Charlotte Hornets at Chicago Bulls - 4/8/22 NBA Picks and Prediction

Chicago Bulls (45-35) vs Charlotte Hornets (41-39)

Game Info: Friday, April 8, 2022 at 8:00 pm (United Center)

Betting Odds: Chicago Bulls -2 -- Over/Under: 227.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Charlotte Hornets and Chicago Bulls meet Friday in NBA action at the United Center. The Charlotte Hornets look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Chicago Bulls need a win after losing six of their last nine games.

The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 114.8 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 114.8 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Miles Bridges is averaging 20.3 points and 3.8 assists, while LaMelo Ball is averaging 19.9 points and 6.7 rebounds. Terry Rozier is the third double-digit scorer and Gordon Hayward is dishing 3.6 assists. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 73.9 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.6 rebounds per game.

The Chicago Bulls are averaging 111.7 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 111.4 points on 47.1 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 28 points and 5 assists, while Zach LaVine is averaging 24.7 points and 4.6 rebounds. Nikola Vucevic is the third double-digit scorer and Lonzo Ball is dishing 5.1 assists. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 81.3 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.4 rebounds per game.

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The Hornets are 14-5-1 ATS in their last 20 road games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest. The Bulls are 35-15-1 ATS in their last 51 games as a favorite and 5-15 ATS in their last 20 games overall. The over is 5-1 in Hornets last 6 road games. The under is 15-6 in Bulls last 21 overall. The Hornets are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Chicago and 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The Charlotte Hornets are on the end of a back to back, but they're playing the better ball right now, and they have more to play for in terms of fighting for a better seed in the play-in tournament. The Chicago Bulls have not only had issues against good teams all season long, but there's a lack of motivation here with them locked into the sixth seed. It wouldn't be surprising at all to see the Bulls rest some players for this contest. Also, the Bulls are losing their last five games by an average of 8.8 points. I'll grab the free bucket.

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Randy’s Pick Charlotte Hornets +2

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