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Chicago Bulls at Charlotte Hornets CashBet Wagering Analysis

It should be no surprise that Billy Donovan is leading the Bulls to an NBA betting renaissance.  Donovan has won big wherever he has gone.  Following two national championships at Florida, he was a big NBA winner at Oklahoma City.  Also, it helps that Donovan has a strong general manager in Marc Eversley.  Since Eversley took over two years ago, the Bulls have rapidly risen.  In a similar way, the Charlotte Hornets have made a move to contender status.  Head coach James Borrego has led a transition to a more offensive style of basketball.

Chicago Bulls vs. Charlotte Hornets Betting Information

Date: Wednesday, February 9, 2022
Time: 7:30 pm ET
Location: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, North Carolina
TV Coverage: ESPN

Bulls vs. Hornets Betting Odds

Bulls -2 ( -110 ) 237 ( -110 ) -130
Hornets +2 ( -110 ) 237 ( -110 ) +110
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Chicago Bulls at Charlotte Hornets CashBet Wagering Analysis

On this occasion, the Hornets will get most sportsbook betting support based on the home court.  Charlotte has impressed gamblers as one of the NBA’s most improved teams.  Additionally, handicappers are impressed that the Hornets have more offensive capability than they’ve had for several years.  The old days of putting people to sleep with a defense-only approach are over.

Wise Guys will be taking the Bulls for this matchup.  Cause by the price break that Chicago will get on the road.  Sharps love taking quality teams on the road for the enhanced value they bring.

Bull Market for Top Seed Chicago

Late on, Chicago has gotten the money in three of their most recent four games.  Further, the Bulls have cleared the Betting on NBA total in five of their last six matchups.  Now Chicago stands at 33-19 straight up, 30-21-1 against the spread, and 28-23 over the total.  NBA metrics show the Bulls rank 8th for scoring offense and 18th for points allowed.  Namely, DeMar DeRozan and Zach LaVine are averaging over 24 points per game to lead Chicago.

Hornets Spring the Sportsbooks as Surprise Value

Correlate that the Hornets have seen the payout window in only two of their most recent eight games.  In four of its last five games, Charlotte has stayed under the pro basketball betting total.  Now Charlotte stands at 28-26 straight up, 31-23 against the spread, and 26-27 under the total.  In sum, the Hornets are 2nd for scoring offense and 28th for points allowed.  Miles Bridges, LaMelo Ball, and Terry Rozier are pacing Charlotte with over 18 points per game.

Namely, Mitch Kupchak has proven his prowess as an NBA general manager.  Kupchak was a key executive for several Lakers’ championships.  Now he is working his magic for the Hornets.  Kupchak is a 7-time NBA champion as an executive.  Further, he won three more titles as a player.

Chicago Bulls at Charlotte Hornets Against the Spread

Chicago is 56% against the spread on the road.  In comparison, the Bulls are 62% vs. the line as a favorite.  Chicago is 54% on the board in Eastern Conference action.  Also, Chicago is 53% over the basketball betting total in away games.  The Bulls are 52% over the total as a favorite.  Chicago is 58% under the total in Eastern Conference matchups.

To summarize, Charlotte is 57% against the spread at home.  The Hornets are 56% vs. the odds against Eastern Conference opponents.  Charlotte is 52% on the board as an underdog.  Further, Charlotte is 59% under the total in home games.  The Hornets are 53% under the number against Eastern Conference opponents.  As an underdog, Charlotte is 50% over and under the total.

Chicago has covered four consecutive games against Charlotte.  Meanwhile, the Bulls and Hornets are 3-1 over the total in their series.  Chicago is 2-4 vs. the odds at Charlotte.  The Bulls and Hornets are 5-0 over the total at Charlotte.

Chicago Bulls at Charlotte Hornets CashBet Free Pick  

As mentioned earlier, the Bulls have had the NBA gambling upper hand recently against the Hornets.  And Chicago is in the black for away games.  Of major concern is the recent Charlotte slump.

Bulls at Hornets CashBet Best Bet: 

Chicago Bulls


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