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Hornets visit Bulls in NBA clash

New Orleans HornetsChicago Bulls
Nov 3, 8:00 PM | United Center

New Orleans Hornets vs Chicago Bulls Odds

1-1TEAM RECORD2-0

The Bulls will be trying to slam the Hornets on Saturday when the teams tip off at United Center in NBA betting action.

The Bulls bring a 2-0 record (1-1 ATS) to the battle against the 1-1 Hornets, who are 2-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Chicago go 1-1 so far and the Hornets go 1-1.

View New Orleans vs Chicago Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Chicago opened as 9-point favorites, while the NBA total was set at 184.5 for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Bulls, currently No. 1 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Hornets, who rate No. 22 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 111-93 victory for the Bulls.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 2-ranked offense (104 PPG) against a Hornets defense that ranks No. 15 at 92.5 PPG. The Bulls have averaged 52% from the field per game, more than the Hornets have managed so far this season (44.7% on average).

Defensively, the Hornets feature the league's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for New Orleans, they were an 88-86 winner as they battled the Jazz at home. The Hornets covered in the match as a 3.5-point underdog, while 174 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Hornets got 19 points from Robin Lopez as New Orleans ran past Utah 88-86 on Friday at New Orleans Arena.

In their last action, Chicago was a 115-86 winner on the road against the Cavaliers. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (201) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Chicago cruised to victory on Friday, running Cleveland out of the gym and running up a 115-86 score at Quicken Loans Arena.

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After playing Utah are 7-3
After a win are 3-7

Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Orlando are 8-2
After playing Cleveland are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

A few Hornets at Bulls trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans's last 5 games when playing on the road against Chicago
New Orleans is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
New Orleans is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Chicago
New Orleans is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing New Orleans
Chicago is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 6 games
Chicago is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
New Orleans home to Philadelphia, Wednesday, November 7
Chicago home to Orlando, Tuesday, November 6

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