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Hornets vs Bulls NBA Game Preview

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

New Orleans Hornets vs Chicago Bulls Odds


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.

View New Orleans vs Chicago Odds and Stats.

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.

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