Bulls vs. Hornets Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 2 (Charlotte's Road Struggles Continue in Chi-Town)

Bulls vs. Hornets Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 2 (Charlotte's Road Struggles Continue in Chi-Town)


Bulls vs. Hornets Game Info

  • Date: Thursday, February 2, 2023
  • Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
  • Venue: United Center -- Chicago, Illinois
  • Coverage: NBCS-CHI and BSSE

The Chicago Bulls (23-27) hope to inch closer to the .500 mark when they host the Charlotte Hornets (15-37) at the United Center at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, Feb. 2.

The Bulls returned home on Tuesday following a three-game road trip, only to fall 108-103 to the LA Clippers. The Hornets also head into this matchup following a loss, losing 124-115 to the Milwaukee Bucks two nights ago.

Can Chicago overcome Charlotte for the second time in the Windy City this season? Or will the Hornets win for the third time in their last four games?

Bulls vs. Hornets Odds & Spread

  • All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: CHA: (+190) | CHI: (-230)
  • Spread: CHA: +6 (-114) | CHI: -6 (-106)
  • Total: 236.5 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Bulls enter this contest as clear home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 8 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 236.5 points with -110 odds on both sides.

Bulls vs Hornets Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Bulls -6.5 - - 236.5 -108 -112 -275 225

Bulls vs. Hornets Betting Trends

  • The Bulls are 25-22-1 against the spread this season.
  • The Hornets are 10-14-1 ATS when underdogs by 6.5 points or more this season.
  • Bulls games have finished with a final combined score above the over/under 21 times out of 50 chances this season.
  • The Hornets have eclipsed the over/under 52% of the time this season (26 of 50 games with a set point total).
  • Against the spread, Chicago has played better at home, covering 13 times in 23 home games, and 12 times in 25 road games.
  • Charlotte's winning percentage against the spread at home is .318 (7-15-0). On the road, it is .500 (14-11-3).

Bulls vs. Hornets Prediction & Pick

The Hornets have two wins in their last three outings, but it's worth mentioning that both victories came at home. They've been much worse on the road this season, as seen by their 8-21 away record. Charlotte's also lost its last three road games, averaging just 104.7 PPG while losing by an average margin of 19.3 points.

I expect those road struggles to continue at the United Center, where the Hornets are 4-9 in their last 13 visits. Chicago already proved it can shut down Charlotte at home earlier this season, winning 106-88 back on Nov. 2.

Even though the Bulls aren't always perfect at home, nothing about the Hornets' recent road play suggests that there's an upset in the cards.

Final Score Prediction: Bulls: 124 | Hornets: 116

Bulls vs. Hornets Best Bet

I'm going with the Bulls covering as -6 favorites for the game's best bet. Chicago has been remarkably consistent at covering the spread as of late, going 5-2 ATS in its last seven games and 4-1 ATS against its last five Eastern Conference opponents.

Charlotte hasn't had nearly that much success lately, going 1-3 ATS in its last four games. Considering how the Bulls have covered the spread in six of their last eight games against the Hornets, I like Chicago's chances of covering even more.

Bet: Bulls -6 (-106)

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