Just when you think the Chicago Bulls may get a break from all-star level big men, here comes the future of the NBA at 6’7″ and 280 pounds.
The New Orleans Pelicans are coming off of their best win of the year against the league’s best team (currently), the Utah Jazz, and Zion Williamson is emerging as an unguardable force down low. If you watch this team and bet on this team as much as I do, you can foreshadow what I am getting at.
How in the world are the Bulls going to handle Williamson tonight, especially after they were torn to bits by Joel Embiid (50 point game) and Nikola Jokic (one assist shy of a triple-double)? The quick answer: take the over on almost everything Zion tonight by using Pointsbet.
Three Best Bets For Bulls vs. Pelicans
Williamson 23+ Points, LaVine 5+ Rebounds (-150)
Is it crazy to say that the riskier play here is the five rebounds from LaVine? Probably not, honestly, because Williamson is going to have a game tonight. A few nights back, a video of him shouldering and plowing through the 7’3″ Rudy Gobert went viral.
To put that in perspective, the Bulls don’t have a seven-footer and they also don’t have a two-time defensive player of the year on their roster. I’m taking this one without hesitation Wednesday night.
Williamson and Ingram Combine For 60+ Points (+125)
These two are the future of the New Orleans Pelicans and they complement each other well. Both are Duke products, both are top draft picks (Zion first overall, Ingram second overall) and this season both have been scoring at a very high rate. The last time these two played the Bulls, they combined for 50 points. Defensively, the Bulls have improved in some areas. Unfortunately, they have not improved in the paint and still do not have a true center, despite how Wendell Carter Jr. feels about himself. This will be my riskiest play tonight, but it is worth the gamble.
Bulls To Win, Total Points Under 236 (+400)
When these two teams played a few weeks ago, the Bulls put together a 129-116 win behind a season-high 46 points from their all-star. Since being elected to the all-star team, LaVine has continued to score from everywhere, but the Bulls have lost two of three. After putting together a comeback against Denver Monday, the feeling is this team has grown too much to lose three-in-a-row. I will take the Bulls and the under.
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