pointers (943 of 2,597) and their opponents are knocking down 74.9% of their free throw attempts. They have given up 27.2 assists and 44.8 boards per contest, ranking them 30th and 18th in the NBA. They are forcing 14.8 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.6% from the floor (16th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Chicago (+3.5)
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