Chicago Bulls vs New Orleans Pelicans NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Bulls vs New Orleans Pelicans Prediction 2/25/2024

The Chicago Bulls (26-30) travel to face off against the New Orleans Pelicans (34-23) on Sunday, February 25th. This game will be played at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans and televised on NBCS. Both the Bulls and Pelicans will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 7:00 ET.

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The Bulls Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Nikola Vucevic led Chicago with 22 points against the Celtics, the highest on the team. He finished with a field goal percentage of 46.8% in the game. Coby White finished 2nd on the team with 20 points, but Chicago ended the game with a 129-112 loss.

In their 56 games, the Bulls are 26-30 overall and are looking to snap a two game losing streak as they take on the Pelicans. Against Eastern Conference teams, the Bulls have gone 15-20 compared to 11-10 in non-conference games.

Against the spread, Chicago are currently above .500, at 29-26 ATS. As the favorite this season, Chicago is 13-11 vs. the spread while going 16-15 as the underdog.

The Pelicans Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Most recently, the Pelicans lost to the Heat with a final score of 106-95. In addition, to losing the game straight-up, the Pelicans lost vs. the spread as -2.5 point favorites. As for the over/under, the combined score of 201 points didn’t reach the over/under line of 220.5.

As of now, the Pelicans have an overall record of 34-23 and have gone 2-1 in their last three games. In Western Conference play, the Pelicans are 24-18 and are 10-5 in non-conference games.

New Orleans is currently performing above .500 against the spread with an ATS record of 31-26. The Pelicans currently have a three game ATS win streak as the underdog and are 16-17 vs. the spread as the favorite.

Bulls Offense Breakdown

This season, the Chicago offense is ranked 26th in the NBA in scoring at 111.8 points per game.

This season, the Bulls have struggled to score, ranking 26th in the NBA with 111.8 points per game. On the road, they are averaging 111.5 points per game.

Chicago has been below the league average in scoring in 62.5% of their games. In terms of pace, the Bulls are 27th in the NBA with 96.9 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Bulls are 21st in field goal percentage at 46%. From two-point range, they are 24th in the league at 52%.

Pelicans Offense Breakdown

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Through 57 games the Pelicans are averaging 116.3 points per contest, placing them 14th in the NBA.

At home, the Pelicans are averaging 117.1 points per game, which is 15th in the NBA. Overall, they are 14th in scoring at 116.3 points per game.

So far this season, New Orleans has outscored the NBA scoring average in 52.6% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 18th in the league at 98.2 possessions per game.

When it comes to field goal percentage, the Pelicans are 9th in the NBA at 48%. In terms of two-point shooting, they are 12th in the league at 55%.

Bulls Team Defense

So far, the Bulls’ defense is ranked 12th in the league at 113.2 points per contest. On two point field goal attempts, the Bulls’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 55.8% and allowing 36.9% from beyond the arc.

Pelicans Team Defense

So far, the Pelicans’ defense is ranked 8th in the league at 112.0 points per contest. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Pelicans squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 55.7% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 34.7% from downtown.

Key Players For The Bulls And Pelicans

Our projections for today’s game indicate that DeMar DeRozan will be the primary scorer for the Bulls, with 23 points and going 8/17 from the field. This season, he is averaging 22.6 points per game along with 4.1 boards.

On the opposing side, we anticipate Brandon Ingram to be the top scorer for the Pelicans. Our projection has him finishing the game with 22, and he is expected to secure 5 rebounds. Throughout the season, he has maintained a 49% field goal shooting rate and is averaging 21.4 points per game.

Bulls vs Pelicans Trends

  • Across their last three road contests, Chicago has a 2-1 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 1-2, while averaging 116 points per game.
  • In their last three home games, the Pelicans have a straight up record of 2-1 while going 1-2 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 103 points per game in these contests.
  • Through their last five games as the betting underdog, the Bulls have a strong record vs the spread going 3-2. Their straight up mark in these contests is 2-3.
  • The last ten games that New Orleans was favored, they have an ATS mark of 4-6 while going 7-3 straight up.

Bulls vs Pelicans Prediction

The Pelicans is our pick to not only win with a projected score of 117-95. But we also favor them to cover the spread. Our bet is on the Pelicans at -3.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 222.5, and our model predicts the Bulls and Pelicans to score a combined 212 points. We recommend betting on the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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