Free NBA Pick: Clippers vs Bulls NBA Odds
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(36-24) LA Clippers vs. Chicago Bulls (31-30)
Date: Saturday, March 4
Time: 8:30PM EST
Venue: United Center – Chicago, Illinois
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Chicago +1.5
NBA Betting Total: 212
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The Chicago Bulls are coming off a huge win on TNT Thursday night over the Golden State Warriors. Yes, the Dubs are down Kevin Durant at the moment (and for the immediate future), but we’re not about to start feeling bad for a team that has three other All-Stars (not to mention All-NBA players) in the rotation.
Chicago’s win at home was hard-fought and worthy of praise, and it will help them take some momentum into their Saturday night contest with the LA Clippers.
*All statistics, standings, records, rankings and trends are current as of this writing at 6:00 p.m. ET on Friday, March 4.
The LA Clippers are finally healthy. Blake Griffin is back, Chris Paul is back and yet they’re entering this contest having lost three of their last four — the only a 124-121 win at home over the Charlotte Hornets.
Against Chicago, the key is to contain Jimmy Butler and prevent looks at the rim.
As far as Jimmy is concerned, he’s the undisputed face of the Bulls franchise and the go-to No. 1 option.
As far as protecting the rim goes, Chicago is an atrocious three-point shooting team. Defending the rim means the Bulls likely get complacent and start chucking long distance shots because they’re less contested.
If the Clips can force Chicago into that kind of strategy, they’ll have the easy edge in this one.
Chicago enters this contest riding a hot streak beyond just their impressive win over the Warriors.
In their last six outings, the Bulls have dropped just a single contest. That was a 125-107 shellacking at the hands of the Denver Nuggets, but wins over the Toronto Raptors, Boston Celtics, Phoenix Suns and Cleveland Cavaliers more than make up the difference.
Although Chicago appears to be a lock for the postseason, every game still matters. After all, it’s only two games ahead of the eighth-seeded Detroit Pistons and three games ahead of the No. 9 seed Miami Heat.
Moving up in the rankings seems challenging at this point, as the No. 6 Bulls are 3.5 games behind the Atlanta Hawks for seventh.
But not dropping in the standings is just as important as moving up when you’re a team that can’t decide on a regular basis if it’s going to be competitive or not.
This team has motivation to continue piling up the wins, even if the sixth seed appears to be their ceiling.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Clippers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Central.
- Clippers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest.
- Bulls are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- Bulls are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games.
- Bulls are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
- Bulls are 16-5 ATS in their last 21 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
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The Clippers don’t have far to travel (to Chicago) following their Friday night matchup against the Milwaukee Bucks. But this squad is 0-5 in its last five outings on zero days rest.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Chicago ATS
Give this win to the Bulls by a near-double-digit margin.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Chicago Bulls 110 – LA Clippers 102
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