Bulls host Clippers in basketball action
Los Angeles Clippers vs Chicago Bulls Odds
Chicago looks to cover the Bulls-Clippers pointspread on Tuesday and improve its overall 11-8 mark when they host Los Angeles in NBA action.
The Clippers will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 12-8 ATS against the number this season, while the Bulls are 7-12 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). Los Angeles is 13-7 on the totals; Chicago is 6-13.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 8 (Bulls) and the No. 5 (Clippers) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 103-98 result in favor of the Clippers is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 24-ranked offense (94.1 PPG) against a Clippers defense that ranks No. 7 at 94.5 PPG. The Bulls have averaged 44.4% from the field per game, less than the Clippers have managed so far this season (48% on average).
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Clippers own the league's No. 10-rated mark, allowing 97.6 points per game when playing on the road. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 29 in scoring on their home court.
The Clippers were a 102-83 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Raptors. They covered the 10-point spread as favorites, while the total score (185) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Clippers grabbed a 102-83 win over the Raptors on Sunday, behind a 19-point effort from Blake Griffin at STAPLES Center.
The Bulls were a 93-85 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Knicks. They covered the 2-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (178) made winners of UNDER bettors. Chicago earned a 93-85 victory over New York on Saturday, getting 22 points from Luol Deng at United Center.
Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Charlotte are 5-5
After playing Toronto are 1-9
After a win are 9-1
Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After playing New York are 9-1
After a win are 4-6
A few Clippers at Bulls trends to consider:
LA Clippers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of the LA Clippers last 8 games
LA Clippers are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 7 of the LA Clippers last 9 games when playing on the road against Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chicago's last 9 games
Chicago is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Chicago's last 9 games when playing at home against LA Clippers
LA Clippers at Charlotte, Wednesday, December 12
Chicago at Philadelphia, Wednesday, December 12