Chicago Bulls (3-8) at New Orleans Pelicans (4-6)
|Date & Time||Wednesday November 7, 2018, 8:00 PM (EST)|
The Line: New Orleans Pelicans -10.5 -- Over/Under: 230.5
The Chicago Bulls and New Orleans Pelicans meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Smoothie King Center.
The Chicago Bulls could use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 108 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 115 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Zach LaVine is averaging 27.9 points and 3.8 assists while Jabari Parker is averaging 14.4 points and 6.3 rebounds. Antonio Blakeney is the third double-digit scorer and Justin Holiday is dishing 2.5 assists. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 37.4 percent from beyond the arc and 76.4 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.8 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls have lost three of their last five road games.
The New Orleans Pelicans could also use a win that would snap a rough six-game losing streak. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 118.6 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 120.7 points on 48.1 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 23.3 points and 11.6 rebounds while Nikola Mirotic is averaging 21.8 points and 11.4 rebounds. Jrue Holiday is the third double-digit scorer and Julius Randle is grabbing 7.5 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 74.1 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 38.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.3 rebounds per game. The New Orleans Pelicans have won three of their last four home games.
The Bulls are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Southwest, 6-16 ATS in their last 22 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Pelicans are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 Wednesday games, 12-5 ATS in their last 17 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Bulls are 13-3-1 ATS in the last 17 meetings in New Orleans, 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the road team is 24-9-1 ATS in the last 34 meetings.
The New Orleans Pelicans aren't playing well enough right now to be laying double-digit chalk, even if it's against the poor Chicago Bulls. Speaking of the Bulls, they may be an awful basketball team, but they're actually 7-4 ATS this season, so you can make money backing this team, at least for now. I'm taking the points here, as the Pelicans don't need to be laying big numbers on a six-game losing streak.