NBA Basketball - Preview

The fans at Time Warner Cable Arena will be treated to a game between the Chicago Bulls and the Charlotte Bobcats when they take their seats on Friday.

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.

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.

Chicago:
Team record: 31-23 SU, 23-31 ATS

is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Charlotte
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 5 games when playing Charlotte
is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Charlotte
is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games on the road

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:
Team record: 13-41 SU, 20-34 ATS

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 5 games when playing Chicago
is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

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

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