Free NBA Picks Today: Charlotte Hornets vs Chicago Bulls 3/31/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Charlotte Hornets vs Chicago Bulls 3/31/23
Fri 31st March 2023

The Chicago Bulls (36-40, 16-22 Away), one of the NBA’s top shooting teams, travel to face the Charlotte Hornets (26-51, 13-24 Home) on Friday.

Chicago was beaten by the Los Angeles Lakers 121-110 at United Center on Wednesday. With 29 points, 12 rebounds, and six assists, Nikola Vucevic was a top performer in the losing effort. The Bulls are 10th in the Eastern Conference.

Charlotte won their third in a row in a close one on Tuesday at Paycom Center, beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 137-134. PJ Washington had 43 points and five assists, leading the team. The Hornets are the 14th seed in the Eastern Conference.

It’s the last meeting of the season between the teams. Charlotte will be looking to split the season series after winning only one of the three earlier meetings. Chicago won the most recent showdown 114-98 at United Center on February 2.

Ayo Dosunmu led the Bulls with 22 points, while Vucevic played a key role with 17 points, 12 rebounds, and six assists. Terry Rozier had 23 points in the losing effort.

The Bulls have been led this season by Zach LaVine and DeMar DeRozan, who are averaging 25.0 and 24.9 points per game, respectively. DeRozan also has dished 5.1 assists per game. Meanwhile, Vucevic is grabbing 11.1 rebounds per game.

Rozier has been the primary provider of the Hornets’ offense, averaging 21.1 points per game. Rozier also has recorded 5.1 assists per game. Mason Plumlee has posted 9.7 rebounds per game.

The Bulls rank as one of the most accurate teams from the field in the league, third-best at 49.1%.The teams have split their last 10 matchups at Spectrum Center (5-5).

Chicago is 6-4 in the last 10 games with an average margin of +2.1 (114.9-112.8). Charlotte has split the last 10 (5-5), allowing 114.8 points per game on average while scoring only 109.3 (-5.5 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Coby White: 24.8 | 14.4 | +10.4
Points per game:
Coby White: 15.0 | 9.2 | +5.8
DeMar DeRozan: 16.0 | 24.9 | -8.9
Rebounds per game:
Andre Drummond: 9.0 | 6.6 | +2.4


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Mark Williams: 27.5 | 15.3 | +12.2
Points per game:
PJ Washington: 24.0 | 15.8 | +8.2
Terry Rozier: 14.0 | 21.1 | -7.1
Rebounds per game:
Nick Richards: 13.3 | 6.3 | +6.9
Kelly Oubre Jr.: 3.0 | 5.2 | -2.2
Assists per game:
Dennis Smith Jr.: 6.3 | 4.8 | +1.4

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Chicago Bulls -7.5 (-105)

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