Chicago Bulls vs New Orleans Pelicans Odds, Lines, Picks & Predictions – NBA, Mar. 24

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BetMGM Betting @BETMGM Mar 24, 2022, 5:38 PM
  • The Pelicans (23-36) are -2.5 favorites vs. the Bulls (39-21)
  • Total (Over/Under): 225.5 points
  • Thursday, March 24, 2022 at 8:00pm EDT
  • Watch the game on BSNO & NBCS-CHI

The Chicago Bulls visit Smoothie King Center to take on the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday. Tipoff is scheduled for 8:00pm EDT in New Orleans.

The Pelicans are betting favorites in this NBA matchup, with the spread sitting at -2.5 (-105).

So far this NBA season, the Bulls are 39-33 against the spread, while the Pelicans are 36-35 against the spread.

The Bulls vs Pelicans Over/Under is 225.5 total points for the game.


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Bulls vs. Pelicans Odds, Over/Under & Moneyline

SpreadOver / UnderMoneyline
Chicago Bulls+2.5 -115O 225.5 -110110
New Orleans Pelicans -2.5 -105U 225.5 -110-135

Against the spread this NBA season, the Bulls have gone:

  • 39-33 against the Spread (+2.7 Units / 3.41% ROI)
  • 42-30 against the Moneyline (+7 Units / 5.15% ROI)
  • 34-36 against the Over for game total points (-5.6 Units / -7.07% ROI)
  • 36-34 against the Under for game total points (-1.4 Units / -1.77% ROI)
  • The Chicago Bulls have hit the 1H Game Total Under in 16 of their last 18 games (+13.85 Units / 70% ROI)
  • The Chicago Bulls have hit the 4Q Game Total Over in 40 of their last 64 games (+13.60 Units / 19% ROI)
  • The Chicago Bulls have hit the 1Q Game Total Under in 14 of their last 18 games (+10.70 Units / 54% ROI)
  • The Chicago Bulls have covered the 2Q Spread in 34 of their last 59 games (+10.00 Units / 15% ROI)
  • The Chicago Bulls have hit the Game Total Under in 13 of their last 16 games (+9.70 Units / 55% ROI)
  • The Chicago Bulls have only hit the 4Q Game Total Under in 24 of their last 64 games (-19.94 Units / -28% ROI)
  • The Chicago Bulls have only covered the 1Q Spread in 19 of their last 55 games (-19.30 Units / -32% ROI)
  • The Chicago Bulls have only hit the 1H Game Total Over in 28 of their last 72 games (-17.03 Units / -21% ROI)
  • The Chicago Bulls have only covered the 3Q Spread in 24 of their last 61 games (-14.20 Units / -21% ROI)
  • The Chicago Bulls have only hit the 2Q Game Total Over in 26 of their last 63 games (-13.79 Units / -20% ROI)

Against the spread this NBA season, the Pelicans have gone:

  • 36-35 against the Spread (-2.55 Units / -3.22% ROI)
  • 30-42 against the Moneyline (-1.05 Units / -1.16% ROI)
  • 30-42 against the Over for game total points (-16.15 Units / -20.4% ROI)
  • 42-30 against the Under for game total points (+9 Units / 11.36% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have covered the 3Q Spread in 32 of their last 46 games (+16.63 Units / 33% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have hit the Team Total Over in 33 of their last 51 games (+11.91 Units / 20% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have hit the 3Q Game Total Over in 28 of their last 44 games (+11.44 Units / 24% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have hit the 2Q Game Total Under in 41 of their last 70 games (+10.06 Units / 13% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have hit the 4Q Game Total Over in 21 of their last 34 games at home (+8.91 Units / 24% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have only hit the Team Total Under in 19 of their last 53 games (-19.40 Units / -32% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have only hit the 1H Game Total Over in 28 of their last 72 games (-19.07 Units / -24% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have only covered the 1Q Spread in 10 of their last 36 games at home (-17.35 Units / -44% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have only hit the 2Q Game Total Over in 28 of their last 70 games (-16.83 Units / -22% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have only hit the 1Q Game Total Over in 14 of their last 42 games (-16.51 Units / -36% ROI)

