Bulls vs. Pelicans Player Props & Predictions – Saturday, Dec 2

DeMar DeRozan #11 of the Chicago Bulls dribbles against the Brooklyn Nets during the second half at United Center on February 24, 2023 in Chicago, Illinois.
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For your Bulls vs. Pelicans predictions needs, we’ve got you covered as the Pelicans hit the road to face the Bulls on Saturday, Dec 2 at 8:00 ET. Currently, the total sits at 220, with the Pelicans favored by 3 on the road. Check out our Bulls vs. Pelicans player props and predictions.

Bulls vs. Pelicans Odds

  • Spread: Pelicans -3
  • Total 220

Game Info

  • Date: Saturday, Dec 2
  • Time: 8:00 ET
  • Location: United Center, Chicago IL
  • TV: NBCS

Pelicans Betting Trends

  • Over their last five games, the Pelicans have an over/under record of 1-4 and are 3-2 vs. the spread.
  • Through their last five road contests, the Pelicans offense has averaged 106 points per game while allowing an average of 110. New Orleans posted an overall record of 1-4 while going 1-4 ATS.
  • As the betting favorite, the Pelicans have an ATS record of 2-1 in their last three games. In these matchups, their straight up record was 2-1.

Bulls Betting Trends

  • In their last five games, the Bulls have an over/under record of 2-3 and are 2-3 vs. the spread.
  • Across their three previous home games, Chicago has an ATS mark of 0-3. Their straight up record in these matchups was 0-3 while averaging 104 points per game.
  • Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the underdog, the Bulls have a straight up record of 2-8. Their record vs the spread in these games was 4-6.

Does New Orleans Stand a Chance on the Road?

Today, the Pelicans are looking to build on their two game winning streak and improve their overall record of 11-9. In road games, the Pelicans are 3-5 this season compared to 8-4 at home.

In their latest game, New Orleans’ offense looked good, scoring 121 points against the Spurs. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 49.4% and made 27/29 free throws. Coming into the game, the Pelicans offense has strugled with their outside shot this season, hitting threes at a rate of just 35%. On average, they get up 30.9 three-point attempts per game and are averaging 18.9 made free-throws.

At present, the Pelicans’ defense is ranked 14th, allowing 112.6 points per game.

On two point field goal attempts, the Pelicans’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 56.6% and allowing 32.9% from beyond the arc.

Can the Bulls Please Their Home Crowd?

Coming into today’s game, the Bulls are 6-14 overall and have gone 1-2 in their last three games. When playing against teams from the Eastern Conference, the Bulls are 5-9 compared to a 1-5 record against non-conference teams.

Coming off their recent game, the Bulls offense tallied 120 points in a matchup against the Bucks. Their field goal percentage for the game was 45.9%, and they made 13 threes. DeMar DeRozan is leading the team in scoring at 21.3 points per contest. Zach LaVine has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 21 going into the game.

Coming into today’s game, the Bulls’ defense is giving up an average of 112.8 points per contest.

In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Bulls defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 56.0% while allowing 37.5% from downtown.

Bulls vs. Pelicans Player Prop

A player prop we are looking at is DeMar DeRozan and his points prop of 23.5. Currently, the over for this prop is sitting at a payout of -108 while the under is at -118. In this game against the Bulls, we suggest betting on the under for DeMar DeRozan and his points prop set at 23.5. Our player projection model anticipates him not reaching his prop, with a projected total of 20.

  • The Prop: DeMar DeRozan Under 23.5 Points (-118)

Bulls vs. Pelicans Predictions

The Pelicans are our pick to win with a projected score of 115-109. But we also favor them to cover the spread. Our bet is on the Pelicans at -3.

As for the over/under, the line is currently at 220, and our model projects the Pelicans and Bulls to reach a combined total of 224 points. Our bet is on taking the over.

The Pick: Pelicans -3