The New Orleans Pelicans (8-6) host the Chicago Bulls (6-8) at Smoothie King Center, starting at 8:00 PM ET on Wednesday, November 16, 2022. The Bulls are slight, 1.5-point underdogs in the game. The over/under is set at 226.5 points for the matchup.
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Chicago Bulls Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 1.5 points, with oddsmakers listing the Pelicans as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Pelicans have -124 odds to pick up the win, while the Bulls are listed at +105 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 226.5 points.
Pelicans vs. Bulls Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Wednesday, November 16, 2022
- Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: NBCS
- Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
- Arena: Smoothie King Center
Pelicans vs. Bulls Betting Trends
The Pelicans are 7-7-0 against the spread this year. New Orleans has been chosen as the favorite in nine games this year and has walked away with the win five times (55.6%) in those games. Pelicans games this year have gone over the total in eight out of 14 opportunities (57.1%).
Against the spread, the Bulls are 8-6-0 this season. Chicago has been the underdog on the moneyline 10 total times this season. Chicago has gone 3-7 in those games. Bulls games this season have gone over the total in five of 14 opportunities (35.7%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
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Pelicans vs. Bulls Injury Report
Pelicans: Zion Williamson: Out (Ankle), EJ Liddell: Out (Knee), Kira Lewis: Out (Knee)
Bulls: Coby White: Out (Quadricep), Lonzo Ball: Out (Knee)
What you need to know about the New Orleans Pelicans
With 116.2 points per game on offense, New Orleans is eighth in the NBA. Defensively, it gives up 112.2 points per contest, which ranks 13th in the league. The Pelicans are averaging 112.5 points per game this year at home, which is 6.5 fewer points than they’re averaging when playing on the road (119).
New Orleans is sinking 10.7 threes per game (24th-ranked in league). It sports a 37.5% shooting percentage (seventh-ranked) from three-point land. The Pelicans are attempting 62.6 two-pointers per game this year, which account for 68.7% of the shots they’ve attempted (and 75.5% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 28.6 treys per contest, which are 31.3% of their shots (and 24.5% of the team’s buckets).
What you need to know about the Chicago Bulls
On offense Chicago is the 18th-ranked squad in the league (110.8 points per game). On defense it is 11th (110.9 points conceded per game). In 2022-23 the Bulls are scoring 1.8 fewer points per game at home (110) than on the road (111.8).
Beyond the arc, Chicago is fifth-worst in the NBA in 3-pointers made per game (10.4). It is ranked 15th in 3-point percentage at 36%. The Bulls attempt 33.4% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 25.8% of their made baskets are from there. Inside the 3-point line, they attempt 66.6% of their shots, with 74.2% of their makes coming from there.
Pelicans vs. Bulls Predictions and Pick
Our pick to win this game is the Pelicans, and we project that Pelicans will cover the spread (Pelicans -1.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 226.5 points.
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