New Orleans Pelicans at Chicago Bulls - 2/10/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Chicago Bulls (9-14) vs New Orleans Pelicans (11-12)
Game Info: Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 9:00 pm (United Center)
Betting Odds: Chicago Bulls +3 -- Over/Under: 231 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The New Orleans Pelicans and Chicago Bulls meet Wednesday in NBA action at the United Center.
The New Orleans Pelicans look to build on their four-game winning streak. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 111.5 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 112.3 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Brandon Ingram is averaging 23.9 points and 5.5 rebounds while Zion Williamson is averaging 23.7 points and 7.2 rebounds. Eric Bledsoe is the third double-digit scorer and Lonzo Ball is dishing 4.6 assists. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 71.5 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 37.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.6 rebounds per game.
The Chicago Bulls need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 114.5 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 115.7 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Zach LaVine is averaging 27.4 points and 5.3 assists while Lauri Markkanen is averaging 19.1 points and 6.1 rebounds. Coby White is the third double-digit scorer and Wendell Carter Jr. is dishing 2.4 assists. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 37.4 percent from beyond the arc and 79.6 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.1 rebounds per game.
The Pelicans are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games playing on 0 days rest and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Bulls are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The over is 14-3 in Pelicans last 17 overall. The under is 4-1 in Bulls last 5 overall. The Pelicans are 9-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Chicago.
The New Orleans Pelicans are on the end of a back to back, but they're playing their best ball of the season right now and have the talent to build on this stretch. The Chicago Bulls have provided value at times in the underdog role, but they also have issues sustaining success and they lose at home by an average of 4.8 points. The Pelicans are the better, deeper team here and need to take advantage of games like this if they're going to make playoffs. I'll lay the bucket.