New Orleans Pelicans at Chicago Bulls NBA Picks & Parlay 11/4/2017
Saturday, November 4, 2017
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The New Orleans Pelicans head to United Center to take on the Chicago Bulls on Saturday, November 4, 2017. The opening line for this game has New Orleans as 6.5 point favorites.
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The Pelicans head into this matchup with a mark of 3-5. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.9 as they are averaging 107.1 points per contest while giving up 109.0 per game. The Bulls have an overall mark of 1-5. They currently are 5th in the Central Division. They are averaging 90.0 points per contest and giving up 101.2, which is a point differential of -11.2.
Valuable New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 4-4-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 4-4-0 against the over/under
Important Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 4-2-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 2-4-0 against the over/under
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
11/02/17 F DeMarcus Cousins Leg is probable Friday vs. Dallas
10/20/17 C Alexis Ajinca Knee is out indefinitely
10/16/17 PG Rajon Rondo Hernia is out indefinitely
10/14/17 F Solomon Hill Hamstring is out indefinitely
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
10/18/17 F Bobby Portis Suspension 8-game suspension (eligible to return 11/07 vs Toronto)
10/17/17 F Nikola Mirotic Facial is out indefinitely
10/12/17 PG Zach LaVine Knee is out indefinitely
Demarcus Cousins averages 30.1 points per contest in 37.6 minutes per game this year. He averages 5.9 assists per game and 13 rebounds per contest for New Orleans. His field goal percentage is 49% for the season while his free throw percentage is 80%. Jrue Holiday comes into this game averaging 14.9 points per contest while playing 37.1 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 5 rebounds per contest and distributes 6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Lauri Markkanen averages 17.2 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 32.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 9.3 rebounds per game and 0.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 78%. Justin Holiday has scored 14.7 points per contest while playing 35.7 minutes per game this season for the Bulls. He hauls in 5.5 rebounds per contest and has 1.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 31% and his free throw percentage is at 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pelicans allow 109 points per contest which is 25th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 24th and 20th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.5 rebounds a game which ranks 19th, and they allow 22.9 assists per game which puts them in 21st place in the league. They force 16.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA. New Orleans averages 107.1 points per contest this year, which is 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.88 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 8th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 20th in the NBA. They average 45.1 boards per contest and 24.5 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 6th with 17.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulls give up 101.2 points per game, which ranks them 8th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 44% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 8th and 25th in those defensive statistics. They rank 28th with 25 dimes allowed per game and 26th with 46.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Bulls are 1st in the league in forcing turnovers with 11.7 per contest this year. Chicago is 30th in the NBA with 90 points per contest this season. They are 30th in the league in shooting at 39%, while their average scoring margin is -11.17. They shoot 31% from beyond the arc, which is good for 28th in the league. They are 3rd in the NBA in rebounding with 48.2 boards per contest and 23rd in assists per game with 20.7. The Bulls are 8th in turnovers per contest with 16.5.
The Pelicans are 17th in the league in defensive rating with 107.5, and their offensive rating of 105.7 is ranked 11th. They are 6th in the NBA in pace with 101.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 8th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 9th in the NBA. New Orleans is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 6th in the NBA.
Chicago is 8th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 21st in the NBA. The Bulls are 30th in the league in defensive rating with 105.9, and their offensive rating of 94.2 is ranked 16th. They are 27th in the NBA in pace with 95.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 45% is 30th. As a unit they are 30th in the league in true shooting percentage with 48% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 5th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take New Orleans -6.5 and over 204.5 total points
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