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Bulls take on Clippers in hoops contest

Chicago BullsLos Angeles Clippers
Nov 17, 9:00 PM | STAPLES Center

Chicago Bulls vs Los Angeles Clippers Odds

5-3TEAM RECORD6-2

The NBA betting slate features a clash between Los Angeles and Chicago on Saturday, with the host Clippers trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Clippers currently sports a record of 6-2, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 6-2 ATS. The Bulls are 5-3 and 2-6 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Clippers post a 5-3 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Bulls have gone 4-4 against the number.

View Chicago vs LA Clippers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Bulls before tip-off in this one found them as 4-point underdogs earlier at Bovada, while the total was sitting at 188 at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 5 (Clippers) and the No. 10 (Bulls) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 105-101 result in favor of the Clippers is predicted by handicapping models.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Los Angeles's No. 26-rated squad against Chicago's No. 10-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Los Angeles rates No. 13 in the league with 7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 30 with 3.9 per outing.

Defensively, the Bulls feature the league's No. 14-rated defense on the road, giving up 96 points per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 in the league in scoring at home.

Chicago was a 112-106 winner in its last match on the road against the Suns. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 218 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Chicago got 28 points and 14 rebounds from Carlos Boozer en route to a 112-106 victory over Phoenix on Wednesday at US Airways Center.

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 107-100 winner at home against the Heat. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (207) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Jamal Crawford scored 22 points leading the Clippers to a 107-100 victory over Miami at STAPLES Center on Wednesday.

Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Portland are 6-4
After playing Phoenix are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing San Antonio are 3-7
After playing Miami are 2-8
After a win are 5-5

A few Bulls at Clippers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games when playing LA Clippers
Chicago is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Clippers
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chicago's last 8 games on the road
Chicago is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games on the road
LA Clippers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Clippers last 5 games when playing Chicago
LA Clippers are 17-6 SU in their last 23 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the LA Clippers last 7 games at home

Next up:
Chicago at Portland, Sunday, November 18
LA Clippers at San Antonio, Monday, November 19