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Clippers visit Bulls in hoops battle

Los Angeles ClippersChicago Bulls
29-15January 24, 2014, 08:00 | United Center21-20

A key NBA battle sees the visiting Clippers travelling to Chicago Friday to face the Bulls on Friday.

Chicago will face the 29-15 Clippers, who own a 25-19 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Bulls are 17-24 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Clippers are 23-19-2 favoring the OVER.

View Los Angeles Clippers vs Chicago Bulls Odds and Stats.

This game pits the Bulls, currently No. 13 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Clippers, who rate No. 9 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 95-91 victory for the Clippers.

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 95-91 loser on the road against the Bobcats. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (186) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Los Angeles got 27 points from Blake Griffin en route to a 95-91 loss against Charlotte on Wednesday at Time Warner Cable Arena.

The Bulls were a 98-87 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Cavaliers. They covered the 4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (185) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Cavaliers were burned for 27 points by D.J. Augustin on Wednesday as the Bulls picked up a 98-87 win at Quicken Loans Arena.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Chicago's No. 29-ranked offense, averaging 92.95 PPG, against a Clippers defense that ranks No. 13 at 100.07 PPG. The Bulls field goal percentage has averaged 42.67% so far, less than the Clippers shooters have achieved on the year, 46.38% per game.

A few Clippers at Bulls trends to consider:
LA Clippers is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Clippers's last 5 games
LA Clippers is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of LA Clippers's last 9 games on the road
Chicago is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
Chicago is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chicago's last 7 games
Chicago is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Los Angeles at Toronto, Saturday, January 25th
Chicago at Charlotte, Saturday, January 25th