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New Orleans Pelicans vs Chicago Bulls Prediction 2-25-24 Picks

Chicago Bulls (26-30) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (34-23)
February 25, 2024 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: New Orleans Pelicans -2.5; Over/Under: +223
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The Chicago Bulls pay a visit to the Smoothie King Center to battle the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday night. Here’s a Bulls vs Pelicans Prediction.

Chicago Bulls

The Chicago Bulls have been in a rut as they’ve lost three of their last four games and they will be hoping to get back on track after getting thrashed by the Celtics in a 129-112 loss on Thursday. Nikola Vucevic led the team with 22 points and 14 rebounds, Coby White added 20 points while DeMar DeRozan chipped in with 19 points and five assists. As a team, the Bulls shot 46 percent from the field and 10 of 28 from the 3-point line as they poured in 39 points in the second quarter to take the lead into halftime, but they couldn’t maintain that pace in the second half where they got outscored by 70-50. The Bulls will face the Pistons and Bucks after this game.

New Orleans Pelicans

Meanwhile, the New Orleans Pelicans have been in strong form as they’ve won eight of their last 10 games and they will be hoping to bounce back here after having their four-game win streak halted by the Heat in a 106-95 loss on Friday. Zion Williamson led the team with 23 points, nine rebounds and seven assists, Herbert Jones added 19 points on eight of 10 shooting while Jonas Valanciunas chipped in with 12 points and 10 rebounds. As a team, the Pelicans shot just 37 percent from the field and seven of 32 from the 3-point line as they competed hard to tie the game going into halftime, only to go ice-cold and score just 15 points in the fourth quarter to trail by as many as 19 points at one stage. The Pelicans will take on the Knicks and Pacers after this one.

New Orleans Pelicans Team Facts

  • The Pelicans have won each of their last 11 night games against teams that held a losing record.
  • The Pelicans have covered the spread in eight of their last nine games against Central Division opponents after losing as favorites.
  • Each of the Pelicans’ last six games against Central Division opponents have gone OVER the total points line.

Chicago Bulls Team Facts

  • The Bulls have lost each of their last eight road games against Southwest Division opponents that held a winning record.
  • The Bulls have failed to cover the spread in each of their last eight road games against Southwest Division opponents that held a winning record.
  • Nine of the Bulls’ last 10 games against Western Conference opponents have gone OVER the total points line.

Bulls vs Pelicans Prediction

The Bulls are shorthanded once again with Patrick Williams and Torrey Craig both out, while the Pelicans have ruled out CJ McCollum and they are keeping eyes on Brandon Ingram and Zion Williamson who are both questionable. This is definitely a game where you want to check the lineups before tipoff, so with that being said, I’m more interested in the Bulls who at least have more certainty in who is going to start for them tonight. This should be a close one, but I’m going with the Bulls to pull off the minor upset in this one.

Peter Tran's Free Pick: Chicago +2.5

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