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Los Angeles Lakers vs Chicago Bulls in NBA odds tilt

Chicago BullsLos Angeles Lakers
24-25February 09, 2014, 03:30 | STAPLES Center18-32

The Lakers will be trying to slam the Bulls on Sunday when the teams tip off at STAPLES Center in NBA betting action.

This season the Lakers are 18-32 overall and 28-22 ATS against the number, while the Bulls are 24-25 and 22-27 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Los Angeles is 27-21-2 on the OU, and Chicago is 20-29.

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The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 12-rated Bulls taking on the No. 30-rated Lakers in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 90-86 win for the Bulls on Sunday.


In their last action, Chicago was a 102-87 loser on the road against the Warriors. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (189) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Bulls got a 26-point performance from Taj Gibson, who added 13 rebounds, but Golden State still ran past Chicago 102-87 on Thursday at Oracle Arena.

Los Angeles won its last outing, a 112-98 result against the 76ers on February 7. The Lakers covered in that game as a 4-point underdog, while the 210 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Los Angeles earned a 112-98 victory over Philadelphia on Friday, getting 19 points from Steve Nash at Wells Fargo Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles's No. 14-ranked offense, averaging 101.14 PPG, against a Bulls defense that ranks No. 2 at 92.96 PPG. The Lakers field goal percentage has averaged 44.28% so far, more than the Bulls shooters have achieved on the year, 42.23% per game.

A few Bulls at Lakers trends to consider:
Chicago is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Chicago is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 7 games
Chicago is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
LA Lakers is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games
LA Lakers is 5-19 SU in its last 24 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of LA Lakers's last 13 games
LA Lakers is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Chicago home to Atlanta, Tuesday, February 11th
Los Angeles home to Utah, Tuesday, February 11th