Bulls vs. Lakers NBA Prediction
The Bulls pulled off a small upset on Sunday night at STAPLES Center and will play in the same area on Monday night, only this time against the Lakers as a small road favorite. Will Chicago cash again in this 10:30 p.m. ET tip-off?
549 Chicago Bulls (-1) at 550 Los Angeles Lakers (+1); o/u 216.5
10:30 p.m. ET, Monday, November 15, 2021
STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, CA
Chicago Bulls DFS Spin
Zach LaVine went for 29 points on 11-of-27 shooting (6-of-13 3-pointers) with eight rebounds, two assists, and four turnovers in 38 minutes as the Bulls beat the Clippers 100-90 on Sunday night. LaVine had another explosive scoring night on Sunday as he has done all season long, and though it took him 27 shots to score 29 points, the Bulls will take it given the fact that they were without their all-star center Nikola Vucevic, and another starter in Patrick Williams will likely miss the rest of the regular season. LaVine will be in line for huge sights all season long, so expect his managers to be very happy as long as his thumb injury holds up, which it has up to date.
Los Angeles Lakers DFS Spin
Playing 20 minutes, Rajon Rondo finished Sunday's 114-106 win over the Spurs with one rebound, seven assists and one blocked shot. Rondo missed both of his field goal attempts, but he isn't out there for his scoring "prowess." With LeBron James (abdominal strain) sidelined, the veteran point guard has dished out seven assists or more in each of his last three games. For that reason, and the fact that the Lakers are shorthanded, he's worth considering as a deep-league streamer. However, that represents Rondo's fantasy ceiling at this point.
Bulls vs. Lakers NBA Betting Prediction
The Bulls are off to a 9-4 start against the spread this season, bested by only the Cavs’ 10-3-1 ATS mark for the best in the league. Chicago is covering at a +4.0 differential and are winning by an average margin of 4.9 points per game. The Lakers, meanwhile, have one of the worst cover percentages in the league at 5-9 ATS (35.7%). They’re winning by an average margin of -1.6 and are failing to cover by just over five points per contest. Assuming the Bulls can handle playing back-to-back nights (and why wouldn’t they considering they stayed in town and are playing in the exact same arena they did last night versus the Clippers), then they should cover for the 10th time this season.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: CHICAGO BULLS -1