The Chicago Bulls (23-27) and the Charlotte Hornets (15-37) will take the court at United Center in a game on Thursday, February 2, 2023 at 8:00 PM ET on NBCS. The Bulls are 6-point favorites in the game. The matchup’s over/under is 237.
How to bet Bulls vs. Hornets
Chicago Bulls vs. Charlotte Hornets Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 6 points, with bookmakers listing the Bulls as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Bulls have -238 odds to pick up the win, while the Hornets are listed at +194 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 237 points.
Bulls vs. Hornets Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Thursday, February 2, 2023
- Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: NBCS
- Location: Chicago, Illinois
- Arena: United Center
Bulls vs. Hornets Betting Trends
The Bulls have played 50 games, with 27 wins against the spread. Chicago has been victorious in nine, or 45%, of the 20 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. Bulls games this year have eclipsed the over/under 42.3% of the time (22 out of 52 games with a set point total).
In the Hornets’ 52 games this season, they have 22 wins against the spread. Charlotte has gone 10-31 in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 24.4% of those games). The Hornets have hit the over 51.9% of the time this season (27 of 52 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Bulls: Javonte Green: Out (Knee), Lonzo Ball: Out (Knee)
Hornets: Cody Martin: Out (Knee), Kelly Oubre: Out (Hand), Miles Bridges: Out (Personal)
What you need to know about the Chicago Bulls
Chicago is scoring 114.3 points per game (15th-ranked in NBA) this year, while ceding 114.4 points per contest (18th-ranked). The Bulls are scoring 114.7 points per game when playing at home. In away games, they are averaging 113.9 points per contest. On the offensive side of the ball, the Bulls have had a tough time putting the ball in the basket over their last 10 games, scoring 111.2 points per contest over that span compared to the 114.3 they’ve put up over the course of this year.
While Chicago is in the bottom five in the NBA in threes per game with 10.7 (fourth-worst), it ranks ninth in the league with a 36.8% three-point percentage. Of the shots taken by the Bulls in 2022-23, 66.8% of them have been two-pointers (74.9% of the team’s made baskets) and 33.2% have been from beyond three-point land (25.1%).
What you need to know about the Charlotte Hornets
Charlotte is 24th in the NBA in points scored (112.3 per game) and third-worst in points allowed (118.7). At home, the Hornets score 110.3 points per game. Away, they average 113.8. The Hornets have performed better offensively in their previous 10 games, posting 112.9 points per contest, 0.6 more than their season average of 112.3.
In 2022-23 Charlotte is 25th in the NBA in 3-point makes (10.8 per game) and worst in 3-point percentage (32.4%). The Hornets take 64.1% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 35.9% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 74.2% of the Hornets’ buckets are 2-pointers, and 25.8% are 3-pointers.
Our prediction to win this contest is the Bulls, and we project that Bulls will cover the spread (Bulls -6). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 237 points.
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