Thursday, February 20, 2020 8:00PM ET at United Center, 1901 W Madison Street, Chicago.

Match Preview

After a long series of defeats, Charlotte was able to win in the last two games. On February 20th, the team travels to Chicago to visit, where hosts has already lost 6 games in a row. Will Hornets be able to extend their streak of wins, or will the Bulls break off a streak of losses? Read in our match preview.

Charlotte Hornets

The Hornets were not far behind their rival, while they began to take shape. The team of James Borrego seems to be ready to fight for the eighth line, but on the other hand one desire is not enough.

Charlotte scored two victories in a row, as they managed to beat Detroit 87-76 and then defeated Minnesota 108-115. The Hornets operate at their usual level and are not particularly surprising, therefore the result fully reflects the situation in the club. The next meeting promises to come out of the light, though there are chances for an equal fight.

Chicago Bulls

The Bulls are in recession, so the break should at least somehow affect the situation. The team seems to have assembled quite well, but something is always missing, although the club has clung to the middle of the Eastern Conference standings and is not going to fall below.

Recall that the wards of Jim Boylen can not win for six games, though there was a good opportunity to get closer to the playoff zone. There is still time, so Chicago needs to gather strength, although injuries prevent the team from showing really good and well-coordinated basketball.

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Standings and Records

Charlotte HornetsvsChicago Bulls
11 in Eastern ConferenceConference Standings10 in Eastern Conference
4 in Southeast DivisionDivision Standings3 in Central Division
54Games55
18Wins19
36Losses36
8 – 17Home Games11 – 16
10 – 19Road Games8 – 20
12 – 20Against East13 – 24
6 – 16Against West6 – 12
1 – 6Division Games6 – 8
26-28-0ATS Record24-30-1
27-27-0Over/Under Record30-25-0
Won 2StreakLost 6
W-W-L-L-L-L-L-W-L-LLast 10 Games FormL-L-L-L-L-L-W-W-L-W

Offensive Stats

Charlotte HornetsOffensive statsChicago Bulls
102,9Points106,4
42,9Rebounds42,4
23,8Assist23,1
6,54Steals9,91
4,19Blocks3,98
43,38Field Goal, %44,24
74,61Free Throw, %76,24
34,763 Point Field Goal, %34,62

Defensive Stats

Charlotte HornetsDefensive statsChicago Bulls
110,2Points109,5
46,1Rebounds46,0
26,8Assist25,5
08,02Steals8,11
5,00Blocks06,09
47,64Field Goal, %47,51
76,37Free Throw, %75,45
35,703 Point Field Goal, %35,15

Previous Head-to-Head Games

DateGuestScoreHostTournament
13.12.19Chicago73 – 83CharlotteNBA
23.11.19Charlotte115 – 116ChicagoNBA
23.10.19Charlotte126 – 125ChicagoNBA
10.07.19Chicago75 – 72CharlotteNBA Summer League
02.02.19Charlotte125 – 118ChicagoNBA
26.10.18Charlotte135 – 106ChicagoNBA

Injuries Reports

Charlotte Hornets injuries report

PlayerUpdateDescription
Cody Martin Feb 12, 2020Day To Day (Nose/Concussion) – Martin did not play in Wednesday’s (Feb. 12) game.

Chicago Bulls injuries report

PlayerUpdateDescription
Wendell Carter Feb 14, 2020Out (Ankle) – Carter said he’s hoping to return for Thursday’s (Feb. 20) game against Charlotte. against
Kris Dunn Feb 4, 2020Out (Knee) – Dunn has been diagnosed with an MCL sprain in his right knee and he’s expected to miss at least 2 weeks.
Daniel Gafford Feb 11, 2020Day To Day (Right Ankle Sprain) – Gafford did not play in Tuesday’s (Feb. 11) game against the Wizards.
Lauri Markkanen Feb 18, 2020Out (Ankle) – Markkanen is making progress and is on track to return at the end of February, start of March, according to a report from the Chicago Tribune.

Hornets vs Bulls Prediction and Picks

Computer and Public Consensus Picks

February 20 Charlotte @ Chicago 8:00 PMATSTotal
Score Prediction107.2 – 111.4218.6
Computer PickCHR (+5)Over 211
Public ConsensusCHR (+5)Over 211
Consensus Bet %52%78%

Expert Pick and Prediction

Chicago has something to prove, especially after six defeats in a row, but you should not write off Charlotte, because the team of James Borrego is clearly not worse than the opponent, so no matter how you say it, it’s hard to call the clear favorite of the hosts.

Prediction: Chicago Bulls Will Win

Best Pick: Charlotte Hornets +5 Point Spread

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