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Bulls are Ice-Cold Against the Spread

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Thursday night’s Chicago Bulls-Los Angeles Lakers tilt wouldn’t normally be classified as can’t-miss television, but the TNT crew will be at STAPLES Center to nationally televise the contest regardless. Neither side has been setting the world on fire recently, however bettors would be wise to be wary of the Bulls. Chicago is a measly 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games, making them the third worst spread bet in the Association (just ahead of the Oklahoma City Thunder and Phoenix Suns).

Shark Bites
  • The Lakers are 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games after winning the previous game in a matchup.
  • The Lakers are 0-7 SU in their last seven games.
  • The Bulls are 3-1 SU in their last four games after a loss.

Underdogs have a history of being a profitable play when the Bulls and Lakers collide, as favored teams are 3-7 ATS in the last 10 matchups between the clubs.

When the Lakers have played in Tinsel Town lately, UNDER bettors have been reaping the rewards. The total has gone UNDER in 10 of the Lakers’ last 13 games at home.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Chicago Bulls will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 17-27 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Los Angeles Lakers are 21-26 ATS. Chicago is 22-22 against the points scored total betting line, while Los Angeles is 21-25-1 versus the line. 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. 29-rated Los Angeles Lakers and the No. 21-rated Bulls in this NBA basketball matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Los Angeles's No. 27-ranked offense (96.26 PPG) against a Chicago Bulls defense that ranks No. 13 at 100.75 PPG. The Los Angeles Lakers have averaged 41.24% from the field per game, less than the Chicago Bulls have managed so far this NBA season (43.29% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chicago got 19 points from Pau Gasol but lost anyway 89-84 against the Heat on Monday at United Center.

The Lakers got 18 points from Jordan Clarkson, but it was Dallas that prevailed in a 92-90 final on Tuesday at STAPLES Center.

Betting Trends
  • Chicago is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Chicago is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 15 of Chicago's last 21 games
  • Chicago is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • LA Lakers is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • LA Lakers is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • LA Lakers is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of LA Lakers's last 13 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Los Angeles, Sunday, January 31st
Los Angeles at Los Angeles, Friday, January 29th