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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


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.

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