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Charlotte Hornets at Chicago Bulls odds, picks and prediction

Jan 22, 2021; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Charlotte Hornets guard Devonte' Graham (4) gets past Chicago Bulls guard Coby White (0) with help from center Bismack Biyombo (8) during the first quarter at Spectrum Center. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

The Charlotte Hornets (28-29) visit the Windy City Thursday for a 9 p.m. ET game against the Chicago Bulls (24-34) at United Center. Below, we analyze the Hornets-Bulls odds and lines, with NBA picks and predictions.

Charlotte lost four of its past five games and went 1-4 against the spread, including a 109-97 loss to the New York Knicks as a 5-point road underdog Tuesday.

The Hornets are eighth in the Eastern Conference, 4 games ahead of the 11-seed Toronto Raptors. Seeds 7-10 from each conference participate in the postseason play-in tournament.

The 12th-place Bulls have fallen 1 game back of Washington for that final play-in seed thanks to a 2-6 straight-up and ATS stretch over their last eight games. Chicago had a two-game winning streak snapped Wednesday in a 121-105 blowout loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers as a 2-point road favorite.

The Bulls routed the Hornets 123-110 in their first meeting this season Jan. 22. Chicago outscored Charlotte in all four quarters and SG Zach LaVine scoring an efficient 25 points on 8-for-12 shooting with 6 rebounds and 9 assists.

Hornets at Bulls: Odds, spread and lines

Odds via BetMGM; access USA TODAY Sports’ betting odds for a full list. Lines last updated at 11:05 a.m. ET.

  • Money line: Hornets +100 (bet $100 to win $100) | Bulls -120 (bet $120 to win $100)
  • Against the spread/ATS: Hornets +1.5 (-115) | Bulls -1.5 (-105)
  • Over/Under: 209.5 (O: -115 | U: -105)

Hornets at Bulls: Key injuries

Hornets

  • PG LaMelo Ball (wrist) out
  • SF Gordon Hayward (foot) out
  • SG Malik Monk (ankle) out

Bulls

  • SG Zach LaVine (health and safety protocols) out

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Hornets at Bulls: Odds, lines, predictions and picks

Prediction

Hornets 107, Bulls 101

Money line (ML)

Slight “LEAN” to the HORNETS (+100) for a quarter unit if at all because Charlotte plus the points is a better wager.

Charlotte is the best close-game team in the Association, which is a factor for me if BetMGM is projecting Hornets-Bulls to be decided by a single possession.

The Hornets are 16-8 with the highest net rating (plus-34.0) in the league in clutch situations whereas the Bulls are 12-19 overall with the 22nd-ranked net rating (minus-8.7) in those situations, and their All-Star is out due to injury.

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Against the spread (ATS)

Definitely BET the HORNETS +1.5 (-115) heavier than or instead of Charlotte’s money line because this would be considered a “good spot” for Charlotte.

The Hornets are 10-2 ATS in road games vs. teams with a losing record while the Bulls are 6-7 ATS as a home favorite and 1-5 ATS in their last six games played on no rest.

Over/Under (O/U)

Slight “LEAN” to the UNDER 209.5 (-105) for a quarter unit because of all the missing firepower between both teams and a few favorable trends.

For instance, the Under has cashed in seven of Charlotte’s previous eight games as an underdog and five of Chicago’s last six as a home favorite.

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