Clippers vs Bulls Prediction NBA Picks 3/14/24

Chicago Bulls (31-34) vs Los Angeles Clippers (41-23)

Game Info: Thursday, March 14, 2024 at 8:00 pm (United Center)

Betting Odds: Chicago Bulls +4.5 -- Over/Under: 220.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Los Angeles Clippers and Chicago Bulls meet Thursday in NBA action at the United Center. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Los Angeles Clippers vs Chicago Bulls prediction.

Los Angeles Clippers

The Los Angeles Clippers have been in a rut as they've lost five of their last nine games overall and they will be hoping to snap a two-game skid after getting routed by the Timberwolves in a 118-100 loss on Tuesday. Paul George led the team with 22 points on five of 11 shooting, James Harden tallied 12 points with seven assists while Ivica Zubac chipped in with 10 points. As a team, the Clippers shot 47 percent from the field and 11 of 30 from the 3-point line as they stormed out of the gates with 34 points in the first quarter to lead by as many as 22 points, but they couldn't maintain that pace and got outplayed by 63-37 to suffer one of their worst defeats of the season. The Clippers will play against the Pelicans, Hawks, and Trail Blazers after this game.

Chicago Bulls

Meanwhile, the Chicago Bulls have been in decent shape as they've won five of their last eight games overall and they will be eager to keep it going after outlasting the Pacers in a 132-129 overtime road win last night. DeMar DeRozan led the team with 46 points and nine rebounds on 15 of 24 shooting, Alex Caruso added 23 points with seven rebounds and seven assists while Ayo Dosunmu chipped in with 20 points. As a team, the Bullsshot 52 percent from the field and 10 of 28 from the 3-point line as they looked to be in trouble when they squandered a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter, but they made up for it in overtime where they went on a crucial 10-5 run to escape with the gritty road win in the end. The Bulls will meet the Wizards after this one.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Bulls rank 30th in the league for opponent three-point field goals attempts per game this season (39.7).
  • The Bulls rank 29th in the league for opponent three-point field goals made per game this season (14.4).
  • The Clippers rank 2nd in the league for three-point percentage this season (38.6%).
  • The Clippers are one of only three teams to record four or more wins when trailing by a margin of 10+ points after Q1 this season.

Los Angeles Clippers vs Chicago Bulls prediction

The Clippers are still shorthanded with Russell Westbrook still out and they have Kawhi Leonardr and Kawhi Leonard both listed as questionable, while the Bulls are still without Lonzo Ball and Patrick Williams. The Clippers have been well below their best lately as they've been struggling with injuries and they didn't look like themselves in their ugly loss to the Timberwolves on Tuesday, but the Bulls are playing this one on zero days' rest after beating the Pacers last night. This should be a close one, but I'm leaning towards the Clippers to get the job done on the road.

 

Peter’s Pick Los Angeles -4.5

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