Chicago Bulls vs New Orleans Pelicans Prediction, Pick and Preview, March 24 (3/24): NBA

Chicago Bulls vs New Orleans Pelicans Prediction, Pick and Preview, March 24 (3/24): NBA

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Odds
Time 8:00 p.m. EST
Bulls money line +125
Bulls spread +3
Pelicans money line -145
Pelicans spread -3
Over / under 224
2021-2022 season stats
  Chicago Bulls New Orleans Pelicans
Record 42-30 30-42
Road / home record 16-20 16-20
Streak L1 L1
Points per game 111.97 114.92
Points allowed per game 111.17 111.28
Rebounds per game 42.74 46.83
Rebounds allowed per game 43.29 44.48
Over / under record 34-36-2 30-42
Preview

The Chicago Bulls continue on the road and will visit the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday night. This is the second time these teams face off this season, the Bulls won the last game 128-112 in Chicago.

CHICAGO BULLS

The Bulls have lost 4 of their last 5 games and are 16-20 on the road this season with a 42-30 record overall ranking second in the Central division. Chicago is fifth in the Eastern Conference with 13.0 fast break points per game led by Zach LaVine averaging 3.1.

LaVine is shooting 40.0% from beyond the arc with 2.8 made 3-pointers per game for the Bulls, while averaging 24.5 points and 4.7 assists. DeRozan is shooting 44.7% and averaging 24.7 points over the past 10 games for Chicago.

In their last 10 games the Bulls are 3-7, averaging 108.3 points, 38.8 rebounds, 23.5 assists, 7.6 steals and 3.1 blocks per game while shooting 47.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115.9 points.

INJURIES: DeRozan is out.

NEW ORLEANS PELICANS

The Pelicans have won 3 of their last 5 games and are 16-20 at home this season. They have a 30-42 record overall ranking third in the Southwest division. New Orleans ranks fourth in the Western Conference in rebounding with 45.6 rebounds. Jonas Valanciunas leads the Pelicans with 11.5 boards.

Valanciunas is shooting 54.1% and averaging 18.1 points for the Pelicans. CJ McCollum is averaging 2.6 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for New Orleans.

New Orleans are 4-6, averaging 117.6 points, 47.6 rebounds, 26.5 assists, 10.7 steals and 3.2 blocks per game while shooting 48.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115.5 points per game.

INJURIES:  Ingram, Nance Jr. are out.

BETTING TRENDS

Chicago are 2-10 ATS in their last 12 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chicago's last 9 games.

New Orleans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.

New Orleans are 3-6 SU in their last 9 games.

Prediction

The Bulls have struggled lately, losing 3 of their last 10 games and have failed to cover the spread in their last 7 games on the road. Chicago are also 0-6 in their last 6 games as underdogs. The Pelicans have been ok lately covering the spread in 4 of their last 5 games. The Bulls won't count with DeRozan for this game so I give the edge to the Pelicans at home.

PICK: Pelicans -3 (-110)

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