The LA Clippers (28-25) travel to the Chicago Bulls (23-26) on Tuesday for a non-conference matchup at United Center. The Chicago Bulls hold the tenth seed in the Eastern Conference after winning 23 of their 49 games, while 28 wins in 53 matches leave the LA Clippers with the fourth seed in the Western Conference. It looks like a match, which could go either way, as not a lot seems to be separating the Chicago Bulls from the LA Clippers. This could go down to the wire before a winner emerges.
Form Chicago Bulls
The Chicago Bulls ended a two-game losing streak last time out by beating the Orlando Magic 128-109. The victory improved their record from the past ten games to 5-5. They are also 4-1 in the last five at home.
The Chicago Bulls are more of an average side for the offensive side of the game. Entering Tuesday’s matchup, the hosts are averaging 114.5 points per game. The home defense has struggled to shut out opponents all year long, allowing 114.5 points per game on average and 113.1 points at United Center.
After last year’s first-round exit, the Chicago Bulls hope to clinch another postseason berth. The hosts have gone 23-26 this season, leaving them with the Eastern Conference’s tenth seed. This will set them up for a spot in the Play-In Tournament as things stand.
Javonte Green, Derrick Jones Jr., Lonzo Ball, and Marko Simonovic are all carrying injuries going into the latest Chicago Bulls game.
Form LA Clippers
Despite a 122-99 loss against the Cleveland Cavaliers in their last game, the LA Clippers are on a decent run of five wins in the six matches. The overall record from the past 10 games reads 6-4 after their recent setback.
The LA Clippers’ offensive game has been one of the best in the NBA. The away offense ranks ninth in the league, averaging 110.7 points per game this season. Defensively, the away team hasn’t been as effective in shutting out opponents recently, giving up 109.6 points in the last five matches and 110.7 points for the season.
Last year, the LA Clippers secured a berth in the Play-In Tournament but failed to advance to the playoffs. This season, however, the visitors have made a brilliant comeback. They’re in a stronger position to make the postseason now, sitting fourth in Western Conference and second in the Pacific Division.
John Wall, Marcus Morris, and Kawhi Leonard are all carrying injuries going into the latest LA Clippers game.
The Chicago Bulls came away with a 135-130 win in their latest encounter with the LA Clippers, which took place at the United Center. The Chicago Bulls came away with three wins from their past five matchups against the LA Clippers, leaving them with an overall record of 3-2.
In the last five matchups at the United Center, the Chicago Bulls offense has put 557 points on board against the LA Clippers defense. To put that into perspective, that’s an average of 111.4 points per game that the home offense has produced on its own turf in this series of late.
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- Moneyline (ML): LA Clippers (-150) | Chicago Bulls (+130)
- Against the spread (ATS): LA Clippers -3.0 (-110) | Chicago Bulls +3.0 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 230.5 (-110) | (-110)
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Take the LA Clippers to win (1.67) for the outright win on the moneyline.
The Chicago Bulls may have been triumphant in their last contest, but their recent performance has been a bit erratic. The hosts have gone 5-5 record in their last 10 games. They now go into their latest game as the +130 home underdogs. Despite their recent 122-99 loss against the Cleveland Cavaliers, the LA Clippers are still expected to come out on top. They’ve won seven of their last ten games against the Chicago Bulls, giving them -150 moneyline odds and an implied probability of 60% of a road win.
Backing the LA Clippers -150 to win outright on the moneyline looks too good to pass up. The visitors have a 7-3 record for their last 10 games in this series and are 28-25 for this season.
Against the Spread
Betting on the LA Clippers -3.0 (1.91) is our favorite play for this matchup.
The LA Clippers open up as the 3-point favorites over the Chicago Bulls, according to the oddsmakers. This implies a tight battle is likely, with a road win possible but not by much. A one-score game anyhow seems to be where the smart money lies, as the last five rounds between the Chicago Bulls and the LA Clippers produced an average winning margin of 8.0 points.
The Chicago Bulls have covered the spread in four of their last five games at home. In their previous ten games, the Chicago Bulls went 6-4 ATS overall and 6-4 ATS in the last ten games at home.
The LA Clippers, on the other hand, have covered the spread in four of their last five games. The visitors have gone 5-5 ATS in their last ten matches, while their record from their last ten road trips is 4-6 ATS.
Take the Total over 230.5 (1.91) for the best over/under bet
The total may have passed the 222-point mark, but it didn’t quite go above 226 points, as the last ten games between the Chicago Bulls and the LA Clippers produced an average of 224 points.
For Tuesday’s game, the total line is set at 230.5. This is 1.1 points less than the combined 231.6-point average the Chicago Bulls and the LA Clippers have put up in their last five meetings.
For betting on the total, consider that four of the last five Chicago Bulls games went under. Betting on the over would’ve paid out as a winning bet in the last three games at the United Center for the Chicago Bulls, who are 4-6 in their last ten home and away matches combined.
On average, the LA Clippers have seen 230.5 points go on board during their past ten matches and 233.8 points in their last five contests on the road. Over was a winning bet in four of the last five road games for the LA Clippers. All in all, they went 6-3-1 in the over/under in their past 10 home and away matches combined.