An interconference game awaits in the NBA on Wednesday as the LA Lakers (37-38) visit the Chicago Bulls (36-39) at the United Center. The LA Lakers hit the road with the Western Conference’s ninth-best record, while the Chicago Bulls rank tenth in the Eastern Conference. The LA Lakers are aiming to secure an automatic playoff berth. They are hoping that a win away against the Chicago Bulls will provide them with the impetus to reach the playoffs.
Form Chicago Bulls
Although they just lost 124-112 to the LA Clippers, the Chicago Bulls are still fairly well-off. In their last 10 games, they’ve gone 7-3, and their record in the last five home games is 2-3.
The Chicago Bulls are more of an average side for the offensive side of the game. Entering Wednesday’s matchup, the hosts are averaging 113.4 points per game. In defense, the Chicago Bulls have been nothing out of the ordinary. They’ve limited opponents to 112.4 points per game on average.
While a direct playoff berth appears to be a big ask, all is not over for the Chicago Bulls just yet. They can still make the play-in tournament after 75 regular season games, 36 of which ended in victory.
The Chicago Bulls will be without both Javonte Green and Lonzo Ball for their latest game.
Form LA Lakers
Despite a 108-118 loss against the Chicago Bulls lately, the LA Lakers are on a decent run of six wins in the ten matches. The overall record is 37-38 after their recent setback.
The average points scored by LA Lakers in the NBA this season is 116.4. When playing away from home, the visitors have put up 116.1 points. On the defensive end of the floor, the LA Lakers haven’t had much success shutting out opposing offenses, allowing 116.7 points per game on average and 119.6 on the road.
The LA Lakers may not have secured a direct playoff spot, but hope is not lost! With 37 triumphant victories from their 75 action-packed regular season games, they can still claw their way into the Western play-in tournament.
D’Angelo Russell and Mohamed Bamba are both set to miss the game.
In their last matchup, the Chicago Bulls took a 108-118 win over the LA Lakers. The game took place at the Crypto.com Arena in March 2023. The Chicago Bulls came away with three wins from their past five matchups against the LA Lakers, leaving them with an overall record of 3-2.
The Chicago Bulls tallied 103.4 points on average per game from their ten most recent showdowns against the LA Lakers. The latter managed an average of 103.2 points in comparison.
The Chicago Bulls-LA Lakers odds for Wednesday’s game are available on Bet365.com. They have multiple betting options available on their website.
- Moneyline (ML): LA Lakers (-120) | Chicago Bulls (+100)
- Against the spread (ATS): LA Lakers -1.5 (-110) | Chicago Bulls +1.5 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 226.0 (-110) | (-110)
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Go for the Chicago Bulls to win (2.00) on the moneyline.
The Chicago Bulls are 36-39 SU at the United Center. Their record for the last five home games is 2-3 SU, leaving the hosts 7-3 SU in the last 10 overall. Despite their recent defeat against the Chicago Bulls in a 108-118 loss, the LA Lakers are still tipped to come out on top. They’ve triumphed six times in their last ten encounters with the Chicago Bulls, which gives them -120 odds and an expected chance of 55% of a win on the road.
The Chicago Bulls may be coming off a defeat, confidence should still be high. The hosts beat the LA Lakers 108-118 recently, and with home advantage on their side, they hope to complete a clean sweep.
Against the Spread
Take the Chicago Bulls +1.5 (1.91) to cover the spread.
The LA Lakers open as the 1.5-point road favorites over the Chicago Bulls. Given how closely the oddsmakers have placed the spread, we could be in for a real even-stevens encounter. Expect a one-score game as the last five matches between the Chicago Bulls and the LA Lakers saw an average winning margin of 9.2 points.
The Chicago Bulls are 19-18 ATS at the United Center this season and 36-37-2 ATS overall. Against teams from the Western Conference, the Chicago Bulls have gone 55-49 ATS in recent matchups. They have been successful in six of their last ten games, covering the spread.
The LA Lakers have a 16-18-1 ATS road record for the season, going 36-37-1 ATS in all games. Against teams from the Eastern Conference, the LA Lakers have gone 40-53 ATS in recent matchups. In their last ten games, they have covered the spread five times.
Total over 226.0 (1.91) is how we’d bet on the total.
The last ten showdowns between the Chicago Bulls and the LA Lakers have only produced 206.6 points, indicating that their upcoming duel is likely to be an intensely close match.
For this latest showdown, the total line is available at 226.0. This is 6.4 points higher than the combined 219.6-point average the Chicago Bulls and the LA Lakers put up in their last five meetings. Betting on the Under in the total market returns odds of -110.
The last three Chicago Bulls games went over. Their record for the season is now 33-40 O/U. The total went under in three of the last five home games, averaging 233.4 points. The Chicago Bulls are 5-5 O/U across their last ten games overall.
The LA Lakers are 35-38 O/U against the total this season. Their record on the road is 19-16 O/U. The total has gone under in three of the last five LA Lakers road games, averaging 228.8 points. The Under went 5-5 across the previous 10 matches overall.