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Bulls face Hornets: NBA odds preview

Chicago BullsNew Orleans Hornets
Feb 19, 8:00 PM | New Orleans Arena

Chicago Bulls vs New Orleans Hornets Odds

30-22TEAM RECORD19-34

The New Orleans Hornets host Chicago on Tuesday, looking to build on their 19-34 mark against the 30-22 Bulls in NBA action at New Orleans Arena.

The Bulls will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 22-30 ATS against the number this season, while the Hornets are 30-23 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). Chicago is 22-30 on the totals; New Orleans is 27-26.

View Chicago vs New Orleans Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
For bettors going with the Hornets in this one, they were listed earlier as 1.5-point favorites on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 185 for Monday at shops such as 5Dimes.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 6-rated Bulls taking on the No. 25-rated Hornets in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 96-91 win for the Bulls on Tuesday.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bulls rank No. 6 in the league with 43.7 per game. That compares with New Orleans’s No. 20 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where New Orleans is the NBA’s No. 15-ranked team at 6.9 per game, while the Bulls rate No. 29 with 4.8 per contest.

Defensively, the Bulls feature the league's No. 3-rated defense on the road, giving up 94.4 points per game. New Orleans, meanwhile, comes in at No. 30 in the league in scoring at home.

Chicago was a 71-69 loser in its last match on the road against the Celtics. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 140 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Chicago got 12 points from Marco Belinelli but lost anyway 71-69 against the Celtics on Wednesday at TD Garden.

The Hornets were a 99-63 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Trail Blazers. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (162) made winners of UNDER bettors. New Orleans cruised to victory on Wednesday, running Portland out of the gym and running up a 99-63 score at New Orleans Arena.

Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Miami are 7-3
After playing Boston are 7-3
After a loss are 8-2

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Cleveland are 9-1
After playing Portland are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

A few Bulls at Hornets trends to consider:
Chicago is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing New Orleans
Chicago is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against New Orleans
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Chicago's last 16 games when playing on the road against New Orleans
Chicago is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 13 of New Orleans's last 16 games when playing at home against Chicago
New Orleans is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans's last 5 games
New Orleans is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
Chicago home to Miami, Thursday, February 21
New Orleans at Cleveland, Wednesday, February 20