The Hornets are 19-15 right now, enough for 4th position on the East. The Bulls are not too much weaker by the overall record, they are 16-18 so only 3 wins less but currently outside of playoffs positions. But the problem for the Bulls is fact that at this moment they are simply far from good form, plenty issue in and around the team. Rajon Rondo seems like is close to leave the team, he was either benched early either did not played at all in recent games. The chemistry in the Bulls' team is gone and it is no wonder why they have won only 5 of the last 16 games. If you think this was bad, then be sure it was in fact even worst than that cause in those 16, the Bulls have covered the number in only 3 games.
Hornets on the other side are going in opposite direction, I feel this team is better game after game. On the road they are at 50% so far (8-8) and I think they can be the real threat for theis out of form Bulls' team.
Bulls and Hornets already played each other once in this season. As a matter fact, it was not so long ago, 10 days ago Hornets defeated the Bulls in Charlotte with 103-91. It was a game where Bulls have been close only in the first quarter. Including also one game in preseason, the Hornets are now 4:0 in last 4 against the Bulls.
|Charlotte Hornets +2.5
||118-111 LOST (-8 units)|