Big Time Revenge Factor Prompts Backing Bulls -6.5 vs. Hornets With Your NBA Picks

Friday, November 13, 2015 8:52 PM UTC

Friday, Nov. 13, 2015 8:52 PM UTC

Our NBA handicapping professional previews Friday’s game between Charlotte and Chicago. Be sure to read this revealing preview article first before making a move with your NBA picks on this game.

<p><strong>Hornets Fly Into the United Center</strong><br /> The Bulls and Hornets will meet for the second time this season on Friday night. The opening tip at the United Center in Chicago is slated for 8:05 PM ET. According to the <a href="" target="_blank" title="Live NBA odds board">NBA odds</a> at Heritage, <a href="" target="_blank" title="Compare all odds on offer for this game">Chicago is a 6.5-point favorite</a>, and the posted total is 200.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Big Time Revenge</strong><br /> The first time these teams met this season was on 11/3 in Charlotte, and the Hornets shockingly blew out the Bulls as a 3-point underdog by a score of 130-105. Prior to that win, the Hornets scored 94 points or less in their first three games of the season, and were shooting an awful 39.1%. The Hornets were an unbelievable 14-for-23 from beyond the three point line in that contest. Putting that shooting performance into perspective, the Hornets are converting on only 35.4% of their three point attempts this season, and that includes that outlandish display they put on against Chicago.</p> <p>I’ve never been a huge proponent of revenge in the NBA. However, when a quality team such as Chicago gets thoroughly embarrassed like they did at Charlotte, I cast a bit of weight to the revenge factor in that specific instance. After all, it’s not look the Bulls are a bad defensive team, it’s quite the contrary. Chicago has held opponents to 41.2% shooting from the field, and allowed them to convert on just 31.9% of their three point attempts.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Final Thoughts and Pick</strong><br /> I look for Chicago to put an extra emphasis on their play at the defensive end of the floor tonight. Quite frankly I think they’re a bit undervalued tonight, and most of that certainly stems from their earlier game played against Charlotte. <a href="" target="_blank" title="Bulls Offered at Great Price to Win Eastern Conference">The Bulls</a> won’t only be sharp defensively on Friday they’ll shoot the lights out early and often. I like the home favorite to win this game by a decisive margin, and one of my <a href="" target="_blank" title="Click here for more NBA picks">NBA picks</a> for Friday will indicate exactly that.</p> <p><strong>NBA Picks: </strong>Play on Chicago -6.5 (-105) at <a href=";book=Heritage" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Boost your Sporting Experience at Heritage Sports">Heritage</a></p> <p>[/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":2882592, "sportsbooksIds":[1096,19,93,92,238,349], "LineTypeId":1, "PeriodTypeId":1}[/]</p>
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