Losers in four of their last five games, the Chicago Bulls enter precarious territory as they sink below a .500 record in a highly competitive Eastern Conference. Things won’t get easier from here, as two of their next three games come against the Celtics and Bucks, which is why picking up a win tonight against the New Orleans is crucial.
The Pelicans, on the other hand, are on a positive trajectory as winners in three of their last four, including a win over the Bulls on November 9th. The Bulls won’t get another chance to avenge that loss, as this is the last time these two teams will meet in the 2022-23 season.
Tune in tonight to see if Chicago’s big three of Zach LaVine, DeMar DeRozan, and Nikola Vucevic can overcome New Orleans’ dynamic trio of Zion Williamson, Brandon Ingram, and CJ McCollum. Here’s everything you need to know before the game begins.
How to watch Chicago Bulls vs New Orleans Pelicans
- Date: November 16, 2022
- Time: 8:00 p.m. ET, 7:00 p.m CT
- Where: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LA
- Watch: NBC Sports Chicago, NBA TV
- Stream: FuboTV
Chicago Bulls vs New Orleans Pelicans Odds, Spread, Over/Under
- Favorite: Pelicans (-3)
- Over/under: 225 points
- Moneyline: +128 Chicago/-152 New Orleans
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Projected Chicago Bulls Starting Lineup and Injury Report
- PG: Ayo Dosunmu
- SG: Zach LaVine
- SF: DeMar DeRozan
- PF: Patrick Williams
- C: Nikola Vucevic
- IR: Out – Lonzo Ball, Coby White
Progress toward Coby White’s return has been going slower than anticipated, and he’ll be held out once again tonight. However, Billy Donovan hasn’t ruled out a potential return against the Magic on Friday. As for the Pelicans, star forward Zion Williamson rested in last night’s game against the Memphis Grizzlies, but could decide to play tonight if it was just a case of load management.
Update: Zion Williamson has been listed as out for tonight’s game.
I would be harder on myself for my poor record with these predictions, if not for the fact I’ve only been one game worse than the actual Chicago Bulls. This team seems acutely aware of its flaws, as seen by Donovan’s post-game comments and interviews among the players. That being said, they first have to show me that they’re actually trying to amend these issues before I can put my faith back in their ability to close out games. I certainly wouldn’t mind being wrong here though.
My Predictions (5-9)
Bulls Upcoming Schedule
- Nov. 18 vs Orlando Magic (4-9)
- Nov. 21 vs Boston Celtics (11-3)
- Nov. 23 @ Milwaukee Bucks (10-3)