Angeles Clippers vs Chicago Bulls NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Angeles Clippers vs Chicago Bulls Prediction 3/14/2024

The Los Angeles Clippers (41-23) travel to face off against the Chicago Bulls (32-34) on Thursday, March 14th. This game will be played at United Center in Chicago and televised on NBCS. The Bulls are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Clippers are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Pacers. Tip-off is set for 8:00 ET.

Clippers vs Bulls

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The Clippers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their most recent matchup, the Clippers conveyed a message to the Timberwolves with a score of 118-100. The Clippers were leading the game going into the second half 63-55.

Coming into today’s game vs. the Bulls, the Clippers have a record above .500 at 41-23. Overall, they are 19-13 on the road and 22-10 at home this season.

Los Angeles has an overall ATS record of 32-32 as they come into today’s game. Los Angeles has gone 28-23 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 4-9 when playing as underdogs.

The Bulls Are Coming Off A Win

The Bulls notched a win against the Pacers in their most recent game, concluding with a score of 132-129. The Bulls managed to secure te win, even though they were behind at halftime 62-58.

Coming into today’s games, the Bulls have an overall record of 32-34 and are 1-2 in their last three games. When playing on the road, the Bulls are 16-18 this season, while they are 16-16 in their home games.

Chicago has an ATS record above .500, currently standing at 34-31 against the spread. In their last two home games, Chicago has been unable to cover the spread, and they maintain an ATS record of 16-16 at home compared to 18-15 on the road.

Clippers Offense Breakdown

The Clippers come into today’s game as one of the better scoring teams in the NBA at 116.9 points per game (12th).

So far this season, the Clippers have been one of the most efficient shooting teams in the league. They are 6th in field goal percentage and 2nd in three-point shooting at 38%. However, they are just 27th in pace at 97 possessions per game.

When it comes to scoring, the Clippers are averaging 116.9 points per game, which is 12th in the NBA. Interestingly, they have actually scored more points on the road (117.0) than at home (116.8).

Overall, the Clippers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 53.1% of their games this season. In terms of assists, they are 20th in the league at 25.8 per game.

Bulls Offense Breakdown

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This season, the Chicago offense is ranked 24th in the NBA in scoring at 111.8 points per game.

Despite their reputation as a strong offensive team, the Bulls are just 24th in scoring at 111.8 points per game. At home, they have averaged 111.1 points per game this season.

Chicago has been below the NBA scoring average in 59.1% of their games this season. Overall, they are 20th in field goal percentage at 46% and 21st in three-point shooting at 35%.

When it comes to pace, the Bulls are 24th in the league at 97.2 possessions per game. In terms of assists, they are 25th in the NBA.

Clippers Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Clippers’ defense is giving up an average of 112.7 points per contest. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Clippers are forcing 12.2 per game, which is 10th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 15th in blocked shots at 5.1 per game.

Bulls Team Defense

The Bulls’ defense is presently ranked 14th in the league, allowing an average of 113.7 points per contest. In their previous matchup vs. the Pacers, the Bulls’ defense struggled, giving up a field goal percentage of 52% leading to 129 points.

Key Players For The Clippers And Bulls

The outlook for today’s matchup points to Kawhi Leonard as the primary point contributor for the Clippers, finishing with 24 points while maintaining a 9/17 shooting accuracy. For the season, he has been averaging 23.7 points per game, in addition to 6.2 rebounds.

As for Chicago, DeMar DeRozan is projected to be the primary scorer for the Bulls. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 23, and adding 4 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 47.5% and is averaging 23.4 points per contest.

Clippers vs Bulls Trends

  • Through their last five road contests, the Clippers offense has averaged 105 points per game while allowing an average of 108. Los Angeles posted an overall record of 3-2 while going 1-4 ATS.
  • Although Chicago has a straight up record of 7-3 in their last ten home games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 7-3. The team averaged 117 points per game in these games.
  • In their last three games as the betting underdog, the Bulls have a straight up record of 1-2 and an ATS mark of 1-2.
  • Although the Clippers have a strong straight up record in their last three games as the betting favorite, they have not done as well vs the spread going 1-2.

Clippers vs Bulls Prediction

For a pick on the point-spread in this Clippers vs. Bulls matchup, our bet is to grab the Bulls at +6.5. Even though our projections have the Clippers winning 116-111, we see the Bulls as the play on the point-spread.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 215.5, and our model predicts the Clippers and Bulls to score a combined 227 points. We recommend betting on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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