Bobcats visit Bulls in hoops battle
Charlotte Bobcats vs Chicago Bulls Odds
The NBA betting slate features a clash between Chicago and Charlotte on Monday, with the host Bulls trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Bulls are 26-17 so far on the season, and 17-26 ATS vs. the number. The Bobcats, meanwhile, are 11-32 and 16-27 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Chicago go 17-26 and the Bobcats go 22-20-1 on the totals.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Bulls, currently No. 8 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Bobcats, who rate No. 30 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 98-88 victory for the Bulls.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 25-ranked offense (93.3 PPG) against a Bobcats defense that ranks No. 29 at 103.2 PPG. The Bulls have averaged 43.8% from the field per game, more than the Bobcats have managed so far this season (42.5% on average).
Defensively, the Bobcats feature the league's No. 27-rated defense on the road, giving up 104 points per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 29 in the league in scoring at home.
Charlotte won its last outing, a 102-101 result against the Timberwolves on January 26. The Bobcats failed to cover in that game as a 3-point favorite, while the 203 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Bobcats got a 25-point performance from Kemba Walker as Charlotte ran past Minnesota 102-101 on Saturday at Time Warner Cable Arena.
Last time out for Chicago, they were an 86-73 loser as they battled the Wizards on the road. The Bulls failed to cover in the match as a 1-point favorite, while 159 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Nate Robinson scored 19 points in a failed effort to lead the Bulls to victory (they lost 86-73 to Washington at Verizon Center on Saturday).
Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing San Antonio are 6-4
After playing Minnesota are 5-5
After a win are 3-7
Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Milwaukee are 8-2
After playing Washington are 6-4
After a loss are 9-1
A few Bobcats at Bulls trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Charlotte's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Charlotte's last 9 games
Charlotte is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Chicago
Charlotte is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 6 games at home
Chicago is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Charlotte
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games
Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Charlotte at San Antonio, Wednesday, January 30
Chicago at Milwaukee, Wednesday, January 30