Lakers visit Bulls in NBA clash
Los Angeles Lakers vs Chicago Bulls Odds
Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Los Angeles when they hit take on the Bulls on Monday in pro hoops betting action.
The Bulls sit at 23-16 (15-24 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Lakers are currently 17-23 (16-24 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Chicago is 16-23 OU, and Los Angeles is 21-18-1 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bulls - Lakers odds would favor the Bulls if the lines were set according to power ranks. Chicago is rated No. 8 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Lakers sit at No. 10. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 100-99 win for the Bulls.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 25-ranked offense (93.8 PPG) against a Lakers defense that ranks No. 26 at 101.6 PPG. The Bulls have averaged 43.9% from the field per game, less than the Lakers have managed so far this season (45.5% on average).
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Lakers own the league's No. 30-rated mark, allowing 107 points per game when playing on the road. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 29 in scoring on their home court.
The Lakers were a 108-103 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Raptors. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (211) made winners of OVER bettors. The Lakers wasted a 26-point performance from Kobe Bryant as Toronto ran past them 108-103 on Sunday at Air Canada Centre.
Last time out for Chicago, they were an 85-82 loser as they battled the Grizzlies at home. The Bulls failed to cover in the match as a 2-point underdog, while 167 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Chicago got 18 points from Jimmy Butler but lost anyway 85-82 against the Grizzlies on Saturday at United Center.
Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Memphis are 7-3
After playing Toronto are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7
Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Detroit are 7-3
After playing Memphis are 6-4
After a loss are 9-1
A few Lakers at Bulls trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of the LA Lakers last 8 games when playing on the road against Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 6 of the LA Lakers last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of the LA Lakers last 16 games when playing Chicago
LA Lakers are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chicago's last 8 games when playing at home against LA Lakers
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Chicago's last 16 games when playing LA Lakers
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Chicago's last 16 games at home
Chicago is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
LA Lakers at Memphis, Wednesday, January 23
Chicago home to Detroit, Wednesday, January 23