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Los Angeles Clippers vs. Chicago Bulls ATS Preview 03/13/18

The Chicago Bulls (23-43) challenge the Los Angeles Clippers (36-29) at United Center. The game can be seen on NBC Sports Chicago at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, March 13, 2018.

The game’s Over/Under (O/U) opened at 224.5 points with Los Angeles set as a 5.5-point favorite.

Los Angeles Clippers at Chicago Bulls Free Prediction

In the Clippers’ last matchup, they topped the Orlando Magic, 113-105. The Clippers knocked down 24 of their 28 free throws (85.7 percent) and had an offensive rebounding percentage of 25.0 (above their season average of 22.9). Tobias Harris played well for Los Angeles, finishing with 21 points and nine rebounds.

The Bulls beat the Atlanta Hawks in their last outing, 129-122. Chicago’s turnover percentage was their largest advantage over Atlanta. The Bulls had a rate of 4.5 (better than their season average of 12.0), while the Hawks posted a mark of 14.1. With 21 points, 10 rebounds and five assists, Bobby Portis played well for Chicago.

Los Angeles appears to have the advantage on the offensive side of the ball. The Clippers currently rank seventh in offensive efficiency, while Chicago ranks 26th in defensive efficiency.

Los Angeles heads into the contest with records of 36-29 straight up (SU) and 36-28-1 against the spread (ATS). Of the Clippers’ 65 games, 35 have finished over the O/U total.

Meanwhile, Chicago is 23-43 SU and 33-30-3 ATS. Of the Bulls’ 66 games, 35 have finished over the total.

DeAndre Jordan and Harris have been playing well over the last five games for Los Angeles. Jordan has averaged 18.8 rebounds, 14.0 points and 1.2 blocks per game. Not to be outdone, Harris has put up 23.0 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.6 steals a game during that span.

This will be the second game of the season between these two teams. In the first, Danilo Gallinari recorded 24 points and nine rebounds and the Clippers defeated the Bulls 113-103, covering as 8-point favorites. The game finished with a total of 216 points, which was just 4.5 points below the projected point total of 220.5 points. Los Angeles did a fantastic job of getting and making free throws (24-28; 85.7 percent). Chicago, on the other hand, had a better turnover percentage (9.4 vs. 11.5).

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Chicago Bulls ATS Pick

Free Prediction: SU Winner – Clippers, ATS Winner – Clippers, O/U – Over


Betting Notes:

On the road, Los Angeles is 20-10-1 ATS with 16 overs and 15 unders.

At home, Chicago is 17-14-2 ATS with 18 unders and 15 overs.

Los Angeles is 11-2 when they allow below 100 points, while Chicago is 6-6.

The Clippers are 34-19 when they reach 100 points, while the Bulls are 21-20.

Los Angeles ranks third in points in the paint per game (50.9) while Chicago ranks 26th (41.4).

The Bulls rank fifth in steals allowed per game (7.0) while the Clippers rank 25th (8.4).

Chicago ranks 13th in fast break points allowed per game (11.5) while Los Angeles ranks last (15.1).

The Clippers rank 11th in rebounds per game (44.0) while the Bulls rank 28th in rebounds allowed per game (45.6).

Chicago ranks fifth in second chance points allowed per game (11.2) while Los Angeles ranks 21st (13.1).

The Clippers rank 14th in blocks per game (4.8) while the Bulls rank 29th (3.7).

Chicago averages 30.7 three pointers per game, which ranks seventh in the league. Los Angeles ranks 21st in three pointers allowed per game (30.2).

The Clippers rank 15th in points off turnovers per game (16.5) while the Bulls rank 26th (14.9).

Chicago ranks 10th in assists per game (23.5) while Los Angeles ranks 21st in assists allowed per game (24.2).

Bettings Trends:

In their last five games, Los Angeles is 2-3 ATS with 4 overs and 1 under.

Chicago is 3-2 ATS with 3 unders and 2 overs over their last five games.

The Clippers’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 8.6, up from 1.3 for the season.

During their last five games, the Bulls have scored an average of 105.6 points per game (2.2 above their season average) and allowed an average of 107.2 points per game (2.2 below their season average).


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