Chicago Bulls vs. Prediction, Preview & Odds. los angeles lakers

He Chicago Bulls and los angeles lakers they meet on Sunday at Arena. The advisory from Los Angeles is at 12:30 pm (Pacific Time).

Chicago (35-38 SU and 35-35-3 ATS) beat Portland 124-96 on Friday. The Bulls sit 10th in the Eastern Conference, facing Toronto in the Play-In Tournament. DeMar DeRozan is questionable with a right quad strain and Javonte Green is questionable with a right knee injury.

Los Angeles (37-37 SU & 36-37-1 ATS) defeated OKC 116-111 on Friday. The Lakers sit eighth in the Western Conference, setting up a matchup with Minnesota in the Play-In Tournament. D’Angelo Russell is questionable with right hip pain and LeBron James is sidelined with a tendon injury in his right foot.

Bulls and Lakers have not met this season. LA will travel to Chicago for the second meeting next week.

Chicago is 4-1 in its last five

Chicago ran its business before Sunday’s matchup with the Lakers, defeating a short-played Portland squad. The Bulls shot 57.1% from the field, including 17-of-28 (60.7%) from 3-point range, and held the Trail Blazers to 43% on 19.4 shooting percentage from long range. distance (6 of 31) . Chicago outrebounded Portland 47-31 and assisted on 33 of 48 shots from the field. He was leading by as many as 30 points and only trailing by three.

DeMar DeRozan leads Chicago in scoring. He is averaging 25.1 points on 50.9 percent shooting, 5.0 assists and 4.7 rebounds per game. Some other bulls to watch are Zach LaVine (25.0 PPG, 4.6 RPG and 4.2 APG), Nikola Vucevic (17.7 PPG and 11.3 RPG), patrick williams (10.1 PPG and 4.1 RPG), and White Coby (9.2 PPG).

Chicago is scoring 113.3 points per game (19th) and shooting 48.9% (5th), including 36.6% from three-point range (12th). He shoots 81.1 percent at the free throw line (5th) and averages 42.7 rebounds (20th) with a -0.4 rebound margin. The Bulls rank 24th in adjusted offensive efficiency and 17th in pace of play, according to Dunks and Threes.

Chicago gives up 112.3 points per game on defense (9th), and their opponents shoot 46.6% (6th), including 35.4% from long range (11th). The Bulls are fifth in adjusted defensive rating.

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LA is on a roll

Los Angeles edged past Oklahoma City on Friday as the Lakers picked up a victory vital to their postseason keeper. LA shot 46.2 percent and won the rebounding battle 53-45, grabbing 16 offensive rebounds. He was leading by as many as 17 points and only trailing by two.

“It was a game we had to win,” he said. antonio davis. β€œWe had to go out and get this game, and we came out offensively and defensively playing extremely well. … We got to .500, and now it’s time to go to the other side.”

With LeBron sidelined, Davis is the Lakers’ scoring option. He is averaging 26.1 points on 56.3 percent shooting and 12.5 rebounds per game. Some other Lakers to watch are dennis schroeder (12.9 GPP and 4.6 GPA), Lonnie Walker IV (12.4 PPG), and austin reaves (12.3 PPG).

Los Angeles is scoring 116.5 points per game (10th) and shooting 47.9 percent (10th) on 34.1 percent shooting (26th). The Lakers shoot 77.8 percent at the free throw line (20th) and average 45.5 rebounds (6th) with a +0.2 rebound margin. LA ranks 20th in adjusted offensive rating and fourth in pace of play this season.

Los Angeles concedes 116.6 points per game on defense (21st) and their opponents shoot 46.7% (7th), including 34.2% from deep (2nd). The Lakers rank 12th in adjusted defensive rating.

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The Bulls are 4-1 ATS in their last five games. They own the best ATS winning percentage (61.3%) in the league after winning with a 19-12-3 record.

I bet the Bulls will cover Sunday in Los Angeles, staying afloat in the Eastern Conference playoff race. Chicago is more suited for this moment, with Los Angeles probably without James and Russell. After not playing Portland, I wouldn’t be surprised if DeRozan, a Compton native, shows up in Los Angeles. The Lakers grabbed the rope and got back up to .500, but on Sunday they will face a team in similar circumstances.

Chicago will win this game with a solid defensive effort, keeping Los Angeles below its season averages from the field and three. The Bulls’ star power will dwarf the Lakers in Hollywood, propelling them up the Eastern Conference standings.

Prediction: bull cover

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The under is 4-2 in Chicago’s last six and 41-31-1 overall in Bulls games this season, the highest under percentage in the NBA. The under is also 23-15 (60.5%) in Lakers home games, the fourth-highest home under percentage this season.

I’ll put my total bet on the low on the Bulls-Lakers matchup in Los Angeles. Both teams are in the top ten in opponent shooting percentage and the Lakers hold the opposition to the second lowest 3-point percentage in the league. With James sidelined, there’s a superstar imbalance that heavily favors Chicago given DeRozan is available to play. In a high-stakes game, I expect both teams to move closer defensively as well.

Prediction: Low

Written by
Michael Briggs, “Michael Briggs”

Mike Briggs is a passionate sports fan and writer who earned his BA in Journalism. In 2020, he moved across the country from New Jersey to San Diego to indulge his lifelong obsession with living near an MLB stadium. As a proud supporter of MSU basketball, Mike believes he has learned a lot watching coach Tom Izzo lead the Spartans to Big Ten and Final Four titles on a regular basis. He has also read a lot about the NBA, he has a subscription to SLAM magazine, the famous “basketball bible”, since he was a teenager. Mike spends his spare time strategizing future betting and researching opportunities to win a few bucks in tonight’s game. You can follow Mike on Twitter @BriggsWrites for tips on sports betting, DFS, and stock trading.