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L.A. Clippers vs. Chicago Bulls - 3/15/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Chicago Bulls at L.A. Clippers
Date & Time Friday March 15, 2019, 10:30 PM (EDT)
Location
Staples Center
Los Angeles, California
The Line
The Line: L.A. Clippers -8.5 -- Over/Under: 229
TV Channel
NBAtv, WGN, FSPT
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The Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Clippers meet Friday in NBA action at the Staples Center.

The Chicago Bulls look for a victory after losing five of their last six games. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 105 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 112.8 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Zach LaVine is averaging 23.8 points and 4.4 assists while Lauri Markkanen is averaging 19 points and 9.1 rebounds. Otto Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Kris Dunn is dishing six assists. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 78.9 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.5 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls have won four of their last six road games.

The Los Angeles Clippers look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Los Angeles Clippers are averaging 114.4 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 113.6 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Lou Williams is averaging 20.3 points and 5.3 assists while Danilo Gallinari is averaging 19.3 points and 5.9 rebounds. Montrezl Harrell is the third double-digit scorer and Landry Shamet is grabbing two rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers are shooting 38.6 percent from beyond the arc and 79.1 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Clippers are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.6 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Clippers have won five of their last six home games.

The Bulls are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games, 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 vs. Western Conference and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Clippers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Bulls are 4-9 ATS in the last 13 meetings and the favorite is 11-4 ATS in the last 15 meetings. The under is 5-2 in Clippers last 7 overall. The over is 11-5-1 in Bulls last 17 overall.

The Chicago Bulls have quietly been a profitable team these last few weeks where they've been money in the underdog role and have even been able to win some of their recent road games. However, the Bulls have fallen off defensively, allowing 50.8 percent shooting and losing their last five games by an average of 11 points. The Los Angeles Clippers have been playing their best ball of the season and are a solid 19-14 ATS at home. This is only the seventh time this year the Clippers have been favored by eight or more points, but with them fighting for a playoff spot and the Bulls defensive issues, this should be a comfortable win for the home team.

Pick:
L.A. Clippers -8.5

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