Charlotte Hornets vs Chicago Bulls Prediction, 4/8/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Charlotte Hornets vs Chicago Bulls
Date: Friday, April 8, 2022
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: Bally Sports SE-CHA
The Charlotte Hornets (40-39) are on their way to United Center on Friday where they will take on the Chicago Bulls (45-35).
The Hornets faced off with the Heat and took a loss by a final of 144-115 in their last contest. With respect to fouls, the Hornets ended up walking away with 18 and the Heat finished the game with 14 fouls. They also made 23 of 42 attempts from downtown. Miami finished the game shooting 86.2% from the charity stripe by knocking down 25 of their 29 attempts. In addition, Miami grabbed 33 rebounds (8 offensive, 25 defensive) and added 3 blocks. Miami distributed 41 dimes and had 29 steals for the game. With respect to defense, Charlotte allowed the other team to shoot 57.1% from the floor on 48 out of 84 shooting. They also recorded 34 dimes in the game in addition to forcing 1 turnovers and earning 8 steals. In relation to pulling down boards, they compiled 31 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. From the charity stripe, the Hornets converted 13 of 18 shots for a rate of 72.2%. Charlotte walked away from the contest with a 52.9% FG percentage (45 of 85) and converted 12 out of their 38 shots from downtown.
Miles Bridges is someone who was a major factor for the contest. Bridges ended up shooting 68.8% from the floor and also totaled 4 assists. He was on the hardwood for 35 minutes played and also totaled 6 rebounds. He notched 29 points on 11 of 16 shooting.
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Charlotte comes into this game with a record of 40-39 on the campaign. They have an average of 114.8 points per outing (5th in the league) while going 46.5% from the field. The Hornets are connecting on 36.2% on shots beyond the perimeter (1,094 of 3,023) and 73.9% from the free throw line. As a unit, Charlotte is pulling in 44.5 boards per contest and has tallied 2,205 assists this year, which is 3rd in basketball in terms of passing the rock. They are giving up possession 13.2 times per game and as a team are committing 19.9 personal fouls every game.
When they are on the defensive end, the Hornets are forcing 15.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 19.7 fouls. They are ranked 28th in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 2,092 conceded for the campaign. The Hornets are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 46.6% (3,320 of 7,117) and they relinquish 47.3 boards per game as a team. They are conceding 36.2% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 28th in the league in opponents PPG (115.1).
The last time they took the court, the Bulls took a defeat with a final score of 117-94 when they faced the Celtics. In reference to how they rebounded, Chicago allowed Boston to grab 34 in total (8 offensive). They went 45.9% from distance by hitting 17 out of 37 and walked away from this one shooting 14 out of 22 at the free throw line (63.6%). The Bulls permitted the Celtics to convert 43 of 88 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 48.9% for this contest. Overall, the Bulls shot 35 out of 80 from the field which gave them a percentage of 43.8%. When it comes to three-point shots, Chicago buried 7 out of 23 tries (30.4%). They were able to knock down 17 of them for a percentage of 73.9%. The Celtics were called for 11 fouls in this game which took the Bulls to the charity stripe for a total of 23 shots. They also coughed up the ball 17 times, while getting 7 steals in the game. The Bulls corralled 33 defensive boards and 7 offensive boards totaling 40 in this game.
DeMar DeRozan ended up being a factor for the Bulls in the matchup. DeRozan accumulated 16 points in his 33 minutes on the court and added 5 dimes in the game. He made 6 of 16 for this contest for a rate of 37.5%, and accumulated 2 rebounds.
Chicago has a win-loss record of 45-35 on the year. The Bulls are committing 18.8 personal fouls per contest and they connect on 81.4% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 23.9 times per contest (17th in basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 12.7 times per contest. Chicago has scored 8,911 pts on the campaign (111.4 per contest) and they average 42.4 rebounds per contest. In terms of offensive execution, the Bulls are shooting 47.9% from the field, which ranks 3rd in basketball.
The Chicago defense gives up 36.5% on three-point shots (930 of 2,549) and their opponents are converting on 79.4% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have surrendered 24.8 dimes and 43.4 total rebounds per game, which ranks 15th and 9th in the league. The Bulls on defense are ranked 16th in the league in points given up per game with 111.6. They are forcing their opponents into 13.1 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 47.2% from the field (26th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Chicago
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