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New Orleans Pelicans vs Chicago Bulls 10/8/2021 NBA Picks and Previews

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New Orleans Pelicans vs Chicago Bulls 10-8-2021 NBA Picks and Previews

New Orleans Pelicans vs Chicago Bulls 10/8/2021 – The New Orleans Pelicans were able to get their first win of the NBA pre-season and they hope things will turn out better heading into opening week. They will test their roster once again when they go to the United Center in Chicago, Illinois to battle with the Chicago Bulls. Both teams are expected to meet this October 8, Friday at exactly 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Fans can catch the action on television through NBC Sports Chicago or by online live streaming in NBA League Pass. The Chicago Bulls are locked and loaded and NBA betting lines put them above the New Orleans Pelicans.

New Orleans Pelicans vs Chicago Bulls 10/8/2021

When: October 8, 2021 8:00 PM ET
Where: United Center, Chicago, Illinois
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Stream: NBA League Pass

New Orleans Pelicans vs Chicago Bulls 10/8/2021 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
New Orleans Pelicans +6.5 (-110) 224.5 o (-110) +210
Chicago Bulls -6.5 (-110) 224.5 u (-110) -250
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New Orleans Pelicans Betting

The New Orleans Pelicans started off on the right foot after beating the Orlando Magic, 104-86, during their first pre-season matchup. Trey Murphy was the top scorer for the team after coming off the bench with 20 points, six rebounds and six three-pointers. Not far behind was Nikeil Alexander-Walker who is ready to step up this season as he contributed 19 points, five three-pointers, five assists and two rebounds. Newcomer Jonas Valanciunas only played 20 minutes and he flirted with a double-double of 13 points and nine rebounds. Kira Lewis had a fair game with 10 points, four assists and four boards as well.

Players to watch: Z. Williamson PF 61 GP 61 GS 33.2 MIN 27 PTS 2.7 OR 4.5 DR 7.2 REB 3.7 AST 0.9 STL 0.6 BLK 2.7 TO 2.2 PF 1.4 AST/TO 27.17 PER

B. Ingram SF 61 GP 61 GS 34.3 MIN 23.8 PTS 0.6 OR 4.3 DR 4.9 REB 4.9 AST 0.7 STL 0.6 BLK 2.5 TO 2 PF 1.9 AST/TO 19.24 PER

N. Alexander-Walker SG 46 GP 13 GS 21.9 MIN 11 PTS 0.3 OR 2.8 DR 3.1 REB 2.2 AST 1 STL 0.5 BLK 1.5 TO 1.9 PF 1.5 AST/TO 12.58 PER.

Chicago Bulls Betting

The Chicago Bulls went full force in their first preseason game against the Cleveland Cavaliers and beat them by a wide margin, 131-95. Zach LaVine logged in 24 points and led the team with 25 points, four three-pointers, three rebounds, three assists and three steals. Three players were able to contribute 13 points each and those were Javonte Green, Troy Brown Jr. and newly acquired Bull DeMar DeRozan. Nikola Vucevic almost had a double-double as well with 10 points and nine boards while Matt Thomas came off the bench with a double-double of 10 points and 10 assists.

Players to Watch: Z. LaVine SG 58 GP 58 GS 35.1 MIN 27.4 PTS 0.6 OR 4.4 DR 5 REB 4.9 AST 0.8 STL 0.5 BLK 3.5 TO 2.4 PF 1.4 AST/TO 21.62 PER

N. Vucevic C 26 GP 28 GS 32.6 MIN 21.5 PTS 2.3 OR 9.3 DR 11.5 REB 3.9 AST 0.9 STL 0.8 BLK 1.7 TO 2.2 PF 2.4 AST/TO 21.9 PER

C. White PG 69 GP 54 GS 31.2 MIN 15.1 PTS 0.4 OR 3.7 DR 4.1 REB 4.8 AST 0.6 STL 0.2 BLK 2.3 TO 2.6 PF 2.1 AST/TO 12.09 PER.

New Orleans Pelicans vs Chicago Bulls 10/8/2021 Betting Numbers

Trends

New Orleans Pelicans

Under is 5-1 in Pelicans last 6 games following a straight-up win.
Under is 4-1 in Pelicans last 5 games following an ATS win.
Pelicans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight-up win.
New Orleans are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 day’s rest.
Pelicans are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 road games.

Chicago Bulls

Under is 6-0 in Bulls last 6 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
Under is 5-0 in Bulls last 5 games following a straight up win.
Bulls are 4-0 in last 4 games following a straight up win of more than 10 points.
Under is 10-1 in Bulls last 11 overall.
Under is 9-1 in Bulls last 10 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.

Injuries

New Orleans Pelicans

No injuries to report.

Chicago Bulls

P. Williams SF Mid Nov – Ankle
C. White SG Mid Nov – Shoulder

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New Orleans Pelicans vs Chicago Bulls Betting Picks

The Chicago Bulls have a lot of good things to be excited about and they hope to keep the fire burning. They should be the safer pick in the online sportsbook as compared to the New Orleans Pelicans who are not expected to field Zion Williamson.

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Score Prediction: 116 – 109, Bulls