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No Blake Griffin, No Problem for Clippers

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The Chicago Bulls continue their west coast road swing with a date at the Los Angeles Clippers, who continue to record wins without star forward Blake Griffin in the lineup.

Shark Bites
  • The Bulls are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
  • The Clippers are 9-2-1 ATS in their last 12 games versus the Eastern Conference.
  • OVER is 8-1 in the Bulls’ last nine games on the road.

The Bulls, presently 5.5-point road pups at Bovada, play their second of a seven-game road trip Sunday afternoon and began the swing with a 114-91 win at the Los Angeles Lakers Thursday night. The victory was their fourth in their previous five road games overall (3-2 ATS) and at 9-11 ATS to date, they are a better wager away from home than on their own floor (9-16 ATS).

The Clippers, who began the season with that poor (by their standards) 6-7 SU record, have really started to catch fire of late. They head into Sunday’s contest fourth in the Western Conference standings with a 31-16 SU record (22-23-2 ATS) and have won 14 of 17 games without Griffin, who remains sidelined four-to-six weeks with that fractured right hand.

The Clips have covered the spread in 12 of those games sans Blake, but failed to cash as 14-point favorites against the Lakers in their last games. Bettors should take note, however, as L.A. has gone 6-0 ATS in its last six games following an ATS loss in its previous contest.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Chicago Bulls betting line opened this morning as 5.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including Bovada), while the total was hovering around 206 at BetOnline and other betting odds shops.

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 105-95 result in favor of the Clippers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Chicago Bulls vs Los Angeles Clippers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Chicago Bulls have seen them go 26-19 and 18-27 ATS so far this NBA season, while the Los Angeles Clippers are at 31-16 and 22-23-2 ATS. In Over/Under totals betting, the Clippers are 22-24-1, while the Chicago Bulls are 23-22. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Chicago injuries news.

According to the betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 6-rated Los Angeles Clippers and the No. 16-rated Bulls in this NBA basketball matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Los Angeles's No. 7-ranked offense averaging 104 PPG, against a Chicago Bulls defense that ranks No. 12 at 100.53 PPG. The Los Angeles Clippers field goal percentage has averaged 46.07% so far, more than the Chicago Bulls shooters have achieved on the year, 43.43% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The battle between the Bulls and Lakers didn't turn out to be much of a battle at all as Los Angeles was handed a 114-91 defeat on Thursday at STAPLES Center.

The Clippers grabbed a 105-93 win over the Lakers on Friday, behind a 27-point effort from Chris Paul at STAPLES Center.

Betting Trends
  • Chicago is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Chicago's last 11 games
  • Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Chicago's last 9 games on the road
  • LA Clippers is 12-5 ATS in its last 17 games
  • LA Clippers is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Clippers's last 5 games
  • LA Clippers is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Utah, Monday, February 1st
Los Angeles home to Minnesota, Wednesday, February 3rd