The Chicago Bulls travel to the crypto.com Arena to take on the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night.
The Chicago Bulls have been in great shape as they’ve won seven of their last nine games overall and they will be aiming for a third straight victory after taking down the Lakers in a 118-108 road loss last night. Zach LaVine led the team with 32 points on 13 of 19 shooting, DeMar DeRozan added 17 points with six rebounds and 10 assists while Coby White chipped in with 13 points, seven rebounds and six assists off the bench. As a team, the Bulls shot a healthy 54 percent from the field and 14 of 31 from the 3-point line as they leaned heavily on LaVine who barely missed on his way to 32 points. Defensively, the Bulls did a great job of limiting the Lakers’ Anthony Davis to just 15 points.
Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Clippers have been in great shape as they’ve won six of their last nine games overall and they will be hoping to bounce back after getting routed by the Pelicans in a 131-110 loss on Saturday. Bones Hyland led the team with 18 points and seven assists off the bench, Eric Gordon added 15 points on five of five shooting while Russell Westbrook tallied 14 points with five assists. As a team, the Clippers shot 52 percent from the field and 15 of 33 from the 3-point line as they got off to a poor start and were always fighting an uphill battle after allowing the Pelicans to explode for 37 points in the first quarter. Kawhi Leonard has been on fire for the Clippers, but he had a night to forget in this one as he scored just 12 points on four of 16 shooting from the field.
Looking at the betting trends, the Bulls are 4-0-1 ATS in their last five road games, 2-6 ATS in their last eight games against a team with a winning record and 5-1 ATS in their last six games overall. The Clippers are 5-1 ATS in their last six games against a team with a losing record and 4-1 ATS in their last five games following a loss of more than 10 points.
Head to head, the over is 5-2 in the last seven meetings overall, the Bulls are 5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings overall and the Bulls are 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings in Los Angeles.
The Bulls are keeping an eye on Javonte Green who is listed as day to day, while the Clippers are again missing Norman Powell and Paul George. Here we have two in-form teams colliding in what should be a close one, but the Bulls are 4-0-1 ATS in their last five road games and they are also 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings in Los Angeles, so I’ll lean towards the Bulls in this spot.