Lakers vs Bulls Prediction - NBA Picks 12/20/23

Chicago Bulls (11-17) vs Los Angeles Lakers (16-12)

Game Info: Wednesday, December 20, 2023 at 8:00 pm (United Center)

Betting Odds: Chicago Bulls +4 -- Over/Under: 225.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Los Angeles Lakers need a win after losing 3 of their last 4 games. The Chicago Bulls look for a win after splitting their last 6 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Los Angeles Lakers vs Chicago Bulls prediction.

Los Angeles Lakers Betting Preview

The Los Angeles Lakers are coming off losses to the Spurs and Knicks. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 113.8 points on 48.6 percent shooting and allowing 113.5 points on 45.7 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 25.2 points and 7.6 rebounds, while Anthony Davis is averaging 24.2 points and 12.6 rebounds. D’Angelo Russell is the third double-digit scorer and Austin Reaves is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 76 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game.

Chicago Bulls Betting Preview

The Chicago Bulls beat the Heat and 76ers last week, while also losing a game to Miami. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 109.9 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 113.3 points on 47.3 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 22.2 points and 3.6 rebounds, while Zach LaVine is averaging 21 points and 3.4 assists. Coby White is the third double-digit scorer and Nikola Vucevic is grabbing 10.5 rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.5 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 37.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game.

Chicago Bulls Player Facts

  • Nikola Vucevic ranks 4th in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for rebounds per game (10.5) this season.
  • Coby White ranks 13th amongst qualified players for three-pointers made Per Game (3.2) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Bulls rank 1st in the league for turnovers per game this season (11.9).
  • The Bulls rank 30th in the league for opponent three-point field goals made per game this season (14.4).
  • The Lakers rank 1st in the league for opponent free throw attempts per game this season (18.8).
  • The Lakers rank 2nd in the league for opponent free throws made per game this season (14.7).

Los Angeles Lakers vs Chicago Bulls prediction

The Los Angeles Lakers are the better team and should win this game, but they've been lackluster at best since winning the in season tournament. The Lakers shouldn't have lost to the Spurs, and they should have beaten the Knicks at home. The Chicago Bulls are playing their best ball of the season with wins in 6 of their last 10 games, and they've covered 8 of those games during that span. All of a sudden, the Bulls have life? At home, the value is with the Bulls and the points, even if you're kind of waiting for the Lakers to get back on track and the shoe to drop with the Bulls.

Randy’s Pick Chicago Bulls +4

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