Chicago Bulls Travel to New Orleans to Face the Pelicans
At the time of writing, the Bulls have lost three games in a row; one was to the Sacramento Kings. One of their most recent losses was to the Phoenix Suns, a game they lost 129-102.
With these losses, they’ve slid down to the No.5 spot in the Eastern Conference. If they continue to lose, they could slide down even further. So, can they fix their struggles against the Pelicans?
The New Orleans Pelicans have the 10th place position in the Western Conference. They could advance to the ninth-place position if they can get a win over the Bulls.
However, if they lose, the Spurs could get closer to taking over the spot. This is a huge game for both teams in terms of playoff contention. Let’s see if we can pick the best team to win and cover the spread here.
Game Preview: Chicago Bulls at New Orleans Pelicans March 24th
The Bulls have a great offense, but their defense has been giving up a lot of games. The Suns were easily able to overwhelm their defense and put up 129 points. In recent weeks, they’ve allowed teams, including the Kings, to outscore them.
The team is relatively healthy as well, so the question remains, what’s happening in Chicago? They’ll need to figure this out very soon.
The New Orleans Pelicans defense is ranked higher than the Chicago Bulls right now. On average, the Pelicans allow 109.89 points per game, ranking 14th in the NBA.
To stop the Bulls, they’ll need to focus on Zach LaVine and DeMar DeRozan. If the Pelicans can limit the impact of these two players, they could win this game. So, could this turn out to be an upset?
Chicago Bulls at New Orleans Pelicans Betting Prediction
The last time these two played was in October of 2021. The Bulls were red hot at the time and came in as 6.5-point favorites. This is also before C.J. McCollum began playing for the New Orleans Pelicans.
The Bulls won the game 128-112, easily covering the spread and winning the game. Unfortunately for Chicago, plenty of things has changed since the game in October.
The Bulls will likely come into this game as favorites again, but not by as much. On the road this season, the Bulls are 16-19 and 14-20-1 against the spread.
Their defense has been awful in recent weeks as well, but they show glimpses of hope. They were able to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers, one of the best defenses in the NBA. So, who’s the better pick?
Betting on this game is a pretty tough one. The Chicago offense has had trouble putting up points in recent games, especially against the Suns.
With that being said, we don’t think they’ll stay down for long. We’ll take the Chicago Bulls to bounce back on the road against the Pelicans.
* All odds provided by Action247 Sportsbook and all odds subject to change.
**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.