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Chicago Bulls vs. L.A. Clippers - 1/25/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
L.A. Clippers at Chicago Bulls
Date & Time Friday January 25, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)
Location
United Center
Chicago, Illinois
The Line
The Line: Chicago Bulls +5.5 -- Over/Under: 221.5
TV Channel
NBCH, FSPT
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The Los Angeles Clippers and Chicago Bulls meet Friday in NBA action at the United Center.

The Los Angeles Clippers could use a win here after losing six of their last eight games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 114.1 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 113.7 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Tobias Harris is averaging 21 points and eight rebounds while Danilo Gallinari is averaging 19 points and 2.5 assists. Lou Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Montrezl Harrell is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 38.2 percent from beyond the arc and 79.3 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.3 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have split their last eight road games.

The Chicago Bulls could also use a win after winning just two games since Christmas. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 101.1 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 111.3 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Zach LaVine is averaging 22.9 points and 4.2 assists while Lauri Markkanen is averaging 17.2 points and 7.1 rebounds. Jabari Parker is the third double-digit scorer and Bobby Portis is grabbing 7.4 rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 78.1 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.6 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls haven’t won a home game since December 21.

The Clippers are 17-5 ATS in their last 22 Friday games, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Bulls are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games and 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Clippers are 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings in Chicago and the favorite is 10-4 ATS in the last 14 meetings. The over is 7-3 in Bulls last 10 overall. The under is 4-0 in Clippers last 4 overall.

The Los Angeles Clippers are starting to play improved basketball their last few games as guys return from injury. The Los Angeles Clippers are also 16-7 ATS this season when a favorite of less than seven points. The Chicago Bulls have been fade material for much of the season, as they're not covering games despite being underdogs most nights, and they're being outscored by an average of 11 points in their last five games, but also 11 points at home this season. This game has to be Clippers and the reasonable chalk or pass. Backing the Bulls isn't an option these days.

Pick:
L.A. Clippers -5.5

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