Chicago takes on New Orleans after overtime win

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Saturday, December 2, 2023

New Orleans Pelicans (11-9, eighth in the Western Conference) vs. Chicago Bulls (6-14, 13th in the Eastern Conference)

Chicago; Saturday, 8 p.m. EST

: Pelicans -4; over/under is 220.5

BOTTOM LINE: Chicago hosts the New Orleans Pelicans after the Bulls took down the Milwaukee Bucks 120-113 in overtime.

The Bulls have gone 5-6 in home games. Chicago has a 4-11 record against teams over .500.

The Pelicans are 3-5 in road games. New Orleans is ninth in the league scoring 52.4 points per game in the paint led by Zion Williamson averaging 18.0.

The Bulls average 11.6 made 3-pointers per game this season, 1.6 fewer makes per game than the Pelicans give up (13.2). The Pelicans are shooting 47.7% from the field, 0.4% higher than the 47.3% the Bulls' opponents have shot this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Nikola Vucevic is averaging 16.1 points, 10.1 rebounds and 3.2 assists for the Bulls. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 16.2 points over the last 10 games for Chicago.

Williamson is shooting 56.2% and averaging 23.3 points for the Pelicans. Jordan Hawkins is averaging 2.7 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for New Orleans.

LAST 10 GAMES: Bulls: 2-8, averaging 103.8 points, 41.7 rebounds, 22.4 assists, 7.7 steals and 4.4 blocks per game while shooting 43.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.4 points per game.

Pelicans: 7-3, averaging 118.5 points, 44.6 rebounds, 29.7 assists, 9.7 steals and 4.4 blocks per game while shooting 50.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.1 points.

INJURIES: Bulls: Onuralp Bitim: out (illness), Zach LaVine: out (foot), DeMar DeRozan: day to day (ankle), Lonzo Ball: out for season (knee).

Pelicans: Matt Ryan: out (calf), Larry Nance Jr.: out (rib), Jose Alvarado: out (ankle).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.