Bulls vs. Lakers Point Spread: NBA Odds, Prediction
NBA Point Spread and Betting Analysis
Virtually every one of the stats are awful to the Bulls. They’ve lost eight straight and they are up on your way. Chicago is 3-7 against the spread (ATS) in their last 10 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game and 3-11-1 ATS in the last 15 against teams from the NBA Pacific Division. The Bulls are 1-4 ATS in their last five matches against the Western Alliance.
The Lakers are 14-9 up at home but have covered in only nine of these matches. They’re 4-10 ATS in non-conference games and 7-16 ATS when facing a team with a losing record. That is ugly.
The Bulls have dropped all the last seven, giving up at least 117 points in four of these games. This group has a listless defence that cannot stop anybody. Even though they allow 111.0 points per game on the season (17th), they’ve allowed an average of 126.7 in their past three. That comes with a beat down at the hands of this Golden State Warriors, who also scored 146 points against this team.
The Bulls have appeared utterly lost since coach Jim Boylen took over the group from newly fired head coach Fred Hoiberg. The gamers do not like his style and have had run-ins with him. Oddly enough, though the front office just gave Boylen an extension and a rise. The team is merely 5-14 beneath Boylen.
Los Angeles Lakers
The Lakers are without LeBron James right now but they can not pin all of their issues on his lack. They had been 17-10 at one stage this season and are only 6-13 since. He has been out since Christmas Day but the Lakers decline started while he was there. More recently, this team has dropped five of their past seven and seven of 10.
The Lakers offence has disappeared without James in the lineup since they’re averaging just 107.3 points per game over their last 15 contests (23rd at the NBA). That’s a huge dip from the 121.0 that they averaged in October (third in the NBA).
The concern is that this is a very disjointed roster and players aren’t developing. Kyle Kuzma is enjoying good but Lonzo Ball is donating just 9.4 points per game while shooting 36.2percent from the area this month. JaVale McGee averaged 15.5 points per game in October but is down to only 8.4 in January. And Brandon Ingram remains a bit inconsistent as he has scored 17 or more four times this month but scored 15 or less at another three games. Insert in that Josh Hart has just 17 points in total in the previous 3 games and lots of the fingers start pointing towards Walton that he can’t create the young players on this roster. The fantastic news is that the Bulls are a bigger wreck and the Lakers should take care of business in this area.