Bulls face the Clippers in Los Angeles
The Chicago Bulls will be playing without Derrick Rose on Sunday afternoon as they head to the Staples Center to face Chris Paul and the Los Angeles Clippers in a matinee.
The Clippers are 2-0 both SU and ATS in their last two games against the Bulls heading into their first meeting of the season on Sunday afternoon - with both of those games turning out to be UNDER results on the totals.
The Bulls will try to spoil the party on Sunday; they are 5-6 ATS against the number this season, while the Clippers are 7-7 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injury news). Chicago is 4-7 on the totals; Los Angeles is 8-6.
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 9-rated Bulls taking on the No. 2-rated Clippers in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 96-94 win for the Clippers on Sunday.
Last time out for Chicago, they were a 98-95 loser as they battled the Trail Blazers on the road. The Bulls covered in the match as a 3.5-point underdog, while 193 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Derrick Rose scored 20 points in a failed effort to lead the Bulls to victory (they lost 98-95 to Portland at Rose Garden on Friday).
Los Angeles won its last outing, a 103-102 result against the Kings on November 23. The Clippers failed to cover in that game as a 10.5-point favorite, while the 205 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Los Angeles earned a 103-102 victory over Sacramento on Saturday, getting 22 points from Chris Paul at STAPLES Center.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Los Angeles's No. 2-ranked offense (107 PPG) against a Bulls defense that ranks No. 3 at 90.55 PPG. The Clippers have averaged 47.41% from the field per game, more than the Bulls have managed so far this season (42.35% on average).
A few Bulls at Clippers trends to consider:
Chicago is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
Chicago is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chicago's last 8 games
Chicago is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
LA Clippers is 11-2-1 SU in its last 14 games at home
LA Clippers is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Chicago
LA Clippers is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games when playing Chicago
LA Clippers is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Chicago
Chicago at Utah, Monday, November 25th
Los Angeles home to New York, Wednesday, November 27th