The Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers meet Sunday in NBA action at the crypto.com Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Chicago Bulls are averaging 113.5 points on 48.9 percent shooting and allowing 112.5 points on 46.6 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 25.4 points and 5.1 assists, while Zach LaVine is averaging 25 points and 4.7 rebounds. Nikola Vucevic is the third double-digit scorer and Patrick Williams is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 81.2 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.7 rebounds per game.
The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 116.4 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 116.8 points on 46.8 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 29.5 points and 8.4 rebounds, while Anthony Davis is averaging 25.8 points and 12.5 rebounds. D’Angelo Russell is the third double-digit scorer and Dennis Schroder is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 77.8 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.6 rebounds per game.
The Bulls are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Lakers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The under is 20-9 in Bulls last 29 overall. The under is 4-1 in Lakers last 5 overall. The Bulls are 4-1-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Los Angeles.
Two inconsistent teams that are playing well down the stretch and making a last second push. The difference is the Los Angeles Lakers are at home, where they win by an average of 3.1 points and shoot 48.2 percent from the field. The Bulls are 7-14-2 ATS as underdogs of 5 or fewer points. Give me the Lakers and the reasonable chalk.