The Chicago Bulls, led by Derrick Rose, host the New Orleans Hornets tonight, Tuesday Feb 28th, as the Hornets try for a rare win in the Windy City. The Bulls have won seven straight over the Hornets. NBA oddsmakers have the Bulls as huge -13.5 point home favorites over the Hornets with the over/under set at 180 points. Be sure to make your New Orleans Hornets vs Chicago Bulls 2012 NBA Point Spreads before the game tips off.
New Orleans (8-25, 5-11 V) has prevailed in four of its last six games. The Hornets will close out a six-game road trip tonight and pushed their record to 3-2 on the trek following last Wednesday’s 89-84 victory at Cleveland behind Chris Kaman’s 21 points and 13 rebounds. Marco Belinelli scored 19 points, Jarrett Jack netted 16 off the bench and Gustavo Ayon added 17 rebounds to go with nine points in the win.
The Hornets will face the Bulls for the second time this season after dropping a 90-67 decision on Feb. 8 in New Orleans. Boozer posted 18 points to lead Chicago, while Kaman led the Hornets with 17 and nine rebounds. They are hoping to get some healthy members of the team back soon in Emeka Okafor (knee) and Jason Smith (concussion). Eric Gordon (knee) and Carl Landry (knee) are still bothered by their injuries. Chicago has won seven in a row and 10 of the past 12 meetings between the teams. Chicago has won three straight in the Windy City against New Orleans. New Orleans last defeated the Bulls on March 17, 2008 in a 108-97 win at home.
Chicago (27-8, 13-2 H) has a comfortable lead atop the Central Division and entered the break having won nine of 11 games, including last Wednesday’s 110-91 triumph over the Milwaukee Bucks. Joakim Noah recorded his first career triple-double with 13 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists, while Carlos Boozer added 20 points and seven boards.
Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose will lead his team into the second half of the season tonight. Rose battled a toe and lower back issues throughout the first half of the season and the Bulls still worked their way to the second-best record in the East at 27-8. Rose took part in this past weekend’s All-Star Game, scoring 14 points in a 152-149 loss to the Western Conference. The reigning MVP will play his third game since missing five in a row with a back issue and has scored 23 and 16 points, respectively, since his return.
Recent Trends to Consider:
Under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Chicago.
Hornets are 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
Road team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
Bulls are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games as a home favorite of 11.0 or greater.
Bulls are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 3 or more days rest.
Hornets are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win.
Hornets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record.
Hornets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
Hornets are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games.
Hornets are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games as an underdog.
Hornets are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
New Orleans Hornets vs Chicago Bulls
When: Tuesday, Feb 28th@8:00 PM EST
Pick: Bulls -13.5
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The Bottom Line: Bulls are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games as a home favorite of 11.0 or greater.
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