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Bulls host Bobcats in basketball action

Charlotte BobcatsChicago Bulls
Jan 21, 8:00 PM | United Center

Charlotte Bobcats vs Chicago Bulls Odds

3-12TEAM RECORD14-3

Charlotte pays a visit to Chicago on Saturday, hoping to send the Bulls to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at United Center.

The Bobcats will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 6-9 ATS against the number this season, while the Bulls are 11-6 ATS. Charlotte is 8-7 on the totals; Chicago is 8-9.

View Charlotte vs Chicago Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bulls sit at No. 10 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Bobcats are at No. 28 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Bulls will win this game 105-83.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Chicago's No. 11-ranked offense, averaging 96.2 PPG, against a Bobcats defense that ranks No. 30 at 101.7 PPG. The Bulls field goal percentage has averaged 45.8% so far, more than the Bobcats shooters have achieved on the year, 43% per game.

Defensively, the Bobcats feature the league's No. 30-rated defense on the road, allowing 107.3 points per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 25 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Charlotte was a 96-89 loser on the road against the Magic. They covered the 12.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (185) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Charlotte suffered a 96-89 loss against Orlando on Tuesday, getting 22 points from Gerald Henderson in a losing effort at Amway Center.

In their last action, Chicago was a 114-75 winner on the road against the Cavaliers. They covered the 5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (189) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The battle between the Bulls and Cavaliers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Cleveland was handed a 114-75 defeat on Friday at Quicken Loans Arena.

Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing New Jersey are 3-7
After playing Orlando are 0-10
After a loss are 2-8

Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing New Jersey are 6-4
After playing Cleveland are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

A few Bobcats at Bulls trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Charlotte's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Charlotte's last 9 games when playing Chicago
Charlotte is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Chicago
Charlotte is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Chicago is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chicago's last 8 games at home
Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Charlotte

Next up:
Charlotte at New Jersey, Sunday, January 22
Chicago home to New Jersey, Monday, January 23

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