Charlotte Bobcats vs. Chicago Bulls

The Chicago Bulls are an 8-point favorite at home verse the Charlotte Bobcats.  The over/under total at is 185.  Both teams played yesterday on the road in the afternoon.  The Chicago Bulls won in Memphis and the Charlotte Bobcats lost in Philadelphia.

The Charlotte Bobcats has one the worst offenses in the NBA, scoring just 92.9 points per game, which ranks them 28th in that category.  The Bobcats have not scored more than 96 points in a game since January 8th against the Washington Wizards and it hasn’t been done against a team with a winning record since December 7th.  Charlotte has only averaged 83 points per game against teams with a winning record since December 7th.  The Bobcats are led by Stephen Jackson, who is averaging 18.4 points per game this year, however is only shooting 41.2 percent from the field.  As a team, the Bobcats shoot just 45 percent as a team, which ranks the 22nd in the league.  Gerald Wallace is back from injury.  An ankle injury has kept him off the floor since January 1st.  Wallace is averaging 16.3 points per game this year and 5.3 rebounds.

The Chicago Bulls arent a real good offensive team either, but they do average 99 points per game.  The difference in these two teams in the defense.  Chicago is only allowing 93.5 points per game this year, and teams are only shooting 42.8 percent from the field against the Bulls, which is the best in the league.  Derrick Rose is playing like a certain all-star and a possible MVP.  Rose is scoring 24.5 points per game and adding 8 assists per game.  The dynamic duo of Rose and Carlos Boozer has made the Bulls a team to be reckoning with in the East.  Carlos Boozer is averaging 20.1 points per game and 10.1 rebounds a game.

The Bulls has won five of its last six games and are 4-2 against the spread in those six games.  At home this year the Bulls are 13-7 against the spread.  In the series between these two teams, the Bulls have won 10 of the last 18 games, and are 9-9 against the spread.   As you can see the point spread has not really given us an advantage with one team or the other.  I will lay off betting a side and will only take the der.  Both teams have difficult scoring and I believe that the Bobcats will have a tough time breaking 85 points in this game.


Under 185

January 18, 2011 by : Posted in NBA, Sportsbook No Comments

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