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Chicago Bulls vs New Orleans Pelicans 3/3/2021 NBA Picks and Previews

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Chicago Bulls vs New Orleans Pelicans 3-3-2021 NBA Picks and Previews

Chicago Bulls vs New Orleans Pelicans 3/3/2021 – On Wednesday, yet another non-conference game is all set to get underway as the Chicago Bulls take on the New Orleans Pelicans from Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Bulls will enter this game remaining at the 11th position in the Eastern Conference play. Chicago is trailing the Pacers and is ahead of the Hawks. As for the Pelicans, they are holding the 11th spot in the Western Conference play. The Pelicans are behind the Mavericks and are ahead of the Thunder. The NBA consensus covers are out with all the picks and predictions of this exciting game.

Chicago Bulls vs New Orleans Pelicans 3/3/2021

When: March 3, 2021 8:00 PM ET
Where: Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota
TV: Fox Sports New Orleans | NBC Sports Chicago
Stream: NBA League Pass

Chicago Bulls vs New Orleans Pelicans 3/3/2021 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Chicago Bulls +5 (-110) 236 o (-110) +165
New Orleans Pelicans -5 (-110) 236 u (-110) -200
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Chicago Bulls Betting

The Chicago Bulls are 15-18 with their overall performance this season. The Bulls are three-games behind the .500 mark and they enter this game with a two-game losing streak. In their last battle against the Denver Nuggets, Chicago gave up 118 points and scored 112 in return. Their defensive end allowed the Nuggets to shoot at 53 percent with their field goal attempts. Zach LaVine was at the bright spot for his team with 23 points and nine boards. The other notable player was Coby White with 10 rebounds and 20 points in their losing effort.

Players to watch: Z. LaVine SG 33 GP 33 GS 35.6 MIN 28.5 PTS 0.7 OR 4.6 DR 5.3 REB 5 AST 1.1 STL 0.4 BLK 3.9 TO 2.7 PF 1.3 AST/TO 22.53 PER

L. Markkanen PF 14 GP 14 GS 30.4 MIN 19.1 PTS 0.6 OR 5.5 DR 6.1 REB 0.9 AST 0.6 STL 0.4 BLK 1.7 TO 2.2 PF 0.5 AST/TO 17.43 PER

C. White PG 33 GP 33 GS 33.3 MIN 16 PTS 0.5 OR 4.6 DR 5.2 REB 5.1 AST 0.3 STL 0.2 BLK 2.4 TO 2.5 PF 2.1 AST/TO 11.88 PER.

New Orleans Pelicans Betting

The New Orleans Pelicans are holding a 15-19 record on the season and they are four-game behind the .500 mark. The New Orleans Pelicans will enter this game with a winning record after their success against the Utah Jazz. It was a big victory for New Orleans as they defeated the team with the best record in the league. The Pelicans scored 129 and gave up 124 in return. Brandon Ingram had a productive game as he tossed in 26 points after going 21 for 37. Lonzo Ball did well too with 23 points and eight assists.

Players to watch: Z. Williamson PF 33 GP 33 GS 33 MIN 25.5 PTS 2.7 OR 4.5 DR 7.2 REB 3.4 AST 0.9 STL 0.7 BLK 2.6 TO 2.4 PF 1.3 AST/TO 26.96 PER

B. Ingram SF 34 GP 34 GS 35.2 MIN 24.2 PTS 0.6 OR 4.6 DR 5.2 REB 4.7 AST 0.6 STL 0.8 BLK 2.3 TO 1.9 PF 2 AST/TO 20.44 PER

L. Ball PG 31 GP 31 GS 32 MIN 14.8 PTS 0.6 OR 3.7 DR 4.3 REB 5.2 AST 1.3 STL 0.5 BLK 2 TO 2.3 PF 2.7 AST/TO 15.55 PER.

Chicago Bulls vs New Orleans Pelicans 3/3/2021 Betting Numbers

Trends

Chicago Bulls

Chicago are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games against New Orleans.
Bulls are 12-4 ATS in their last 16 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago’s last 5 games when playing on the road against New Orleans.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chicago’s last 8 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
Chicago are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Southwest Division division.
Chicago are 2-8 SU in their last 10 games played in March.

New Orleans Pelicans

The total has gone OVER in 11 of New Orleans’ last 12 games.
Their total has gone OVER in 5 of New Orleans’ last 6 games against Chicago.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of New Orleans’ last 6 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans’ last 5 games when playing at home against Chicago.
New Orleans are 10-5 SU in their last 15 games against an opponent in the Central Division division.
New Orleans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games played in March.
Pelicans are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games when playing as the favourite.
New Orleans are 4-8 SU in their last 12 games played on a Wednesday when playing at home.

Injuries

Chicago Bulls

Otto Porter Jr. SF Back is out indefinitely
Lauri Markkanen PF Shoulder is out indefinitely
Luke Kornet PF Personal is OUT Wednesday vs New Orleans
Chandler Hutchison SF Leg is out indefinitely
Devon Dotson PG Knee is OUT Wednesday vs New Orleans

New Orleans Pelicans

JJ Redick SG Hamstring is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs Chicago

Head-to-Head
Chicago Bulls New Orleans Pelicans
19-14-0 Against the Spread 15-19-0
18-15-0 Straight Up 25-9-2
115 Points per Game 116
115 Points Allowed per Game 116
48.49 Offensive FG% 48.5
79.66 Offensive FT% 73.24
37.71 Offensive 3PT% 36.53
47.35 Defensive FG% 47.48
77.9 Defensive FT% 79.56
35.35 Defensive 3PT% 39.36

Chicago Bulls vs New Orleans Pelicans Betting Picks

The NBA standings are getting better, but the weak teams are unable to do much. The Bulls and the Pelicans are struggling, but the odds are in favor of the Pelicans to win this game and cover the spread.

Moneyline: Chicago Bulls +165, New Orleans Pelicans -200.

ATS: +5 (-110) is the spread for the Bulls and the Pelicans hold a spread of -5 (-110).

TOTALs: Over 236 (-110) is the total for the Bulls and under 236 (-110) is the total for the Pelicans.

Score Prediction: 124 – 119 Pelicans