Bulls home to Pelicans in NBA betting action
|New Orleans Pelicans||Chicago Bulls|
|8-8||December 02, 2013, 08:00 | United Center||7-8|
Chicago looks to cover the Bulls-Pelicans pointspread on Monday and improve its overall 7-8 mark when they host New Orleans in NBA action.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Bulls are 7-8 so far on the season, and 6-9 ATS vs. the number. The Pelicans, meanwhile, are 8-8 and 6-9-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Chicago go 6-9 and the Pelicans go 11-5 on the totals.
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Those backing the visitors in this one found the Pelicans listed as 4.5-point underdogs earlier at Bovada. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 193 at BetOnline but may have moved since opening.
The Bulls sit at No. 16 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Pelicans are at No. 14 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Pelicans will win this game 91-90.
The Pelicans were a 103-99 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Knicks. They covered the 1.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (202) made winners of OVER bettors. Ryan Anderson went off for 31 points and added 6 rebounds leading New Orleans to a 103-99 win over New York on Sunday at Madison Square Garden.
The Bulls were a 97-93 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Cavaliers. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (190) made winners of OVER bettors. Luol Deng scored 27 points and added 11 assists for a double-double, but his team still lost 97-93 against Cleveland in NBA action at Quicken Loans Arena.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 27-ranked offense (92.33 PPG) against a Pelicans defense that ranks No. 17 at 100.25 PPG. The Bulls have averaged 43.01% from the field per game, less than the Pelicans have managed so far this season (45.83% on average).
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