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New Orleans HornetsChicago Bulls
March 7, 8:00 PM | United Center

New Orleans Hornets vs Chicago Bulls Odds

37-28TEAM RECORD43-18

The Bulls will hit the floor running against the visiting New Orleans Hornets on Monday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Bulls sport records of 43-18 and 38-22-1 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Hornets sit at 37-28 and 31-32-2 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 23-38 for the Bulls and 22-42-1 for the Hornets.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 3-rated Bulls and the No. 13-rated Hornets in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 100-96 win for the Bulls on Monday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 21-ranked offense (97.8 PPG) against a Hornets defense that ranks No. 3 at 92.6 PPG. The Bulls have averaged 45.9% from the field per game, almost the same as the Hornets have managed so far this season (45.9% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Hornets own the league's No. 3-rated mark, allowing 94.1 points per game when on the road. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 21 in home scoring.

The Hornets were a 96-81 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Cavaliers. They covered the 4.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score (177) made winners of UNDER bettors. New Orleans got 23 points from David West en route to a 96-81 victory over Cleveland on Sunday at Quicken Loans Arena.

The Bulls were an 87-86 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Heat. They covered the 5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (173) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Heat were burned for 27 points by Derrick Rose on Sunday as the Bulls picked up an 87-86 win at AmericanAirlines Arena.

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Dallas are 3-7
After playing Cleveland are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Charlotte are 9-1
After playing Miami are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

A few Hornets at Bulls trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New Orleans's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans's last 5 games when playing on the road against Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 15 of New Orleans's last 23 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 5 games
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing New Orleans
Chicago is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
New Orleans home to Dallas, Wednesday, March 9
Chicago at Charlotte, Wednesday, March 9

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