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Chicago Bulls: Keys to the Game vs. the New Orleans Pelicans

The Bulls are 15-5 (.750) when allowing fewer than 10 second chance points this season — tied for 4th best among NBA teams; League Avg: .524

The Bulls are 17-2 (.895) when forcing an eFG of 50% or worse this season — 4th best among NBA teams; League Avg: .769

The Bulls are 9-5 (.643) when allowing 12 or more offensive rebounds this season — 5th best among NBA teams; League Avg: .514

New Orleans Pelicans: Keys to the Game vs. the Chicago Bulls

The Pelicans are 6-28 (.176) when losing the rebounding margin since the start of the 2020-21 season — 4th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .297

The Pelicans were 6-17 (.261) when allowing fewer than 10 second chance points last season — 2nd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .553

The Pelicans are 12-31 (.279) when allowing fewer than 10 second chance points since the start of the 2020-21 season — 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .540

The Pelicans are 14-32 (.304) when allowing fewer than 8 offense rebounds since the start of the 2020-21 season — 4th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .493

Injury Report: Pelicans vs. Bulls - Thursday's Game, Mar. 24

  • Larry Nance Jr. (Pelicans): Nance Jr. is is probable for Thursday's (Mar. 24) game against Chicago.
  • Kira Lewis Jr. (Pelicans): The Pelicans announced that Lewis Jr. suffered a torn ACL and a grade 2 MCL sprain.
  • Zion Williamson (Pelicans): Williamson is cleared to progress in basketball activities, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
  • Brandon Ingram (Pelicans): Ingram is doubtful for Thursday's (Mar. 24) game against Chicago.
  • DeMar DeRozan (Bulls): DeRozan is questionable for Thursday's (Mar. 24) game against New Orleans.
  • Zach LaVine (Bulls): LaVine is probable for Thursday's (Mar. 24) game against New Orleans.
  • Lonzo Ball (Bulls): The Bullls announced that Ball will undergo surgery on his left knee and is expected to return in 6-8 weeks.

Chicago Bulls Offensive Stats & Trends

The Bulls are shooting 39% from three (502/1,295) this season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: 35%

The Bulls have 18.6 free throw attempts per game since the start of the 2020-21 season — lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 21.4

The Bulls are shooting 40% from three (258/641) in the first half this season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: 35%

The Bulls have averaged 0.55 points per possession (4,780 points/9,111 possessions) this season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: 0.52

New Orleans Pelicans Offensive Stats & Trends

The Pelicans had 26.1 free throw attempts per game last season — 2nd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 21.8

The Pelicans averaged 11.7 offensive rebounds per game (845 rebounds/72 games) last season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: 9.8

The Pelicans averaged 29% free throw attempts for every field goal attempt (1,878 free throw attempts/6,412 field goal attempts) last season — tied for highest among NBA teams; League Avg: 25%

The Pelicans have an eFG% of 50% this season — 5th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 52%

Chicago Bulls Defensive Stats & Trends

The Bulls averaged 6.7 steals per game (482 steals/72 games) last season — 4th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 7.5

The Bulls have averaged 4.3 blocks per game (247 blocks/58 games) at home since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 4th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 5.0

The Bulls averaged 4.2 blocks per game (304 blocks/72 games) last season — 4th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.9

The Bulls have averaged 6.7 steals per game (390 steals/58 games) at home since the start of the 2020-21 season — 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 7.6

New Orleans Pelicans Defensive Stats & Trends

The Pelicans averaged 35.7 defensive rebounds per game (2,568 rebounds/72 games) last season — tied for 3rd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 34.4

The Pelicans have averaged 4.2 blocks per game (493 blocks/116 games) since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.9

The Pelicans have averaged 35.1 defensive rebounds per game (4,074 rebounds/116 games) since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 5th best among NBA teams; League Avg: 34.3

The Pelicans have averaged 4.0 blocks per game (178 blocks/44 games) this season — 4th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.8


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