Chicago Bulls vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction, 1/26/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Chicago Bulls vs Charlotte Hornets
Date: Thursday, January 26, 2023
Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
TV: Bally Sports Southeast-Charlotte
The Chicago Bulls are headed to Spectrum Center on Thursday where they will try to defeat the Charlotte Hornets.
The Bulls stepped onto the hardwood against the Pacers and took a loss by a score of 116-110 in their last contest. In relation to fouls, the Bulls left the arena with 23 and the Pacers totaled 21 fouls. They also converted 10 out of their 37 attempts from beyond the arc. Indiana finished the contest at 78.6% from the free throw line by making 22 of 28 shots. Furthermore, Indiana grabbed 45 boards (14 offensive, 31 defensive) and earned 5 rejections. Indiana totaled 24 dimes and had 9 steals for this contest. In relation to defense, Chicago allowed the other team to shoot 42.4% from the field on 42 out of 99 shooting. They also doled out 19 assists for this contest while forcing 6 turnovers and getting 5 steals. In the matter of grabbing rebounds, they earned 45 with 11 of them being offensive. From the free throw line, the Bulls converted 19 of 25 attempts for a rate of 76.0%. Chicago wrapped up the contest having earned a 48.9% field goal percentage (43 of 88) and converted 5 of their 24 shots from 3-point land.
DeMar DeRozan is a guy who played a role in the game. DeRozan finished the contest at 66.7% from the floor and also distributed 3 assists. He was on the hardwood for 40 minutes and also pulled down 5 rebounds. He totaled 33 points on 14 out of 21 shooting.
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Chicago steps onto the court with a record of 22-25 for the season. They average 114.6 pts per contest (13th in the league) while connecting on 48.8% from the floor. The Bulls are hitting 36.8% on shots from 3-point land (503 of 1,368) and 81.5% from the free throw line. As a unit, Chicago is pulling down 42.4 rebounds per game and has accumulated 1,144 dimes on the campaign, which ranks 22nd in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. They lose possession by turning the ball over 13.7 times per contest and as a team they are committing 19.7 fouls per contest.
On defense, the Bulls have forced 15.0 turnovers per game and they draw 19.0 personal fouls. They give up 36.3% from 3-point land and they are 18th in the league in points per game allowed (114.7). The Bulls defense is giving up a FG percentage of 47.3% (1,963 of 4,146) and they concede 43.9 boards per game as a unit. They rank 22nd in the NBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 1,236 surrendered this year.
In their last game, the Hornets went home defeated by a final of 128-97 when they faced the Suns. With respect to cleaning the glass, Charlotte permitted Phoenix to pull down 55 overall (15 on the offensive glass). They shot 55.0% from behind the 3-point line by going 22 out of 40 and finished the contest at 12 of 13 at the charity stripe (92.3%). The Hornets permitted the Suns to convert 47 of 94 tries from the field which had them shooting 50.0% in the matchup. When this game wrapped up, the Hornets finished 39 out of 96 from the floor which had them shooting 40.6%. When discussing 3-point shots, Charlotte converted 6 out of 25 tries (24.0%). They were able to bury 13 of them for a clip of 72.2%. The Suns had 21 fouls for this contest which got the Hornets to the charity stripe for 18 tries. They also gave up possession of the ball 12 times, while getting 10 steals for the game. The Hornets earned 29 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 39 in the game.
Terry Rozier pitched in for the Hornets in the game. He knocked down 7 of 21 for the contest for a rate of 33.3%, and had 4 rebounds. Rozier scored 19 points in his 36 minutes on the court and added 5 dimes in the game.
Charlotte has a win-loss record of 13-36 for the year. On the offensive side of the court, the Hornets are hitting on 45.2% from the field, which has them ranked 28th in the league. Charlotte has tallied 5,490 points so far this year (112.0 per game) and they average 44.8 rebounds per contest. Their rate of earning assists is at 25.2 times per game (13th in basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 13.7 times per game. The Hornets commit 21.1 fouls every game and they shoot 74.9% from the free throw line.
The Hornets on defense are ranked 28th in basketball in points given up per game with 119.1. They are able to force 15.2 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 48.3% from the field (26th in the NBA). The Charlotte defense allows 36.9% on shots from behind the 3-point line (647 of 1,753) and opponents are making 78.8% of their shots from the free throw line. They concede 26.8 dimes and 46.2 boards per contest, ranking them 30th and 28th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Chicago
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