Lakers host Bulls in basketball action
Chicago Bulls vs Los Angeles Lakers Odds
Chicago pays a visit to Los Angeles on Sunday, hoping to send the Lakers to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at STAPLES Center.
Supporters of the Bulls have seen them go 35-27 and 27-35 ATS so far this season, while the Lakers are at 32-31 and 25-38 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Lakers are 34-28-1, while the Bulls are 26-36.
The Bulls were listed as 6.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks (including Sportsbook.ag), with the total listed at 195 earlier in the day (check BetOnline for updates during the day).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Lakers, currently No. 10 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Bulls, who rate No. 7 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 100-98 victory for the Lakers.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Los Angeles's No. 4-rated squad against Chicago's No. 6-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Los Angeles rates No. 4 in the league with 8.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 29 with 4.9 per outing.
Defensively, the Bulls feature the league's No. 4-rated defense on the road, giving up 94.1 points per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 in the league in scoring at home.
Chicago was an 89-88 winner in its last match at home against the Jazz. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 177 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Bulls got a 22-point performance from Carlos Boozer, who added 10 rebounds as Chicago ran past Utah 89-88 on Friday at United Center.
In their last action, Los Angeles was a 118-116 winner at home against the Raptors. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (234) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Lakers got a 41-point performance from Kobe Bryant as Los Angeles handed Toronto a 118-116 defeat on Friday at STAPLES Center.
Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 9-1
Before playing Sacramento are 3-7
After playing Utah are 3-7
After a win are 3-7
Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Orlando are 7-3
After playing Toronto are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
A few Bulls at Lakers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 5 games when playing LA Lakers
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chicago's last 8 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chicago's last 9 games
LA Lakers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 5 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 6 games
Chicago at Sacramento, Wednesday, March 13
LA Lakers at Orlando, Tuesday, March 12