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(18-28) Chicago Bulls vs. New Orleans Pelicans (24-21)
Date: Monday January 22nd
Time: 7:30PM ESTana
NBA Moneyline Odds: Pelicans -260
NBA Betting Odds: Pelicans -6
NBA Betting Total: 225
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Venue: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
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The Chicago Bulls are one of the worst teams in the Eastern conference this year.
The Bulls have won four of their last five games, and continue their road trip, as they travel to face the New Orleans Pelicans at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans.
The Pelicans are also 5-1 over their last five games, and beat the Grizzlies in their last matchup.
The last time the Bulls and Suns took the court against each other was November 4th early in the season. New Orleans got the win in overtime, 96-90.
The Chicago Bulls are a struggling team in the Eastern conference this year. Chicago started the season on the wrong foot when Bobby Portis and Nikola Mirotic got into a fight early in the season.
During the time Portis and Mirotic were suspended, the team could not get right.
Since then, the Bulls have been playing solid basketball. Chicago might be 10 games under .500 this year, but the Bulls are still giving it all they’ve got night after night. Nikola Mirotic,leads the team in scoring this year with 17.3 points per game this year.
In their last game against Atlanta, the Bulls were led by Robin Lopez. Lopez had 20 points in the 16 point road win at Atlanta. The Bulls shot 50 percent from the floor, and 43.8 percent from three point range in the win.
Laurie Markkanen had 19 points on 8 of 16 shooting.
Aside from the recent win, the Bulls are still lacking a ton of star power. In the first meeting against the Pelicans, the Bulls shot 35 percent from the floor and 26 percent from three point land in the loss. Not to mention the 19 turnovers which led to their first loss against New Orleans this year.
As the Bulls try to improve, Chicago is allowing 108 points per game this year. Good enough for 24th in the NBA this season.
New Orleans Pelicans
The New Orleans Pelicans have the two best big men in the NBA. DeMarcus Couisns is averaging 25 points and 12.6 rebounds and Anthony Davis is scoring 26 points, 10.6 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game this year.
The Pelicans recently beat the Memphis Grizzlies on the road, 111-104. New Orleans shot 50 percent from the floor leading to the win.
Aside from the last win, the Pelicans are going to have to beat the Bulls twice this season.
New Orleans shot 40 percent from the floor, and 29 percent from three point range in the overtime win. Anthony Davis scored 27 points, and DeMarcus Cousins added 25 points and 11 rebounds. Look for big performances from Davis and Cousins again in this one.
The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 110 points per game this year. Good enough for 29th in the NBA this season. The Pelicans defense against the Bulls was successful early in the season.
The Pelicans held Chicago to 90 points in the first meeting.
NBA Betting Trends:
- CHI are 10-2 ATS in their last 12 road games.
- Over is 12-3 in CHI last 15 games as an underdog.
- Over is 8-2 in CHI last 10 road games.
- Over is 20-8 in NO last 28 home games.
- NO are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 Mon. games.
Free Chicago Bulls vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Prediction:
Chicago is a bad team this year, but have been playing teams well enough to stay close enough to win games. Look for a strong outing from Nikola Mirotic. He did not play in the first game.
Even though New Orleans won the first meeting, the Pelicans need to be prepared against Chicago. The Bulls were without their leading scorer in the previous meeting
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Pelicans -6
This matchup should be dominated in the painted area by the Pelicans at home. Take New Orleans for the win.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Pelicans 107 – Bulls 100
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