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NBA Odds: Bulls at Clippers

The road trip of the Chicago Bulls will continue on Friday night as they play at Staples Center against the Los Angeles Clippers.

The Bulls snapped a three-game losing streak against the Clippers in their last meeting in February, but overall they're just 4-6 SU and 4-6 ATS in the past 10 matchups between the teams.

View Chicago vs LA Clippers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 1-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, while the total was hovering around 189.5 at most shops.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Clippers sit at No. 20 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Bulls are at No. 1 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Bulls will win this game 98-94.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bulls rank No. 13 in the league with 43 per game. That compares with Los Angeles’s No. 25 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Los Angeles is the NBA’s No. 6-ranked team at 7.5 per game, while the Bulls rate No. 11 with 7 per contest.

Defensively, the Bulls feature the league's No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 94.7 points per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 26 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 108-98 winner as they battled the Kings on the road. The Bulls covered in the match as an 8-point favorite, while 206 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Derrick Rose scored 19 points leading the Bulls to a 108-98 victory over Sacramento at Power Balance Pavilion on Thursday.

Los Angeles lost its last outing, a 115-90 result against the Spurs on December 28. The Clippers failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point underdog, while the 205 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Clippers were blown out by San Antonio on Wednesday, losing by a 115-90 final at AT&T Center in basketball betting action.

Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Memphis are 5-5
After playing Sacramento are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Los Angeles Clippers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Portland are 4-6
After playing San Antonio are 2-8
After a loss are 6-4

A few Bulls at Clippers trends to consider:
Chicago is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games on the road
Chicago is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago's last 6 games when playing LA Clippers
Chicago is 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against LA Clippers
LA Clippers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games at home
LA Clippers are 16-6 SU in their last 22 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Clippers last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Clippers last 6 games when playing Chicago

Next up:
Chicago home to Memphis, Sunday, January 1
LA Clippers home to Portland, Sunday, January 1

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