Los Angeles Clippers vs. Chicago Bulls - 11/19/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Bulls (8-4) at Los Angeles Clippers (10-2)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Clippers -6.5 -- Over/Under: 203.5 See the Latest Odds
The Chicago Bulls and the Los Angeles Clippers do battle tonight at the Staples Center.
The Bulls have won five of their last six games and will be looking to build on their current four-game win streak after sneaking past the Jazz in an 85-77 road win on Thursday. Jimmy Butler led the team with a game-high 20 points with 12 rebounds while Dwyane Wade added 18 points as the Bulls beat the Jazz in an ugly game where both teams shot under 39 percent. Doug McDermott missed his second straight game due to concussion while Rajon Rondo sat out with a left ankle sprain. With the win, Chicago improved to 8-4 overall and 4-3 on the road.
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Meanwhile, the Clippers have been on a tear to start the season and will be looking to build on last night's 121-115 road win over the Kings. Blake Griffin led hte team with 29 points with seven assists, JJ Redick added 26 points while Chris Paul had 11 points with 12 assists as the Clippers escaped with the narrow victory after leading by as many as 21 points. In fact, the Clippers went ice-cold in the fourth quarter and had to regroup after their lead was cut to just two points with 2:03 left in the game. With the win, Los Angeles improves to 11-2 overall and 6-0 on the road.
In ATS trends, the Bulls are 4-0 ATS in their last four games overall and 7-2 ATS in their last nine games against a team above .600, while the Clippers are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 home games and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games overall.
Head to head, the Bulls are 2-6 ATS in the last eight meetings, the Favorite is 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings and the Over is 5-2 in the last seven meetings in Los Angeles.
Both the Clippers and the Bulls have been in winning form lately, but I have to give the edge to the Clippers who have looked like the more complete team over a Bulls team who could still be missing their starting point guard in Rondo. Take the Clippers to stay hot and win this one at home.