New Orleans Pelicans vs Chicago Bulls Prediction & Match Preview – October 8th, 2021 | NBA Preseason 2021-22
Lonzo Ball will face his former team when the Chicago Bulls take on the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday at the United Center in a 2021-22 NBA preseason fight.
The Chicago Bulls are coming off a convincing 131-95 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Meanwhile, the Pelicans dispatched the Orlando Magic 104-86 in their final preseason game.
Fixture – New Orleans Pelicans vs Chicago Bulls | NBA Preseason 2021-22.
Date & Time – Friday, October 8th, 2021; 8:00 PM ET (Saturday, October 9th; 5:30 AM IST).
Venue – United Center, Chicago.
New Orleans Pelicans preview
After a surprising loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves in their first NBA preseason game, the New Orleans Pelicans responded with a 104-86 victory over the Orlando Magic. Talented youngsters Nickeil Alexander-Walker and Trey Murphy had 19 and 20 points, respectively.
The Pelicans of New Orleans; The offense has fired every cylinder in the preseason so far. So Willie Green will hope his team continues to do a great job on the offensive side of the ball. His defense also came up against the Magic after a nervous start, but his mettle will be tested against the high-flying Bulls.
Chicago Bulls preview
The Chicago Bulls put up a ruthless performance against the Cleveland Cavaliers, dominating the game from the start. Zach LaVine picked up where he left off at the Olympics. He led the Bulls to victory by scoring 25 points, grabbing three rebounds, and dishing out three assists.
Nikola Vucevic, Javonte Green, and new faces Lonzo Ball and DeMar DeRozan also contributed. While it’s early, the Chicago Bulls already look like a team to beat. Head coach Billy Donovan was unlucky with the injuries the Bulls suffered last season, but he has no excuse to enter the new season.
Pelicans vs Bulls match prediction
Against the Bulls, the Chicago Bulls are expected to field their five strongest starters, who have a great combination of scoring and playmaking.
DeRozan and LaVine are some of the best scoring wings in the league. They also possess the ability to make plays in the midfield due to their vision and sense of the game. Lonzo Ball and Nikola Vucevic are incredible offensive players too, so it could be a long night for the New Orleans Pelicans.
The Chicago Bulls are expected to give the Pelicans a crushing loss on Friday.
Where to watch the Pelicans vs Bulls game?
Live coverage of the New Orleans Pelicans vs Chicago Bulls game will be available on NBCS Chicago and Bally Sports New Orleans. Fans can also watch live action online with a subscription to the NBA League Pass.