Bulls vs. Lakers - 2/21/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Lakers (11-45) at Chicago Bulls (28-26)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 8:00 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Bulls -7.5 -- Over/Under: 202.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN, TWC SN, WGN
The Los Angeles Lakers and Chicago Bulls square off Sunday night at the United Center.
The Los Angeles Lakers could use a win after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 96.8 points on 41.3 percent shooting and allowing 106.4 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Kobe Bryant is averaging 17.1 points and 3.4 assists while Louis Williams is averaging 15.5 points and 2.6 assists. D'Angelo Russell is dishing 3.3 assists and Julius Randle is grabbing 10.1 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 31.8 percent from beyond the arc and 77.7 percent from the free throw line. The Lakers are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.9 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have lost eight of their last nine road games.
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The Chicago Bulls haven’t won back-to-back games since early January. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 101.4 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 102.1 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Pau Gasol is averaging 17 points and 10.8 rebounds while Derrick Rose is averaging 16.3 points and 4.7 assists. Taj Gibson is grabbing 7.2 rebounds and Aaron Brooks is dishing 2.4 assists. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 77.6 percent from the free throw line. The Bulls are allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls have lost five of their last six home games.
The Lakers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Bulls are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games and 6-14 ATS in their last 20 games overall. The Lakers are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Chicago.
The Lakers have actually done an impressive job of covering numbers as of late. However, the Lakers are still the Lakers at the end of the day. At home, the Bulls should be able to win this game by double digits.