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New Orleans HornetsChicago Bulls
Feb 28, 8:00 PM | United Center

New Orleans Hornets vs Chicago Bulls Odds

8-25TEAM RECORD27-8

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

The Bulls sit at 27-8 (20-14-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Hornets are currently 8-25 (16-17 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Chicago is 18-17 OU, and New Orleans is 14-19 OU.

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Betting Line:
The Bulls are listed as 13-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, with the total listed at 179.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Bulls, currently No. 1 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Hornets, who rate No. 19 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 101-87 victory for the Bulls.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 9-ranked offense (97.3 PPG) against a Hornets defense that ranks No. 11 at 93.2 PPG. The Bulls have averaged 46% from the field per game, more than the Hornets have managed so far this season (43.9% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Hornets own the league's No. 10-rated mark, allowing 94.8 points per game when on the road. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 19 in home scoring.

New Orleans was an 89-84 winner in its last match on the road against the Cavaliers. They covered the 5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 173 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Hornets got a 21-point performance from Chris Kaman, who added 13 rebounds as New Orleans ran past Cleveland 89-84 on Wednesday at Quicken Loans Arena.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 110-91 winner as they battled the Bucks at home. The Bulls covered in the match as a 10.5-point favorite, while 201 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Chicago earned a 110-91 victory over Milwaukee on Wednesday, getting 20 points from Carlos Boozer at United Center.

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

Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing San Antonio are 8-2
After playing Milwaukee are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

A few Hornets at Bulls trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Orleans's last 6 games when playing on the road against Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans's last 6 games when playing Chicago
New Orleans is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans's last 6 games
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing New Orleans
Chicago is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games at home
Chicago is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 6 games when playing at home against New Orleans

Next up:
New Orleans home to Toronto, Wednesday, February 29
Chicago at San Antonio, Wednesday, February 29

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