At 7:00 ET, the New Orleans Pelicans (-153) will host the Chicago Bulls (+128) in a non-conference matchup. The Pelicans (-3) are currently favored by 3 points.

This game will be played at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans. The Pelicans are 5th in the Western Conference and 1st in the Southwest Division. The Bulls are 9th in the Eastern Conference and 4th in the Central Division. Chicago has dropped two straight games and has a record of 26-30. The over/under line for this game is 222.5 points.


The Pick: New Orleans Pelicans -3

This game will be played at Smoothie King Center at 7:00 ET on Sunday, February 25th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 117-95 in favor of the Pelicans.
  • Our projections have Brandon Ingram finishing with Brandon Ingram points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Pelicans finishing with a field goal percentage of 49.4% and knocking down 11 threes.

Will the Bulls Find a Way to Win on the Road?

Chicago is 29-26 against the spread this season, including a 14-13 ATS record on the road. As the underdog, they have an ATS record of 16-15 and have gone 10-21 straight-up as the underdog.

The Bulls have lost two straight games and are 26-30 overall, which is 9th in the Eastern Conference. In non-conference games, they are 11-10 and 15-13 against other Eastern Conference teams.

This season, the Bulls have an O/U record of 30-25-1, with an average combined scoring total of 225 points per game. Today’s O/U line is 222.5, and Chicago’s games have averaged 222.2 points per game.

In their most recent game, the Bulls lost to the Celtics by a score of 129-112. The O/U line for that game was 223.5, and Chicago was an 8.5-point underdog going into the game.

Heading into tonight’s game, the Bulls are 26th in the NBA in scoring at 111.8 points per game. However, they have been slightly better on the road, averaging 111.5 PPG compared to 112.1 PPG at home.

Chicago has struggled with their three-point shooting this season, making just 36% of their attempts (20th). Overall, the Bulls are 21st in field goal percentage at 46%. In terms of pace, they are 27th in the league.

When it comes to getting to the free-throw line, the Bulls are 23rd in attempts and 21st in makes (16.6 per game). In terms of assists, Chicago is 28th in the NBA at 24.4 per contest.

At this time, the Bulls’ defense is positioned 12th in the NBA, permitting 113.2 points per game. The Chicago defense has allowed opponents to shoot 36.9% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 47.2% of their field goal attempts vs. Chicago.

Will New Orleans Win at Home?

The Pelicans are looking to bounce back from a 106-95 loss to the Heat. The teams’ O/U line for that game was 220.5, and New Orleans was favored by 2.5 points. The loss dropped the Pelicans to 34-23 on the season, which is currently 5th in the Western Conference.

For the season, the Pelicans are 31-26 against the spread and have gone 16-12 ATS at home. As the favorite, their ATS record is 16-17, and they have been favored in 33 of their 57 games.

On average, the Pelicans’ games have finished with 228.2 points, which is higher than today’s O/U line of 222.5. This season, their games have averaged an O/U line of 230.

In the Western Conference, the Pelicans are 24-18 in games against other teams in the West. In non-conference play, they are 10-5. New Orleans has won their last two games on the road and have an ATS record of 15-14 on the road.

The Pelicans have been an above-average offensive team this season, ranking 14th in scoring at 116.3 points per game. At home, they are averaging 117.1 points per game.

New Orleans’ offensive success has been driven by their ability to score inside the arc. They are 9th in the NBA in two-point field goal percentage at 55%. Overall, they are shooting 48% from the field, which is 9th in the league.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Pelicans are 11th in three-point shooting percentage at 37%. However, they are just 21st in three-pointers made per game.

New Orleans’ defense has been playing well, ranking 8th in the NBA with 112.0 points allowed per game. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Pelicans are forcing 12.6 per game, which is 12th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 20th in blocked shots at 4.9 per game.