Bulls vs. Pelicans Prediction

Are the Bulls a Great Underdog Play vs. Pelicans? NBA Predictions 1/22/18

Are the Chicago Bulls a great underdog play for bettors tonight when they visit the New Orleans Pelicans at 8:00 p.m. ET?

WHO ODDSMAKERS LIKE: New Orleans. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Pelicans are 6.5-point home favorites to beat the Bulls, who opened as 6-point underdogs. The total, meanwhile, sits at 227.5 points after hitting the board at 226.5.

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WHO PUBLIC BETTORS LIKE: Chicago. As of Monday afternoon, 56% of the betting tickets and 86% of the money wagered online for this game is on the Bulls. Meanwhile, the betting tickets are split on the total but 92% of the money is on the over.

WHO WE LIKE: Chicago. The Bulls are 12-3-1 against the spread in their last 16 games in New Orleans and the road team is an impressive 23-9-1 at the betting window in their last 33 games versus the Pelicans overall. They’ve also covered in 10 of their last 12 road games, are 13-3 against the spread in their last 16 games playing on one day of rest and are 12-3 against the number in their last 15 games when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.

On the other side, the Pelicans are 1-4 against the spread in their last five home games, are 0-4 against the number in their last four games versus a team with a winning percentage below .400 and are 0-4 at the betting window in their last four home games versus a team with a losing road record.



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