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Bobcats home to Bulls in NBA betting action

Chicago BullsCharlotte Bobcats
Feb 22, 7:00 PM | Time Warner Cable Arena

Chicago Bulls vs Charlotte Bobcats Odds

31-23TEAM RECORD13-41

The Bobcats will try to pay off for their supporters on Friday when they play host to the Bulls at Time Warner Cable Arena in NBA wagering action.

The Bobcats sit at 13-41 (20-34 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Bulls are currently 31-23 (23-31 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Charlotte is 24-29-1 OU, and Chicago is 23-31 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Chicago vs Charlotte Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Charlotte opened as 6-point underdogs at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total was sitting around 187 at Sportsbook.ag for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Bobcats, currently No. 30 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Bulls, who rate No. 6 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 96-87 victory for the Bulls.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Charlotte's No. 23-ranked offense, averaging 94.1 PPG, against a Bulls defense that ranks No. 3 at 91.4 PPG. The Bobcats field goal percentage has averaged 42.1% so far, less than the Bulls shooters have achieved on the year, 43.8% per game.

Defensively, the Bulls feature the league's No. 3-rated defense on the road, giving up 94.1 points per game. Charlotte, meanwhile, comes in at No. 22 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Chicago was an 86-67 loser at home against the Heat. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (153) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Nate Robinson scored 14 points in a failed effort to lead the Bulls to victory (they lost 86-67 to Miami at United Center on Thursday).

Last time out for Charlotte, they were a 105-99 loser as they battled the Pistons at home. The Bobcats failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point underdog, while 204 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Bobcats endured a 105-99 loss at the hands of the Pistons on Wednesday, despite a 24-point effort from Kemba Walker at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Oklahoma City are 7-3
After playing Miami are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2

Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Denver are 1-9
After playing Detroit are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

A few Bulls at Bobcats trends to consider:
Chicago is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Charlotte
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games when playing Charlotte
Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Charlotte
Chicago is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Charlotte's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte's last 5 games when playing Chicago
Charlotte is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Charlotte is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Chicago at Oklahoma City, Sunday, February 24
Charlotte home to Denver, Saturday, February 23