January 24, 2014 at 2:07 PM #53132
Qbin Missile CrisisKeymaster
Venue/ Stadium: United Center, Chicago, IL
Time/Date: 8 PM EST Friday, January 24, 2014
NBA Odds From: Bovada
Spread: Bulls -5
Chicago Bulls vs. L.A. Clippers Preview
The Clippers are 25-19 ATS with an O/U record of 24-20 and the Bulls are 19-22 ATS with an O/U record of 17-24.
Chris Paul PG – Jan 23: Out
Darren Collison PG – Jan 23: Day-To-Day
Kirk Hinrich SG – Jan 22: Day-To-Day
Carlos Boozer PF – Jan 22: Day-To-Day
In their last games the Bulls beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 98-87 and the Clippers lost to the Charlotte Bobcats 95-91.
This season the Bulls are 13-8 at home and the Clippers are 11-12 on the road.
The Clippers have won 10 of their last 12 games against the Bulls in Chicago.
Many though the Bulls were mailing in the season when they traded away leading scorer Luol Deng, but they have gotten back in the playoff race winning 3 straight and 10 of their last 12. They also lost Derrick Rose for the season in his first game out earlier this season in L.A. the Clippers crushed the Bulls 121-82.
This game is all about the Clippers and their 5th ranked offense facing the Bulls and their 2nd ranked defense.
The Clippers have lost their last 2 games when facing the solid defensive teams of Charlotte and Indiana.
Darren Collison was playing well after taking over for the injured Chris Paul, but he has struggled as of late only averaging 10.2 ppg on 35.6% in his last 5 games.
DeAndre Jordan leads the league in rebounding and his matchup with Bulls C Joakim Noah will be a good one tonight. Noah has averaged 14.4 rebounds per game in his last 14 games as well as averaging 13.8 ppg.
The Bulls have to play solid D against Blake Griffin, who has shouldered more of the offensive load with Chris Paul out and in his last 26.9 ppg in his last 7 games.
D.J. Augustin and Taj Gibson have been playing well lately and they will have to have a good game on offense tonight, especially if Carlos Boozer cannot go. Boozer is questionable tonight with a calf injury and in his last 2 home games facing the Clippers he has combined for 49 points.
The Clippers are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a S.U. loss, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record, and they have an Over record of 8-1 in their last 9 road games.
The Bulls are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games, and they have an Over record of 5-2 in their last 7 games.
The Clippers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games facing the Bulls.
Jason’s Pick: The Bulls are playing well and they may win tonight, but I think the Clippers will continue to play well in the Windy City and they will cover.
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