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Hornets vs Bulls Betting Preview

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

Chicago Bulls vs New Orleans Hornets Odds


New Orleans Arena features an NBA battle between the host New Orleans Hornets and the visiting Chicago Bulls in betting action on Wednesday.

This season the Hornets are 4-21 overall and 10-15 ATS against the number, while the Bulls are 21-6 and 16-11 ATS. As for the totals, New Orleans is 11-14 on the OU, and Chicago is 15-12.

View Chicago vs New Orleans Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Hornets - Bulls odds would favor the Bulls if the lines were set according to power ranks. New Orleans is rated No. 22 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Bulls sit at No. 2. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 101-86 win for the Bulls.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New Orleans's No. 27-ranked offense (88 PPG) against a Bulls defense that ranks No. 3 at 88.4 PPG. The Hornets have averaged 44.3% from the field per game, less than the Bulls have managed so far this season (46.6% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Bulls own the league's No. 7-rated mark, allowing 92.8 points per game when on the road. New Orleans, on the other hand, rates No. 30 in home scoring.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 108-87 winner as they battled the Nets on the road. The Bulls covered in the match as a 10-point favorite, while 195 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Chicago cruised to victory on Monday, running New Jersey out of the gym and running up a 108-87 score at Prudential Center.

The Hornets were a 100-92 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Kings. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites, while the total score (192) made winners of OVER bettors. New Orleans got 20 points from Greivis Vasquez but lost anyway 100-92 against the Kings on Monday at New Orleans Arena.

Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Charlotte are 9-1
After playing New Jersey are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Portland are 2-8
After playing Sacramento are 4-6
After a loss are 1-9

A few Bulls at Hornets trends to consider:
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing New Orleans
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Chicago's last 9 games when playing on the road against New Orleans
Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of New Orleans's last 9 games when playing at home against Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans's last 5 games
New Orleans is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games when playing at home against Chicago
New Orleans is 5-12-1 ATS in its last 18 games when playing at home against Chicago

Next up:
Chicago at Charlotte, Friday, February 10
New Orleans home to Portland, Friday, February 10