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The Chicago Bulls have struggled to adapt to rookie head coach Fred Hoiberg’s new system so far in the NBA season and have been on the losing end of three-straight games ahead of Thursday’s home matchup with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Shark Bites
  • The Bulls are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games with no days off.
  • The visiting team is 8-2 SU and ATS in its last 10 games in this matchup.
  • The Clippers are 5-0 SU and ATS in their last five games on the road against the Bulls.

Fourth quarter collapses have been the norm for the Bulls as of late, as Chicago has faltered late against the Hornets, Suns and Celtics entering the game. The Clippers have won six of seven and three in a row in the wake of a 109-95 win over Milwaukee on Wednesday and appear to finally be getting their act together after a rough start to the campaign.

Wagering on chalk has been very profitable in recent meetings between the Clips and Bulls. The favored team has paid out in seven out of the last eight clashes between the clubs.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those looking to pick the visitors as their prediction to cover in this one found the Los Angeles Clippers listed as 1.5-point underdogs earlier at BetOnline. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER total betting line for this game was set at 203.5 at Bovada but may have moved since the betting odds opened.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 103-101 win for the Bulls on Thursday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Los Angeles Clippers vs Chicago Bulls Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Los Angeles Clippers will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 8-13-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Chicago Bulls are 6-13 ATS. Los Angeles is 12-9-1 against the points scored total betting line, while Chicago is 6-13 versus the line. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Los Angeles injuries news.

This game pits the Chicago Bulls, currently No. 13 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Los Angeles Clippers, who rate No. 21 in the most recent survey update.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Chicago's No. 20-ranked offense averaging 98.89 PPG, against a Los Angeles Clippers defense that ranks No. 18 at 101.64 PPG. The Chicago Bulls field goal percentage has averaged 42.36% so far, less than the Los Angeles Clippers shooters have achieved on the year, 45.85% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Bucks were burned for 31 points by JJ Redick on Wednesday as the Clippers picked up a 109-95 win at Bradley Center.

Jimmy Butler was dynamite, scoring 36 points and adding 7 rebounds but Boston still won, 105-100, over Chicago on Wednesday at TD Garden.

Betting Trends
  • LA Clippers is 5-11-1 ATS in its last 17 games
  • LA Clippers is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • LA Clippers is 16-6-1 ATS in its last 23 games on the road
  • LA Clippers is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Chicago is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Chicago is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chicago's last 11 games
  • Chicago is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home

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