Los Angeles Lakers vs. Chicago Bulls - 11/20/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Bulls (8-4) at Los Angeles Lakers (7-6)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 9:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Lakers -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Chicago Bulls invade the Staples Center to take on the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night.
The Bulls have won five of their last seven games but they'll be kicking themselves after losing to the Clippers by 102-95 last night. Dwyane Wade led the team with 28 points, Jimmy Butler added 22 points on five of 18 shooting while Rajon Rondo added nine points with 10 rebounds and eight assists, but it still wasn't enough as the Bulls were outscored by 30-18 in the fourth quarter and made just one field goal in the final 6:30 of the game. The loss snaps a four-game win streak and drops Chicago to 8-5 overall and 4-4 on the road.
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Meanwhile, the Lakers have won six of their last nine games but they'll be looking to bounce back from Friday's 116-107 loss to the Spurs. Lou Williams led the scoring with 24 points on nine of 13 shooting off the bench, Nick Young added 22 points while Jordan Clarkson finished with 20 points but a 39-24 third quarter dominated by the Spurs really spoiled what was a very competitive game for the upstart Lakers. D'Angelo Russell sat out with a sore left knee as the Lakers elected to remain extra cautious with their young point guard so Jose Calderon will remain in the starting lineup if the Lakers decide to sit him again. Los Angeles is now 7-6 overall and 4-2 at home.
In ATS trends, the Bulls are 4-0 ATS in their last four games overall and 4-1 ATS in their last five against the Western Conference, while the Lakers are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 home games and 9-4-1 ATS in their last 14 games overall.
Head to head, the Bulls are 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings, the home team is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings and the Under is 17-7 in the last 24 meetings.
It is still unclear if Russell is suiting up for the Lakers but they've opened up as minor underdogs at home which is just too tempting, especially against a Bulls team playing on the second night of a back-to-back set. I'll take LA with the points in this one.