Free NBA Pick: Bulls vs Lakers Lines
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(8-4) Chicago Bulls vs. Los Angeles Lakers (7-5)
Date: Sunday November 20
Time: 9:30PM EST
Venue:Staples Center, Los Angeles California
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
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This matchup features the Bulls traveling to Los Angeles to face the Lakers.
The Bulls have won 4 in a row, while the surprising Lakers have won 3 of 4.
The Bulls won both games last season, and 5 of the last 6 games.
Dwayne Wade’s arrival to Chicago has sparked the Bulls into one of the best records in the East, and they should be a contender to reach the Eastern Conference Finals.
Jimmy Butler has been on a scoring tear the during the 4 game win streak. He is averaging 26 points and 9 rebounds during the win streak. He faces Jordan Clarkson and D’Angelo Russell and should be able to keep this hot streak going.
I expect 30 points and 8 rebounds from the All Star shooting guard.
On the defensive end look for him to hound Russell all night long, forcing turnovers and keeping the Lakers perimeter offense out of sync.
Dwayne Wade has hit double figures in scoring for the last 6 games.
He and Butler have provided a great 1-2 scoring combo for the Bulls, and his ability to still attack the rim will be valuable in this game, as the Lakers are not known for their rim protecting defense.
One key for the Lakers defense will be to allow Wade to shoot the 3-ball, as he is just 2-15 in the last 6 games. If Wade continues to shoot poorly from behind the arc, it could lead to transition baskets for the Lakers in the open floor.
The other big free agent acquisition for the Bulls, point guard Rajon Rondo, has been bothered by an ankle injury the last two games. If he is able to go against the Lakers look for him to have limited minutes, as the Lakers uptempo style will put him at a disadvantage.
Los Angeles Lakers
With a new head coach and an uptempo offensive philosophy, the Lakers have been a surprising team in the Western conference sitting at 7-5. The team has scored 97 or more points in the last 9 games (6-3).
Julius Randle is clearly one of the best young big men in the league. The talented 3rd year man out of Kentucky finished with his second career triple double against Brooklyn on Tuesday night. He had 17 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists.
His ability to run up the floor with the ball in transition, has been a key component to the Lakers offense. He will face a tough Bulls front line that features Taj Gibson, so expect modest numbers from Randle.
Last year’s #2 overall pick D’Angelo Russell has had an up and down start to the season. He will turn in an efficient scoring game one night, then the next game finish 3-10 with a handful of turnovers.
He had the highest scoring performance of the season by any Laker player, scoring 32 against the Nets on Tuesday night.
The Nets aren’t known for their defensive skills, with a roster lacking much talent, but the outburst should be the start of good things for Russell.
He will have Jimmy Butler and Dwayne Wade guarding him most of the game, but I still expect him to get an efficient 20 points and 6 assists.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 18-7-1 in CHI last 26 road games.
- Over is 8-2 in LAL last 10 vs. NBA Central.
- LAL are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 home games.
- LAL are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 Sun. games.
- Under is 17-7 in the last 24 meetings.
- Home team is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
Free Chicago Bulls vs. Los Angeles Lakers NBA Prediction:
The Bulls will put out the victory anchored by their defense.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick:Chicago
NBA Free Score Prediction: Chicago 98 – Los Angeles 93
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