Bulls vs Hornets Prediction - NBA Picks 1/8/24

Charlotte Hornets (8-25) vs Chicago Bulls (16-21)

Game Info: Monday, January 8, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Spectrum Center)

Betting Odds: Charlotte Hornets +6.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Chicago Bulls invade the Spectrum Center to do battle with the Charlotte Hornets on Monday night. Here's a Bulls vs Hornets prediction.

Chicago Bulls

The Chicago Bulls have been in decent shape as they've won six of their last 10 games overall and they will be eager to keep it going after routing the Hornets in a 104-91 win on Friday. Coby White led the team with 22 points, 10 rebounds and six assists, DeMar DeRozan added 17 points with six assists while Zach LaVine chipped in with 15 points and four assists off the bench. As a team, the Bulls shot 54 percent from the field and 10 of 28 from the 3-point line but they set this win up with their defense as they held the Hornets to just 19 points in the second quarter to take the early lead, before they finished with a flurry in the fourth quarter to win by double digits. The Bulls will meet the Rockets after this one.

Chicago Bulls Player Facts

  • DeMar DeRozan ranks 8th amongst qualified Forwards for assists per game (5.3) this season.
  • Coby White ranks 24th amongst qualified players for three-pointers made Per Game (2.9) this season.

Charlotte Hornets

Meanwhile, the Charlotte Hornets have been ice-cold lately as they've lost 12 of their last 13 games overall and they will be hoping to bounce back after getting thrashed by the Bulls on Friday. Miles Bridges led the team with 28 points on 12 of 18 shooting, Terry Rozier added 15 points with seven assists while Cody Martin chipped in with 13 points. As a team, the Hornets shot just 40 percent from the field and 10 of 34 from the 3-point line, but they were always playing from behind after getting off to a slow start, scoring just 41 points in the first half. Brandon Miller had a night to forget as he scored just nine points on three of 13 shooting from the field and one of seven from the 3-point line.

Charlotte Hornets Player Facts

  • Nick Richards ranks 20th amongst qualified players for Blocks Per Game (1.2) this season.
  • Terry Rozier ranks 16th in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for FT% (85.9%) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Hornets rank 30th in the league for opponent three-point percentage this season (39.6%).
  • The Hornets rank 30th in the league for free throws made per game this season (15.2).
  • The Bulls rank 1st in the league for opponent field goal attempts per game this season (85.5).
  • The Bulls rank 30th in the league for Q1 points per game this season (25.6).

Bulls vs Hornets prediction

The Bulls could be shorthanded once again with Patrick Williams and Alex Caruso both listed as questionable, while the Hornets are coming into this one with the same squad. The Bulls haven't been at their best lately, but they're getting healthier with LaVine returning to the court and they made light work of the Hornets on Friday. It's always tough to beat the same team twice in a row in the NBA, but the Hornets just can't buy a win these days, so I'm expecting more of the same in this meeting.

Peter’s Pick Chicago -6.5

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