Chicago Bulls vs. Charlotte Hornets NBA Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights and Trends for May 6, 2021

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The Chicago Bulls (26-39) will try to stop a four-game losing streak when they visit the Charlotte Hornets (32-33) on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at Spectrum Center as only 2.5-point favorites. The contest airs at 7:00 PM ET on NBCS-CHI. The matchup has an over/under set at 218.5 points.

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Bulls vs Hornets Betting Information
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total Odds
Bulls-2.5-115-105218.5-110-110
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Point Total Insights

  • Chicago's games this year have resulted in a higher total score than Thursday's matchup total (218.5 points) in 38 out of 65 opportunities (58.5% of matchups).
  • In 49.2% of Charlotte's games this season (32 of 65), the total points scored was more than Thursday's 218.5-point over/under.
  • Together, the two teams combine for 220.3 points per game, 1.8 points more than the total of 218.5 for this matchup.
  • This game's over/under is 4.9 fewer points than the 223.4 these two teams combine to give up per game in 2020-21.
  • This season, the average total for Bulls games is 223 points, 4.5 more than the over/under of 218.5 points for this contest.
  • A difference of 2.1 points separates the average total points bet in Hornets' games (220.6 points) and this contest's over/under (218.5 points).

Bulls Betting Data

  • Chicago covered the spread more often than not this year, going 36-27 against the spread.
  • The Bulls have gone 9-9 against the spread when playing as at least a 2.5-point favorite.
  • Chicago regularly does not hit the over, only topping the point total in 30 of 63 games (47.6%).

Bulls Key Players

  • The Bulls points and assists leader is Zach LaVine. He racks up 27.5 points per game and dishes out 5.1 assists.
  • Chicago is led in rebounds by Nikola Vucevic's 11.5 per game.
  • LaVine hits 3.4 threes per game to lead the Bulls.
  • Chicago's blocks leader is Daniel Theis, who records 0.9 per game. Thaddeus Young leads the team averaging 1.1 steals a contest.
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Bulls Last 10 Games

Bulls Last Five Games
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalBulls MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/3/202176ers106-94 PHINoHome+20.5202.53300-10000Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/1/2021Hawks108-97 ATLNoAway+4.5232.5185-225Regular SeasonNoUnder
4/30/2021Bucks108-98 MILNoHome+12.5197.51150-2500Regular SeasonYesOver
4/28/2021Knicks113-94 NYNoAway+11.5201.52800-10000Regular SeasonNoOver
4/26/2021Heat110-102 CHINoAway+6.5207.5260-350Regular SeasonYesOver
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
4-68-25-5-0206.2101.5104.7+2.136.3%

Bulls Injuries

Bulls:Nikola Vucevic: Day To Day (Adductor),Troy Brown Jr.: Day To Day (Ankle)
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Hornets Betting Data

  • Charlotte has a 33-30 record against the spread, covering in 52.4% of their contests.
  • The Hornets have fared well as a 2.5-point underdog, going 12-8 against the spread when they are at least 2.5-point underdogs.
  • In the majority of Charlotte's games this season, the teams have not hit the over (26 out of 63 games, 41.3%).

Hornets Key Players

  • Terry Rozier averages 20.3 points per game to be the top scorer for the Hornets.
  • Cody Zeller has a stat line of 6.8 rebounds, 9.0 points and 1.8 assists per game for Charlotte to take the top rebound spot on the team. LaMelo Ball holds the top spot for assists with 6.1 per game, adding 15.9 points and 5.9 rebounds per outing.
  • Rozier is reliable from three-point range and leads the Hornets with 3.3 made threes per game.
  • Charlotte's leader in steals is Ball with 1.6 per game, and its leader in blocks is P.J. Washington with 1.3 per game.
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Hornets Last 10 Games

DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalHornets MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/4/2021Pistons102-99 CHAYesAway-6.5208.5-350280Regular SeasonNoUnder
5/2/2021Heat121-111 MIANoHome+8.5233.5375-500Regular SeasonNoUnder
5/1/2021Pistons107-94 CHAYesHome-17.5206.5-30001250Regular SeasonNoUnder
4/28/2021Celtics120-111 BOSNoAway+6.5226.5450-650Regular SeasonNoOver
4/27/2021Bucks114-104 MILNoHome+16.5219.51500-5000Regular SeasonYesUnder
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
5-54-62-8-0213.7106.5107.2-3.532.6%

Hornets Injuries

Hornets:Gordon Hayward: Out (Foot),Cody Martin: Out (Ankle),P.J. Washington: Day To Day (Personal),Devonte' Graham: Day To Day (Knee),Miles Bridges: Out (Health and Safety Protocols)
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