Los Angeles Lakers at Chicago Bulls - 1/23/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Chicago Bulls (8-8) vs Los Angeles Lakers (12-4)
Game Info: Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 9:00 pm (United Center)
Betting Odds: Chicago Bulls +9 -- Over/Under: 227 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Los Angeles Lakers and Chicago Bulls meet Saturday in NBA action at the United Center.
The Los Angeles Lakers look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 115.1 points on 48.6 percent shooting and allowing 105.2 points on 44.9 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 24.4 points and 7.8 rebounds while Anthony Davis is averaging 21.1 points and 3.6 assists. Dennis Schroder is the third double-digit scorer and Montrezl Harrell is grabbing 7.3 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 40 percent from beyond the arc and 75.6 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.9 rebounds per game.
The Chicago Bulls look for another win to build on their three-game winning streak. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 117.4 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 120 points on 47.8 percent shooting. Zach LaVine is averaging 27.4 points and 5.3 assists while Lauri Markkanen is averaging 18.9 points and 7.1 rebounds. Coby White is the third double-digit scorer and Wendell Carter Jr. is dishing 2.4 assists. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc and 80.5 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 38.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.8 rebounds per game.
The Lakers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Bulls are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The under is 11-3 in Lakers last 14 overall. The over is 5-1 in Bulls last 6 overall. The under is 11-5 in the last 16 meetings in Chicago.
The Los Angeles Lakers have the rest advantage, are playing the best ball in the league and are finally starting to cover numbers. However, the Bulls have quietly been one of the more profitable teams in the league this season and they continue to cover numbers in the underdog role. The Bulls aren't that bad of a team and they have the offensive firepower to compete. Oddsmakers continue to underestimate the Bulls and we keep cashing. Give me the Bulls and the points.