Bulls vs Hornets Prediction NBA Picks 1/31/24

Charlotte Hornets (10-34) vs Chicago Bulls (22-25)

Game Info: Wednesday, January 31, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Spectrum Center)

Betting Odds: Charlotte Hornets +2.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Chicago Bulls and the Charlotte Hornets duke it out at the Spectrum Center on Wednesday night. Here’s a Bulls vs Hornets Prediction.

Chicago Bulls

The Chicago Bulls have been in a rut as they've lost three of their past four games overall and they will be hoping to bounce back here after getting routed by the struggling Raptors in a 118-107 loss last night. DeMar DeRozan led the team with 25 points and five assists, Ayo Dosunmu added 21 points on eight of 11 shooting while Nikola Vucevic chipped in with 14 points and nine rebounds. As a team, the Bulls shot 50 percent from the field and 11 of 32 from the 3-point line as they dominated most of the first half to take a 16-point lead, only to get run down in the second half where they got outscored by 65-44 to lose by double digits in the end. The Bulls will meet the Kings after this one.

Chicago Bulls Player Facts

  • Alex Caruso is one of only six qualified players in the league averaging at least 1.0 threes, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks this season.
  • Nikola Vucevic ranks 9th amongst qualified players for rebounds per game (10.5) this season.

Charlotte Hornets

Meanwhile, the Charlotte Hornets have been in a slump as they've lost 11 of their last 13 games overall and they will be hoping to arrest a four-game slide after getting routed by the Knicks in a 113-92 loss on Monday. Brandon Miller led the team with 29 points on 11 of 19 shooting, Miles Bridges added 21 points with 10 rebounds and five assists while PJ Washington chipped in with 16 points. As a team, the Hornets shot 45 percent from the field and 11 of 32 from the 3-point line as they did their best to hang with the Knicks in a tightly contested first half, only to get blown out in the third quarter where they allowed 44 points to trail by as many as 29 points at one stage. The Hornets will take on the Thunder after this game.

Charlotte Hornets Player Facts

  • Nick Richards ranks T16th amongst qualified players for Blocks Per Game (1.4) this season.
  • Brandon Miller ranks 24th amongst qualified Forwards for three-pointers made Per Game (2.1) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Hornets rank 30th in the league for point differential per game this season (-11.8).
  • The Hornets rank 30th in the league for opponent three-point percentage this season (39.9%).
  • The Bulls ranks 30th in the league for pace this season (96.3).
  • The Bulls rank 29th in the league for opponent three-point field goals made per game this season (14.1).

Bulls vs Hornets Prediction

The Bulls are still shorthanded with Patrick Williams and Zach LaVine still out, while the Hornets are coming in with the same squad once again. The Bulls haven't looked like themselves recently and they would've been so disappointed after they squandered a 16-point lead to the Raptors last night, but I think they can bounce back against this ice-cold Hornets team who are getting routed by everyone these days. The line is short enough, so I'll back the Bulls even though they're playing this one on zero days' rest.

Peter’s Pick Chicago -2.5

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