New Orleans Pelicans vs. Chicago Bulls: 3/3/2021 NBA Betting Preview, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on March 3, 2021

The New Orleans Pelicans (15-19) are 5.5-point favorites as they try to extend a three-game home win streak when they square off against the Chicago Bulls (15-18) on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at Smoothie King Center. The matchup airs at 8:00 PM ET on NBCS-CHI. The matchup’s point total is set at 236.5.

Betting Information

Pelicans vs Bulls Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Pelicans -5.5 -110 -110 236.5 -110 -110
Place a bet on New Orleans Pelicans or the Chicago Bulls for Wednesday’s game.

Head to Head

New Orleans holds a 6-4 record in the last 10 head-to-head matchups against Chicago.

Pelicans vs Bulls in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/10/2021 Pelicans Bulls -2.5 230 -137 114 Regular Season 129-116 CHI
2/6/2020 Pelicans Bulls -6 230.5 -247 201 Regular Season 125-119 NO
1/8/2020 Pelicans Pelicans -4 224.5 -168 141 Regular Season 123-108 NO
2/6/2019 Bulls Regular Season 125-120 NO
11/7/2018 Pelicans Regular Season 107-98 NO
1/22/2018 Pelicans Regular Season 132-128 NO
11/4/2017 Bulls Regular Season 96-90 NO
4/2/2017 Pelicans Regular Season 117-110 CHI
1/14/2017 Bulls Regular Season 107-99 CHI
4/11/2016 Pelicans Regular Season 121-116 CHI

Pelicans Betting Information

  • New Orleans has covered in just 16 of 35 matchups this season.
  • The Pelicans have posted a losing record of 3-4 against the spread when the spread is -5.5 or higher.
  • In 24 of 35 (68.6%) contests this season, New Orleans and its opponents have hit the over.
Bet on the New Orleans Pelicans to win the NBA Championship.

Bulls Betting Information

  • Chicago has covered the spread in more than half of its outings, going 18-14-1 ATS.
  • Chicago has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 54.5% of matchups this season (18 out of 33 opportunities).
Bet on the Chicago Bulls to win the NBA Championship.

Over/Under Analysis

  • The Pelicans and their opponents have combined to record more than 236.5 points in 34.3% of their outings this season (12 of 35 opportunities).
  • Chicago has played in 10 games this year (out of 33 total matchups — 30.3% of opportunities) where they and their opponents combined to score at least 236.5 points.
  • The two teams average a combined 6.2 less points per game (230.3) than this game’s total of 236.5 points.
  • The Pelicans and the Bulls have seen their opponents average a combined 5.8 less points per game than the over/under of 236.5 set for this outing.
  • The Pelicans’ average point total in matchups this season is 231.2, 5.3 points less than the over/under in this game.
  • Bulls games this season have averaged a total of 229.5 points, 7.0 less than the point total in this matchup.
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Pelicans Leaders

  • Zion Williamson leads the Pelicans scoring 25.5 points per game.
  • New Orleans is led in rebounding by Steven Adams’ 9.2 rebounds per game and assisting by Lonzo Ball’s 5.2 assists per game .
  • The Pelicans are led by Ball from long distance. He makes 3.1 shots from deep per game.
  • Ball leads the team with 1.3 steals per game. Brandon Ingram collects 0.8 blocks a game to pace New Orleans.

Bulls Leaders

  • The Bulls leader in scoring is Zach LaVine with 28.5 points per game. He also adds 5.3 rebounds per game and 5.0 assists per game.
  • When it comes to Chicago leaders in rebounds and assists, the team has two players at the top: Wendell Carter Jr. with 7.5 rebounds per game and Coby White with 5.1 assists per game.
  • LaVine is tops from three-point range for the Bulls, hitting 3.5 threes per game.
  • Thaddeus Young is at the top of Chicago’s steals hierarchy with 1.4 steals per game and Daniel Gafford leads the squad in blocks with 1.2 per game.
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