NBA Preview: New Orleans Pelicans Vs Chicago Bulls
Home Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Away Team: Chicago Bulls
Location: New Orleans, LA
Arena: Smoothie King Center
When is Game Time? 8:00 PM ET – 01/22/2018
Where can I watch on TV? FSNO, NBCSCH and NBA League Pass
Where can I listen on the Radio? WRNO 99.5FM and WLS-AM 890
Game Preview Notes
The New Orleans Pelicans (24-21) face the Chicago Bulls (18-28) on Monday at 8:00 PM ET. The last time these teams met, November 4th 2017, New Orleans beat Chicago 96-90 (Davis, Cousins combine for 52 pts, 27 reb).
New Orleans won their last game against the Memphis Grizzlies, 111 – 104; Holiday: 27 points; Cousins: 24 points. The Pelicans enter this contest with a 6-4 record in their last 10 games and a 12-9 mark at home. Jrue Holiday led the Pelicans with twenty-seven points in their last game against the Grizzlies. He went 10-of-19 from the field, for a 52.6% field goal percentage; 6/6 from the line, 1/5 from three-point range. In 36 minutes, Holiday's stat line came out to twenty-seven points, eight assists, five rebounds, one steal, one block and one three with 1 turnover.
Chicago came away with a win after beating the Atlanta Hawks, 113 – 97; Lopez: Game-high 20 points (9-13 FG). The Bulls have a 5-5 record during their last 10-game stretch and are 7-16 in away games this season. Robin Lopez finished the game with a team-high twenty points against their last opponent, the Hawks. He shot 69.2% from the field, making 9 of his 13 attempts (2/2 from the line). Lopez ended up with twenty points, two assists and five rebounds with 1 turnover in 25 minutes.
Probable Starting Lineups & Matchups
|New Orleans Pelicans||Chicago Bulls||Compare Head-to-Head Stats|
|Rajon Rondo (G)||Jerian Grant (G)||Rajon Rondo vs Jerian Grant|
|Jrue Holiday (G)||Zach LaVine (G)||Jrue Holiday vs Zach LaVine|
|E'Twaun Moore (G)||Justin Holiday (G)||E'Twaun Moore vs Justin Holiday|
|Anthony Davis (F-C)||Lauri Markkanen (F)||Anthony Davis vs Lauri Markkanen|
|DeMarcus Cousins (C)||Robin Lopez (C)||DeMarcus Cousins vs Robin Lopez|
Pelicans: Injuries & Game-Time Decisions
- Tony Allen
- Alexis Ajinca
- Solomon Hill
- Frank Jackson
Bulls: Injuries & Game-Time Decisions
- R Arcidiacono
- A Blakeney
- Kris Dunn
- Cameron Payne
- PPG OPPG FG% 3P% FT% REB OREB DREB APG TOPG PFPG SPG BPG
Top Fantasy Players
DeMarcus Cousins is the top fantasy basketball player for the Pelicans with a season average of 52.57 fantasy points per game. He has averaged 25.2 PTS, 12.6 REB, 5.1 AST, 1.6 STL and 1.6 BLK with 5 TO. Anthony Davis has an average of 50.27 fantasy points per game on the season. He's averaging 26.5 PTS, 10.6 REB, 2.3 AST, 1.1 STL and 2.1 BLK with 2 TO for the 2017-2018 season.
Kris Dunn is the best player on the Bulls team from a fantasy basketball perspective, with 33.02 fantasy points per game. He's averaged 13.7 PTS, 4.6 REB, 6.4 AST, 2 STL, 0.4 BLK and 3 TO this season.