New Orleans Pelicans at Chicago Bulls Expert NBA Picks 2/6/2019
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
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The New Orleans Pelicans head to United Center to take on the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. The opening line for this game has Chicago as 1 point favorites.
The Pelicans head into this matchup with a mark of 23-31. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of 1.2 as they average 116.0 points per contest while giving up 114.8 per game. The Bulls have an overall record of 12-41 this season. They are 4th in the Central Division. They average 101.8 points per game and surrender 111.1, good for a point differential of -9.3.
Valuable New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 25-27-1 against the spread this season
The New Orleans Pelicans are 27-25-0 against the over/under this year
Important Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 23-28-2 against the spread this season
The Chicago Bulls are 21-32-0 against the over/under this year
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
02/04/19 G E'Twaun Moore Quad is questionable Wednesday vs Chicago
02/04/19 PG Elfrid Payton Ankle is questionable Wednesday vs Chicago
02/04/19 F Julius Randle Ankle is questionable Wednesday vs Chicago
01/24/19 F Nikola Mirotic Calf is out indefinitely
01/19/19 F Anthony Davis Hand is out indefinitely
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
10/20/18 G Denzel Valentine Ankle is out for season
02/04/19 F Jabari Parker Personal is probable Wednesday vs New Orleans
02/04/19 PG Ryan Arcidiacono Nose is questionable Wednesday vs New Orleans
01/26/19 SF Chandler Hutchison Knee is out indefinitely
01/16/19 F Wendell Carter Jr. Thumb is out indefinitely
Jrue Holiday comes into this game averaging 21.0 points per contest while playing 36.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 8.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 76%. Jahlil Okafor averages 7.7 points per contest in 14.1 minutes per game. He averages 0.5 assists per game and 4.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 60% for the season while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Lauri Markkanen scores 17.5 points per contest while playing 31.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 8.0 rebounds per contest and has 1.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Kris Dunn averages 12.0 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.0 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.2 rebounds per game and has 6.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
New Orleans averages 116.0 points per contest, which is 3rd in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.2 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 4th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 18th in the NBA. They average 47.0 boards per contest and 26.8 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 13th with 14.4 per game. The Pelicans allow 114.8 points per contest, which is 26th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 26th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.5 rebounds a game which ranks 14th, and they allow 25.8 assists per game which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Chicago is 29th in the NBA with 101.8 points per contest this season. They are 25th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -9.32. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 15th in the league. They are 26th in the NBA in rebounding with 41.9 boards per contest and 27th in assists per game with 21.5. The Bulls are 10th in turnovers per contest with 14.9. The Bulls give up 111.1 points per game, which ranks them 15th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 20th and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 20th with 24.8 dimes allowed per game and 27th with 47.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Bulls are 13th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per contest this year.
The Pelicans are 6th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.3, and their defensive rating of 112.1 is ranked 24th. In terms of pace they are 6th in the league with 102.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 8th. As a team they are 7th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 25th in the league. New Orleans is 19th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 10th in the league.
Chicago is 7th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 7th in the NBA. The Bulls are 30th in the league in defensive rating with 111.7, and their offensive rating of 102.3 is ranked 23rd. They are 21st in the NBA in pace with 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 27th. As a unit they are 27th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 26th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pelicans/Bulls NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take New Orleans +1
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