Bulls vs Hornets Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Friday, March 31, 2023

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The Chicago Bulls (36-40) visit the Charlotte Hornets (26-51) at Spectrum Center on Friday, March 31, 2023. The contest begins at 7:00 PM ET and airs on NBCS. The Bulls are 10-point favorites in the game, the fourth matchup between the squads this season. The over/under for the matchup is 224.5 points.

How to bet Bulls vs. Hornets

Chicago Bulls vs. Charlotte Hornets Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 10 points, with bookmakers listing the Bulls as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Bulls have -434 odds to pick up the win, while the Hornets are listed at +341 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 224.5 points.

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Bulls vs. Hornets Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, March 31, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NBCS
  • Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Arena: Spectrum Center

Bulls vs. Hornets Betting Trends

The Bulls are 39-37-0 against the spread this season. Chicago has been victorious in 18, or 56.2%, of the 32 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. Bulls games this year have gone over the point total 42.9% of the time (33 out of 77 games with a set point total).

In the Hornets’ 77 games this season, they have 34 wins against the spread. Charlotte has been the underdog on the moneyline 61 total times this season. Buzz City has gone 18-43 in those games. Hornets games this year have gone over the point total 33 times in 77 opportunities (42.9%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Bulls

Bulls Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Zach LaVine 72 25 4.6 4.2 0.9 0.2 2.7
DeMar DeRozan 69 24.9 4.7 5.1 1.1 0.5 0.6
Nikola Vucevic 76 17.7 11.1 3.3 0.7 0.7 1.6
Patrick Williams 76 10 4 1.2 0.9 0.8 1.4
Coby White 68 9.3 2.7 2.6 0.8 0.1 1.7

Hornets

Hornets Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Kelly Oubre Jr. 48 20.3 5.2 1.1 1.4 0.4 2.3
P.J. Washington 72 15.8 4.9 2.4 0.9 1.1 2
Gordon Hayward 50 14.7 4.3 4.1 0.8 0.2 1
Dennis Smith Jr. 54 8.8 3.1 4.8 1.4 0.5 0.4
Mark Williams 39 8.5 6.7 0.5 0.6 1.1 0
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Bulls vs. Hornets Injury Report

Hornets: LaMelo Ball: Out (Ankle), Kelly Oubre: Questionable (Shoulder), Dennis Smith: Questionable (Toe), Gordon Hayward: Doubtful (Thumb), Cody Martin: Out (Knee), Terry Rozier: Out (Foot)

What you need to know about the Chicago Bulls

So far this season, Chicago is posting 113.3 points per game (20th-ranked in NBA) and surrendering 112.5 points per contest (eighth-ranked). The Bulls are scoring 114.2 points per game this season at home, which is 1.8 more points than they’re averaging away from home (112.4). The Bulls’ offense has been better over their last 10 games, racking up 114.9 points per contest compared to the 113.3 they’ve averaged this season.

Chicago has struggled to drain three-pointers, ranking second-worst in the league with 10.5 treys per game. It ranks 10th with a 36.6% shooting percentage from beyond the arc this year. Of the shots attempted by the Bulls in 2022-23, 66.9% of them have been two-pointers (75.3% of the team’s made baskets) and 33.1% have been threes (24.7%).

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What you need to know about the Charlotte Hornets

Charlotte is the fourth-worst team in the NBA in points scored (111.5 per game) and 22nd in points conceded (117.3). The Hornets are putting up fewer points at home (110 per game) than away (112.8). Over their past 10 games, the Hornets are compiling 109.3 points per game, compared to their season average of 111.5.

In 2022-23 Charlotte is fifth-worst in the league in 3-point makes (10.7 per game) and second-worst in 3-point percentage (32.9%). The Hornets take 35.6% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 25.7% of their made baskets are from there. Inside the 3-point line, they attempt 64.4% of their shots, with 74.3% of their makes coming from there.

Our pick to win this matchup is the Bulls, and we predict that Hornets will cover the spread (Bulls -10). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 224.5 points.

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WRITTEN BY

Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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