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Bulls playing host to Lakers on Thursday

The Chicago Bulls are on runs of 5-1 SU and 5-3 ATS against the Los Angeles Lakers as those two teams hit the hardwood together in Christmas Day NBA betting action at the online sportsbooks on Thursday night.

The Bulls went 2-0 SU and 1-1 ATS in their two games against the Lakers last season, with the OVER/UNDER splitting at 1-1 in those contests. The UNDER, however, is 7-1 in the last eight games between the two teams dating back to 2009.

Los Angeles Lakers vs Chicago Bulls Opening Odds and Betting Line

The visiting Los Angeles Lakers betting line opened this morning as 10-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 207 at BetOnline and other betting odds shops.

Computer Prediction: Los Angeles Lakers vs Chicago Bulls Pick

A 107-98 result in favor of the Bulls is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Los Angeles Lakers vs Chicago Bulls Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Los Angeles Lakers will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 14-13-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Chicago Bulls are 14-14 ATS. Los Angeles is 16-12 against the points scored total betting line, while Chicago is 15-12-1 versus the line. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Los Angeles injuries news.

The Odds Shark betting Power Rankings have the Chicago Bulls at No. 13 and the Los Angeles Lakers at No. 21 heading into this NBA contest.

How Los Angeles Lakers vs Chicago Bulls Stats Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Chicago's No. 10-ranked offense (103.04 PPG) against a Los Angeles Lakers defense that ranks No. 30 at 109.07 PPG. The Chicago Bulls have averaged 45.71% from the field per game, more than the Los Angeles Lakers have managed so far this NBA season (43.81% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Lakers got 18 points from Carlos Boozer as Los Angeles ran past Golden State 115-105 on Tuesday at STAPLES Center.

Chicago got 25 points from Derrick Rose en route to a 99-91 victory over Washington on Tuesday at Verizon Center.

Los Angeles Lakers vs Chicago Bulls Betting Odds Trends

LA Lakers is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Lakers's last 6 games
LA Lakers is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
LA Lakers is 7-16 SU in its last 23 games on the road
Chicago is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
Chicago is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Chicago is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games at home
Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles at Dallas, Friday, December 26th
Chicago home to New Orleans, Saturday, December 27th