Clippers vs. Bulls - 1/31/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Bulls (26-19) at Los Angeles Clippers (31-16)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 3:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Clippers -5.5 -- Over/Under: 204 See the Latest Odds
The Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Clippers square off Sunday at the Staples Center.
The Chicago Bulls could use a nice win after losing six of their last 10 games. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 101.6 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 100.5 points on 42.4 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 22.4 points and 4.3 assists while Pau Gasol is averaging 16.7 points and 10.9 rebounds. Derrick Rose is dishing 4.5 assists and Doug McDermott is grabbing 2.3 rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 78.6 percent from the free throw line. The Bulls are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.9 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls have won five of their last eight road games.
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The Los Angeles Clippers look to stay hot fire after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 104 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 100.5 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Chris Paul is averaging 18.8 points and 9.6 assists while J.J. Redick is averaging 16.1 points and 1.6 rebounds. Jamal Crawford is dishing 2.1 assists and DeAndre Jordan is grabbing 13.7 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 68.9 percent from the free throw line. The Clippers are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.2 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have won eight of their last 10 home games.
The Bulls are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games playing on 2 days rest and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Clippers are 9-2-1 ATS in their last 12 vs. Eastern Conference and 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The favorite is 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings.
The Bulls have proven to be one of the better teams in the league and are starting to get quality play from Rose. While the Clippers are on fire, there's value in taking Chicago and the points.