The Bulls got a 32-point performance from Derrick Rose as Chicago handed New Orleans a 99-95 defeat on Tuesday at United Center.
Bettors who backed the Bulls were disappointed, as they failed to cover the closing number of 13.5. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 180.5.
Chicago got 15 points from Joakim Noah and another 14 points from Luol Deng. Derrick Rose contributed 9 assists, while Joakim Noah cleaned the glass with 16 rebounds.
New Orleans got 17 points from Chris Kaman in a losing cause and another 16 points from Trevor Ariza. Chris Kaman contributed 5 assists for the Hornets, while Chris Kaman had 11 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed New Orleans were victorious, as the score was 50-47 at the break.
Chicago won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 50-47.
Next game, Chicago takes its act on the road to face San Antonio looking for another win. For New Orleans, they head home to face Toronto.