Bulls vs. Lakers Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Lakers are a 5.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 211 points.
Chicago enters with a 3-11 overall and 7-7 ATS after a 113-105 loss at the Suns. Los Angeles is 7-10 overall and 8-9 ATS following a 127-109 home victory over the Nuggets. The two meetings last season went 1-1 straight up and ATS. The over-under also went 1-1.
The Bulls were paced by Lauri Markkanen with 26 points and 13 rebounds in the loss at PHoenix. Kris Dunn contributed 17 points, six assists and six rebounds. Robin Lopez added 16 points and 10 boards. Chicago was outscored 28-21 in the fourth quarter.
In the Lakers' win against Denver, Lonzo Ball recorded a triple-double with 11 points along with 16 rebounds and 11 assists. Julius Randle had 24 points, seven rebounds and five assists off the bench. Kyle Kuzma added 17 points and three assists. Los Angeles led 70-58 at halftime.
Chicago is 5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings. The over is 4-1 in the last five meetings.
Los Angeles looked a lot better at home versus the Nuggets than it had the previous game against Phoenix, also at home. The Bulls are in full rebuild mode and behind where the Lakers currently are with their young core. Take the home team to ride their recent momentum and cover the spread.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: LOS ANGELES LAKERS -5.5