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Plenty of Home Cooking in Store for Road-Weary Bulls

The Chicago Bulls got some well-deserved rest after concluding their longest road trip of the season, as Jimmy Butler and company are coming off a four-day break ahead of their home contest with the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday. Oddsmakers initially set the Lakeshow as 9.5-point road underdogs with a total of 212.5.

Shark Bites
  • The Lakers are 3-19 SU in their last 22 games on the road.
  • The Lakers are 1-6 ATS in their last seven games on the road against teams with winning records.
  • The Bulls are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games against the Western Conference.

The Lakers opened a four-game trip of their own in unimpressive fashion Tuesday, falling 105-88 to the New Orleans Pelicans. Veteran guard Nick Young suffered an Achilles injury in the setback and is out indefinitely as a result. L.A. is already without starter D’Angelo Russell (knee), so it will be up to Jose Calderon and Jordan Clarkson to carry the load in this one.

The Bulls are 4-1 SU at the United Center this year and will be more than excited to play in the Windy City after the grueling road trip. Chicago will play nine of its next 12 at home.

Chicago has been cashing spread bets when tabbed as home chalk lately. In the Bulls' last nine as home faves, they're a solid 7-2 ATS.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Chicago Bulls opened as -9.5-point favorites at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total line was sitting around 212.5 at Bovada for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting on the total amount of points scored.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 115-91 result in favor of the Bulls today. 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Chicago Bulls sit at 10-6 (11-5 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Los Angeles Lakers are currently 9-10 (10-8-1 ATS). Looking to bet on the points scored total? Chicago is 6-10 OU and Los Angeles is 12-7 OU. This season the Chicago Bulls are 10-6 overall and 11-5 ATS against the number, while the Los Angeles Lakers are 9-10 and 10-8-1 ATS. As for the totals, Chicago is 6-10 on the OU, and Los Angeles is 12-7. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Los Angeles injuries news.

The Bulls - Lakers betting odds would favor the Bulls if the lines were set according to power rankings. Chicago is rated No. 6 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Los Angeles Lakers sit at No. 18.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Chicago's No. 12-ranked offense averaging 105.31 PPG, against a Los Angeles Lakers defense that ranks No. 27 at 110.58 PPG. The Chicago Bulls field goal percentage has averaged 44.27% so far, less than the Los Angeles Lakers shooters have achieved on the year, 45.84% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Louis Williams scored 16 points in a failed effort to lead the Lakers to victory (they lost 105-88 to New Orleans at Smoothie King Center on Tuesday).

Chicago got 26 points from Jimmy Butler en route to a 105-89 victory over Philadelphia on Friday at Wells Fargo Center.

Betting Trends
  • LA Lakers is 2-6-1 ATS in its last 9 games
  • LA Lakers is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of LA Lakers's last 10 games
  • LA Lakers is 5-12 ATS in its last 17 games on the road
  • Chicago is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Chicago is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago's last 6 games
  • Chicago is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Los Angeles at Toronto, Friday, December 2nd
Chicago home to Cleveland, Friday, December 2nd