New Orleans Pelicans vs Chicago Bulls – 17h00 03/24/2022 [PT]: The Bulls’ chance of winning.
The Chicago Bulls are in really bad form during the sprint of the season. The Bulls have lost themselves in the last 10 matches, having received 7 defeats and just been destroyed by a direct competitor, Bucks with a difference of 28 points in the last round. Confronted with the Pelicans, a team that has been showing great effort away from home in recent times, Zach LaVine and his teammates are forecasted to have a difficult trip.
The New Orleans Pelicans are currently in 10th place on Western standings with 30 wins in 72 games played. They are currently 2 matches ahead of the group behind, so the remaining rounds of this season still have a very important meaning for McCollum and his teammates to at least protect their Playin position. The Chicago Bulls are in 5th place in the Eastern standings with 42 wins after 72 matches, they have now let the 4th ranked team Boston widen the gap to 2.5 games. If they continue to play poorly as they are now, LaVine and his teammates may have to pay a heavy price when their gap with the Playin group is only 2 fragile matches.
New Orleans Pelicans vs Chicago Bulls Handicap
- Quarter 1: New Orleans Pelicans
- Quarter 2: Chicago Bulls
- Quarter 3: Chicago Bulls
- Quarter 4: New Orleans Pelicans
The New Orleans Pelicans used to be a top team compared to the Chicago Bulls before 2021. However, in the last 5 clashes, the Pelicans had to receive 4 defeats against this opponent. Only in this season, the Bulls won both victories against the opponent including the Preseason series in early October last year. The position of the two teams before this rematch is also different when The Bulls are a team competing for the Playoff and the Pelicans are struggling to find a position in the Playin area. Of course, with the home advantage and a squad that had a notable addition in the last player exchange, the Pelicans have the opportunity to make a difference against a Bulls who are in an unstable form. Ingram’s ability to return immediately in the next game is still unanswered, but with McCollum and Valanciunas still in the lineup, the Pelicans can still score points with a goal of over 110. Chicago Bulls are now only left without Lonzo Ball with an injury from January, they have the strongest squad with a trio: DeRozan – LaVine – Vucevic. All 3 are still performing quite well in the recent series, but the lack of balance in the squad often causes them to have problems in the race for points in the second half. The Bulls are likely to return to winning ways against the Pelicans, as this opponent also depends mainly on superstars instead of the efficient play commonly found in top-tier teams.
The Pelicans’ ability to score points in the last 10 matches is quite good with an average of 117.6 points scored per game. Meanwhile, the Bulls have a very low point difference with only 108.3 average and are having great difficulty in defending. Although the Bulls are the team that can win the next match, this match will be towards the Over.
New Orleans Pelicans vs Chicago Bulls final score prediction & odds
- Quarter 1: New Orleans Pelicans 35 – 26 Chicago Bulls
- Quarter 2: New Orleans Pelicans 23 – 31 Chicago Bulls
- Quarter 3: New Orleans Pelicans 29 – 38 Chicago Bulls
- Quarter 4: New Orleans Pelicans 31 – 27 Chicago Bulls
- Halftime: New Orleans Pelicans 58 – 57 Chicago Bulls ( O )
- Fulltime: New Orleans Pelicans 118 – 122 Chicago Bulls ( O )
New Orleans Pelicans vs Chicago Bulls cluster table
New Orleans Pelicans vs Chicago Bulls lineup prediction
New Orleans Pelicans: Jones, Valanciunas, McCollum, Graham, Hayes.
Chicago Bulls: Green, LaVine, Vucevic, Caruso, DeRozan.
New Orleans Pelicans vs Chicago Bulls Recent Performance
New Orleans Pelicans vs Chicago Bulls Head to Head History