Bulls vs. Pelicans Prediction
Are the Pelicans laying too many points to the Bulls tonight? Tip-off from New Orleans is set for 6:00PM ET.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Pelicans are now 7-point home favorites versus the Bulls after opening as 6-point favorites. As for the total, the number currently sits at 209.5 after hitting the board at 208.
Jimmy Butler scored 33 points to lead the Bulls to a significant 106-104 win over the Hawks on Sunday. He added eight assists, five rebounds, one block and one 3-pointer in 43 minutes of play. The Bulls rallied from 10 points behind in the fourth and have now jumped from the No. 9 seed to the No. 7 seed with the victory. They also hold the tiebreaker against the Heat and Pacers, whom which they hold the same record.
On Friday night, DeMarcus Cousins lit up his former team in a 117-89 victory over the Kings. He scored 37 points in the victory, adding 13 rebounds, four assists, three steals, two blocks and five 3-pointers in3 5 minutes. He's the fifth player in BA history to post at least 35 points and 10 rebounds in his first game against his former team.
OUR PREDICTION: Both of these teams are playing well, so it's surprising why the Pelicans would lay a touchdown to the Bulls today. Chicago has covered in seven of its last eight meetings with New Orleans while the road team is 12-2 against the spread in the last 14 meetings between these two teams. The Bulls are also a perfect 4-0 against the spread in their last four games when playing on no rest, so there's no reason not to nab the points in this matchup.
SUNDAY NBA PREDICTION: CHICAGO BULLS +7