It’s been a slow start to the week for the NBA, but that is going to change on Wednesday as there is a full slate of games. The Charlotte Hornets are set to visit the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday for what will be an interesting game in the Eastern Conference.
The Charlotte Hornets are coming into this game with an overall record of 6-12, and it looks like it’s going to be another lost season for this team. Charlotte has dropped three of their last four games leading into this one, and they have suffered some blowout losses as well.
Chicago comes into this game with a record of 7-14 on the year, and they have been a pretty big disappointment this season. The Bulls are coming into this game having two two straight, and that momentum could matter in this game.
The Chicago Bulls are 4.5-point betting favorites over the Charlotte Hornets in NBA action on Wednesday.
Hornets Will Have to Score
The Charlotte Hornets are coming into this game averaging 113.8 points per game, but they haven’t been playing well on offense of late. LaMelo Ball is scoring 24.7 points per game this season, but he is currently out of the lineup with an ankle injury.
Charlotte has been an elite team when it comes to shooting the ball from deep as they are making 37.1 percent of their shots. That is going to be a major key in this game, but that’s also something that is hard to do on a nightly basis.
The Hornets have a ton of young talent, and at some point this team is going to have to get better on the defensive end of the floor.
Bulls Playing Team Basketball
The Chicago Bulls are playing without Zach LaVine, but that might actually be just what this team has needed to get back on track. LaVine is wanting out of Chicago, and the rest of the roster looks like they are willing to play without him.
Chicago is scoring just 107.7 points per game this season, but that number has actually gotten better without their leading scorer. The Bulls have averaged 122 points per game over their last two contests and they have been playing inspired basketball.
Alex Caruso has turned this team into a team that loves to defend, and that is going to be a big key against a solid offensive team like the Hornets.
Bulls Blow Out the Hornets
This is a battle of two teams that have really struggled to begin the year, but some team is going to turn things around to win in this one. Charlotte is going to be without their best player in this game, and that is going to make it hard for this team to score points.
The Chicago Bulls are expected to play well in this game, and they finally appear as if they have figured some things out. Chicago is still not a great defensive team, but they have enough talent on offense to roll to a win in this one.
Bet the Chicago Bulls -4.5 as they are going to roll to a big win on Wednesday night in NBA action.