Bulls at Lakers - 1/28/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Bulls (25-19) at Los Angeles Lakers (9-37)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Lakers -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers square off Thursday night at the Staples Center.
The Chicago Bulls need a big victory after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 101.3 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 100.8 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 22.3 points and 4.2 assists while Pau Gasol is averaging 16.6 points and 10.9 rebounds. Nikola Mirotic is grabbing 5.9 rebounds and Aaron Brooks is dishing 2.4 assists. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 78.5 percent from the free throw line. The Bulls are allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.9 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls have split their last 10 road games. Derrick Rose and E'Twaun Moore are questionable.
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The Los Angeles Lakers need a win in order to snap a seven-game losing streak. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 96.3 points on 41.3 percent shooting and allowing 106.2 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Louis Williams is averaging 15.5 points and 2.6 assists while Jordan Clarkson is averaging 15.1 points and 3.8 rebounds. D'Angelo Russell is dishing 3.3 assists and Julius Randle is grabbing 9.6 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 30.9 percent from beyond the arc and 76.9 percent from the free throw line. The Lakers are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.9 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have lost seven of their last eight home games. Kobe Bryant is questionable with a shoulder injury.
The Bulls are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 Thursday games and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Lakers are 7-20 ATS in their last 27 Thursday games and 19-7-1 ATS in their last 27 vs. Eastern Conference. The home team is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
The Bulls struggle to hold leads and pull away. The Lakers are gaining confidence and should be able to hang around at home. I'll take a shot with the points.