Pelicans vs. Bulls 2022 NBA Odds and Preview – November 9th

By Jeff Stinger

Chicago plays host to the New Orleans Pelicans at the United Center on Wednesday night. The Bulls avoided back-to-back losses from the Raptors after a dominant home performance. They secured the comfortable 14-point win to level their season record to 6-6. Meanwhile, the Pelicans picked up their second consecutive loss in the hands of the Pacers. The franchise plays its third-straight road game in hopes of better results before returning home.

Nitrobetting shares the latest news, NBA odds, and special features throughout the 2022-23 NBA season. With that, let’s check out the upcoming Pelicans vs. Bulls face-off in this preview.

Pelicans vs. Bulls Game Information

  • When: Wednesday, November 9, 2022, 10:00 PM ET
  • Where: United Center, Chicago, IL
  • Radio: WRNO 99.5 FM (Pelicans) // 670 The Score (Bulls)
  • Live Stream: NBA League Pass
  • NBA Betting Odds: Pelicans (-2) // Bulls (+2)

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Why Bet on the New Orleans Pelicans?

Everyone loves a healthy Pelicans team. Zion Williamson looks good following last season’s injury and now leads the team in scoring, averaging 23.13 points per game. The guard duo of Brandon Ingram and CJ McCollum looks effective as well as both average north of 20 points per game, with the latter topping the team in assists and steals at 6.3 and 1.3, respectively. New Orleans will have a healthy starting lineup as they challenge the Bulls on the road this Wednesday.

As a team, the Pelicans top the league in scoring at 118.5 points per game. They register a 48.2% shooting which is good for a second-best record while maintaining a solid 38.8% three-point shooting percentage. Furthermore, the franchise tops the charts when scoring in the paint. They average 57.6 points in the paint in ten games. Defensively, the team allows 114.6 opponent points on 46.8% shooting but dominates rebounding with 56.1 total boards per game.

Why Bet on the Chicago Bulls?

DeMar DeRozan continues to impress us with his mid-range mastery. He leads the Bulls in scoring with 23.75 points per game. The former Spurs man also tops the charts in assists, handing out 4.3 assists per game. Nikola Vucevic dominates the rebounding side with 12.33 boards per game, while Zach Lavine is the only other player to average more than 20 points per game at 21.88. We expect the trio to do some damage against the Pelicans as they try to secure another home in this game.

Chicago is not exactly the best offensive team right now. They do put down decent offensive stats, averaging 111.4 points per game on 46.1% shooting, but they do most of the work elsewhere. The Bulls capitalize on every free-throw opportunity and hit 85.0% of their attempts from the line. On the defensive side, the squad keeps opponents under 110.0 points per game and 46.3% shooting. The Bulls maintain good perimeter defense and hold the opponent’s two-point shooting to 51.6%.

Pelicans vs. Bulls Betting Trends

  • The Pelicans are 4-6 in the last ten road games (4-6 ATS).
  • The Pelicans are 5-5 in the last ten road games against the Bulls (6-4 ATS).
  • The totals went over in four of the Pelicans’ last five road games.
  • The Bulls are 4-1 in the last five games at United Center (4-1 ATS).
  • The Bulls are 2-3 in the last five home games against the Pelicans (2-3 ATS).
  • The totals went over in four of the Bulls’ last five home games against the Pelicans.

Pelicans vs. Bulls Expert Betting Prediction

There’s very little separation between the Pelicans and the Bulls. But, home advantage gives the Bulls the slight edge here. Both have the right tools to become playoff contenders. However, some creases demand attention here. Inconsistency woes have affected their performance since the opener. We find both lineups healthy coming into the game, which brings heart-stopping action from start to end. The Pelicans can threaten to cover the spread here, but a Bulls roster firing on all cylinders could be difficult to contain.

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