Charlotte vs Chicago Wrap - Chicago Wins 86-81
Chicago earned an 86-81 victory over Charlotte on Monday, getting 21 points from Luol Deng at United Center.
Chicago did not, however, defeat the Bobcats against the spread, which closed at 12.5 at most sportsbooks. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 181.5.
Chicago got 14 points from Jimmy Butler and another 12 points from Derrick Rose. Kirk Hinrich contributed 7 assists, while Carlos Boozer cleaned the glass with 17 rebounds.
Charlotte got 20 points from Jeffery Taylor in a losing cause and another 16 points from Gerald Henderson. Gerald Henderson contributed 6 assists for the Bobcats, while Gerald Henderson had 8 rebounds.
The Bulls hit the break trailing 44-40 before taking care of business in the second half.
Chicago won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 54-44.
Next game, Chicago takes its act on the road to face Denver looking for another win. For Charlotte, they head home to face Brooklyn.