Venue: United Center
Home: Chicago Bulls
Away: Charlotte Hornets
03.02.2023, @ 04:00 AM (+03:00 UTC)
The NBA Regular Season is on and what an amazing season this has been. We are heading closer to the trade deadline. The deadline is just a few days away so the trade market is going to explode soon. Two teams that are in need of trades will meet here as Chicago Bulls collide against the Charlotte Hornets.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
The Bulls come into this game after losing 103:108 against the Clippers despite a 23 points and 14 rebounds performance by Center Nikola Vucevic. This was their third loss in four games and this season has been a disappointing one for the team thus far. Chicago has now compiled 27 losses and 23 wins. This is a slim return for a team that has two amazing 20+ point scorers in Zach LaVine and DeMar DeRozan.
The Point Guard depth has been a huge problem and the team lacks someone who can put up double-digit points. Their defense can be rated as average at best but it isn’t abysmal. Things have been on the downside when it comes to closing out games as the team can get into isolation mode. With the trade deadline arriving, perhaps it is the need of the hour to bring in a One-Guard.
The Hornets come into this affair after losing 115:124 against the Bucks despite a 27 points and 11 assists performance by LaMelo Ball. They have won four out of their last seven games, which is their best return in a game this season. However, they have left rather too much ground to cover and their record of 37 losses and 15 wins says it all. They can be in play for multiple trades soon.
LaMelo Ball’s presence has made things better but it has been isolation threat Terry Rozier who has carried the weight on the offensive end, leading the team. Gordon Hayward’s best days are behind him whereas PJ Washington has been way too inconsistent. Miles Bridges, who is out due to legal troubles was an amazing presence on both ends last season and not having him has hurt the squad.
- Bulls: OUT: Lonzo Ball, Javonte Green;
- Hornets: OUT: Cody Martin, Kelly Oubre.
Player Props Predictions
- Expected Leading Scorers: DeMar DeRozan(28-33 Points), Terry Rozier(22-27 Points0;
- Expected Leading Rebounders: Nikola Vucevic(12-15 Rebounds), Mason Plumlee(10-12 Rebounds);
- Expected Leading Playmakers: LaMelo Ball(8-11 Assists), DeMar DeRozan(5-8 Assists).
Expert Betting Tips
The Bulls have been struggling in their usual fashion and things have been way worse for the Hornets. The latter has been playing much better and has gotten close many times but things are looking dire. I believe the Bulls will come up with a momentous effort here and seize the deal. I predict a scoreline of 124:110 in favor of the Bulls.