New Orleans Pelicans at Chicago Bulls Pick
The New Orleans Pelicans (23-31) will square off with the Chicago Bulls (12-41) at the United Center in the Windy City of Chicago, Illinois. Tip-off is scheduled for 8:00 PM and will be televised on both WGN and FSN. The Pelicans have held the upper hand in this series as of late, defeating the Bulls in the last three meetings between the two sides. Most recently, NOLA took down Chi-town when they hosted them in November and defeated them by a score of 107-98. Despite the win, New Orleans failed to produce a cover as they were spotting 11 points to the Bulls at the close of the market.
New Orleans Pelicans at Chicago Bulls Overview
New Orleans Pelicans
The Pelicans come into this cross-conference clash on the heels of a three-game losing streak posting an overall poor record of 1-6 SU in their last seven games. In spite of this recent trend, the Pelicans have been a cash cow against the spread as they have covered successfully in their previous four outings. Most recently, the Pelicans fell at home to the Indiana Pacers on Monday by a mere bucket when they were defeated 109-107 closing as a 3.5-point favorite.
The Bulls wrapped up a three-game road trip on Saturday in the Queen City with a loss when they were defeated 125-118 by the hosting Charlotte Hornets. In doing so, the Bulls failed to cover as a 6.5-point underdog. Like their counterparts, the Bulls enter in poor form as they have gone just 2-8 SU in their previous ten matches.
Reasons To Avoid New Orleans
New Orleans remains a team that is profoundly troubled when it steps off its own court as they stand 8-21 SU away from The Big Easy. Establishing on this premise, the Pelicans have found themselves as the benefactors of inflated point spreads in their favor as of late as that has been the ploy by the market to entice action on them. However, as this occurs should the Pelicans get hot in the profit department, the market will then start to inflict premiums on takers to back them. This spot seems like an age-old correction scenario as no points are involved here and the Pelicans find themselves in yet another hostile environment without their franchise player ready to go.
Reasons To Back Chicago
The Bulls find themselves back home after an extensive road trip which sets them up to be in what is a historically favorable position. In addition to home court working in their favor, the Bulls also have had two extra days to prepare for this contest. The Bulls even enter with an edge in the bench department which will be pivotal considering the Pelicans already have a huge loss without the services of Anthony Davis.
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Pelicans at Bulls Prediction 02/06/2019
Make no mistake this won't be a clash of the Titans, but there is something to be said when a team that was garnered as a playoff contender finds itself in a toss-up market with one of the weaker teams in the Eastern Conference. We'll play this one as the market projects it and back the Bulls who are primed for victory. Chicago wins.
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