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chicago bulls vs new orleans pelicans prediction 12/02/2023 sport preview

Chicago Bulls vs New Orleans Pelicans Prediction & Betting Tips 12/2/2023

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Chicago Bulls vs New Orleans Pelicans 12/2/2023:
  • Take the Pelicans on the moneyline
  • The Pelicans should also cover at -4
  • Projecting a combined 225 points, we like the over

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Don’t miss out on the NBA showdown between the Pelicans and Bulls. The game is starting at 8:00 ET on NBCS, and it’s hosted by the Bulls at United Center in Chicago, IL. Get ready to place your bets!

The Pelicans are favored in this non-conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 219.5 points. Check out BetCoco for Chicago Bulls – New Orleans Pelicans odds

Chicago Bulls vs New Orleans Pelicans Head-to-Head and Key Stats

The last five times, the Pelicans have faced off against the Bulls on the road, they are above .500 at 3-2. Over the last three head-to-head matchups between the Pelicans and Bulls, taking the Pelicans against the spread has been a good bet, as they are a perfect 3-0 ATS.

  • Through their last five road games, New Orleans has an ATS record of just 1-4. However, their overall record was 1-4 while averaging 106 points per game.
  • When looking at their past ten home matchups, Chicago has an ATS record of 2-8 while averaging 103 per game. The team went 1-9 overall in these games.
  • Looking back on the team’s last three games as the underdog, the Bulls have a straight up record of 1-2. Their record vs the spread in these games was 1-2.
  • Going back to their last ten games as the favorite, the Pelicans have a straight up record of 5-5. But, their mark vs the spread was just 4-5-1.

Chicago Bulls vs New Orleans Pelicans Prediction

Over the Pelicans’ last five games, they are 3-2 and come in with an overall record of 11-9. At the moment, the team holds 7th place in the Western Conference and 2nd place in the Southwest division.

New Orleans comes in with an overall ATS record of 12-8 so far this season. As the favorite this season, New Orleans is 4-4 vs. the spread while going 8-4 as the underdog.

Coming into the game, the Pelicans have a below .500 over/under record of 8-12-0. The average points per game in their played games is 215.0, with an average over/under line of 227.6.

The Pelicans offense is coming off a game where they scored 121 points against the Spurs. They posted a field goal percentage of 49.4% and connected on 10 threes. Jonas Valanciunas led the scoring for the Pelicans, contributing 24 points. Additionally, CJ McCollum chipped in with 19 points.

Coming into today’s game, the Pelicans’ defense is giving up an average of 112.6 points per contest.

So far this season, the Pelicans’ defense has struggled with fouls, averaging 12th in fouls per contest. On average, opponents are getting to the line 22.5 times per game vs. New Orleans.

So far this season, the Bulls have a record of just 6-14, as they look to pick up a win over the Pelicans. This season, when playing on the road, the Bulls have a 1-8 record, while their record at home is 5-6.

Chicago comes in with an overall ATS record of 7-13 so far this season. On the road, the Bulls have an ATS record of 2-7 compared to a 5-6 record vs. the spread at home.

In their last four games, the Bulls and their opponents have surpassed the over/under line, and the overall record is 11-9-0. Their games have an ongoing average of 228.0 points per game, with an average over/under line of 219.7.

The Bulls offense is coming off a game in which they scored 120 points vs. the Bucks. Overall their field goal percentage was 45.9% while connecting on 13 threes. Offensively, the Bulls hold a season-long field goal percentage of 44%, placing them 28th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 23rd in terms of percentage and 21st in three-pointers made.

So far, the Bulls’ defense is ranked 15th in the league at 112.8 points per contest.

On two point field goal attempts, the Bulls’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 56.0% and allowing 37.5% from beyond the arc.

Our projections indicate that the Pelicans should come out top with a projected score of 115-110.

Chicago Bulls vs New Orleans Pelicans Betting Tips

  • Take the Pelicans on the moneyline
  • The Pelicans should also cover at -4
  • Projecting a combined 225 points, we like the over

Chicago Bulls Injury Report

  • DeMar DeRozan – Ankle – Questionable
  • Zach LaVine – Foot – Out
  • Lonzo Ball – Knee – Out
  • Onuralp Bitim – Illness – Out

New Orleans Pelicans Injury Report

  • Larry Nance Jr. – Rib – Out
  • Jose Alvarado – Ankle – Out
  • Matt Ryan – Calf – Out

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