On Thursday February 6, in the schedule of the NBA regular season, the Chicago Bulls are scheduled to play against New Orleans Pelicans. The owners of the court retain the theoretical chances to break into the playoffs from the Eastern Conference, where they occupy the ninth line. The Pelicans in the West are twelfth, although they have a better balance of wins and loss than the Bulls. And our task is to make an expert prediction for the game for a successful bet.
Pelicans vs Bulls Score Prediction: 121 : 116
|MoneyLine Pick||Against the Spread Pick||Over Under Pick|
|New Orleans Will Win||New Orleans -4 Point Spread||Over 231.5 Game Total|
Full prediction read below.
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New Orleans Pelicans
New Orleans is now in a good shape, even though they lost the last 2 games. Before that, the Pelicans won in a row 3 games. They still continue to struggle for access to the playoffs, although the chances are becoming less and less – the rivals also do not reduce their demands on themselves, especially Memphis. At the moment, Pelicans occupy the 11th line in the west with 19 games behind.
Almost all New Orleans players are in good shape: Ingram began to demonstrate leadership in the attack, Zion also began to open up and gain more and more playing time, and the support of Redick, Ball and others is also worth noticing. The team began to look very decent in the attack, although there are still a number of problems in defense.
The Pelicans’ superstar Zion Williamson could be a motivating factor for Alwin Gentry. In fact, the head coach has everything at his disposal except inspiring. Zion is a vanguard player by his nature and could lead the whole team to their goal. It’s not that far from the play’offs to consider this target being unachievable.
Chicago’s pace throughout the season is quite straightforward: and it was pretty stable until their current losing streak, having lost last three games, but considering the whole season, the team’s position in the Top 8 is absolutely justified.
The main reason for Chicago’s recent decline are the injuries of the key players. It is a huge problem for the Bulls: Porter and Carter, who have been out of business for a long time, are still in the infirmary, and recently Markkanen and Dann joined them. In addition, the participation of Valentine, Gafford, Satoransky and Hutchinson, who also may miss the game with NOP, is still not clear. In general, the Bulls can rely only on Lavigne in the upcoming game, for he is quite stable in recent matches. But in baskeball only teamwork counts and you can’t get the necessary result expectig extraordinary game of the separate players.
In fact Chicago has a number of problems both in attack and in defens which is quite a challenge for Jim Boylen. At the moment, the Bulls have 3 defeats in a row, but they still occupy the 9th line in the east with a difference of 19-33, losing 3 wins to Orlando in 8th place.
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- Each team has 5 wins in their late head-to-head games
- Both teams have losing streaks. The Pelicans lost their 2 last matches while the Bulls lost 3 of their last matches.
- New Orleans won 10 of 25 away games this season.
- Chicago won 11 of 26 home games.
- New Orleans Pelicans: Zion Williamson (?)
- Chicago Bulls: Otto Porter Jr., Tomas Satoransky (?), Kris Dunn, Lauri Markkanen, Chandler Hutchison (?), Wendell Carter Jr. Daniel Gafford (?)
Pelicans vs Bulls Prediction
New Orleans should again demonstrate their performance ahead, which could result in a guest victory for them. Chicago still has a large number of injured players whose participation is still in question. Even if they all take part in the match, it is not a fact that they will be played in full force. At the same time, the Pelikans have no personnel problems.
In addition, the teams had already played a month ago, and New Orleans was much stronger even without Zion, and if he participates, it would change the game itself.
Our prediction: New Orleans Pelicans will win.
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At what time do the teams play?
The game time is February 6th, 2020, 8:00 PM ET
Where to watch the game?
ESPN+, NBCS Chicago, CSN Chicago, Fox Sports
What are the teams’ positions in the standings?
New Orleans is the 11th team in the Western Conference and Chicago is the 9th team in the Eastern Conference.
How many wins and losses do the teams have?
The Pelicans have 20 wins and 31 loss. The Bulls have 19 wins and 33 losses.