Chicago Bulls vs Los Angeles Clippers NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Bulls vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction 3/9/2024

The Chicago Bulls (31-32) travel to face off against the Los Angeles Clippers (40-21) on Saturday, March 9th. This game will be played at Arena in Los Angeles and televised on NBCS. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 4:00 ET.

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The Bulls Are Coming Off A Win

DeMar DeRozan scored 33 for Chicago against the Warriors which was the most on the team. His field goal percentage for the game was 52.9%. Nikola Vucevic also added 33 points as the Bulls won the game by a score of 125-122.

Heading into today’s game, the Bulls will be aiming to extend their three-game winning streak. Overall, they are 31-32 and sit 9th in the Eastern Conference. In the Central Division, they are 4th.

Against the spread, Chicago have an above .500 record vs. the spread sitting at 33-29 ATS. The Bulls have been unable to cover the spread in their last two games as favorites, and they hold a 20-16 record against the spread when playing as underdogs.

The Clippers Are Coming Off A Win

The Clippers picked up a win over the Rockets in their latest game, finishing with a score of 122-116. The Clippers managed to secure te win, even though they were behind at halftime 57-44.

In their last five games, the Clippers have gone 3-2 and have an overall record of 40-21. As of now, they are 4th in the Western Conference and are leading the Pacific division.

Los Angeles currently has an ATS record of 31-30, placing them above .500 against the spread. The Clippers maintain an ATS record of 16-16 on the road, while they have a 15-14 record vs. the spread when playing at home.

Bulls Offense Breakdown

In 63 games games, Chicago has an average of 112 points per game (24th).

Heading into their matchup with the Clippers, the Bulls are 24th in the NBA in scoring at 112 points per game. Interestingly, they have actually been better on the road this season, averaging 112.2 points per game compared to 111.7 at home.

Chicago’s offensive style is reflected in their pace, as they are 26th in the league at 97.1 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, the Bulls are 21st in the NBA at 46%.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Bulls are 24th in made threes per game at 11.8. Overall, they are shooting 35% from beyond the arc, which is 21st in the league.

Clippers Offense Breakdown

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Coming into today’s action, Los Angeles is averaging 117.2 points per contest. This figure places them 11th in the league.

At home, the Clippers are averaging 117.5 points per game, which is 12th in the NBA. Overall, they are 11th in scoring at 117.2 points per game. Los Angeles is 6th in field goal percentage (49%) and 2nd in three-point shooting (38%).

So far, the Clippers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 50.8% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 25th in the league at 97.1 possessions per game.

When it comes to free throws, Los Angeles is 7th in made free throws per game (18.7) and 12th in attempts (22.9). In terms of assists, they are 21st in the NBA (25.8 per game).

Bulls Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Bulls defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 44.4% of their games. Currently, they are 13th in the NBA at 113.3 points per game allowed. Opponents are hitting 55.7% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 36.6% of their three-point attempts.

Clippers Team Defense

Coming into the game, the Clippers’ defense has finished two straight games with an increased number of points allowed. Overall, they are 10th in the league at 112.6 points per game allowed. For the season, Los Angeles is ranked 18th in fewest fouls per game. Team’s are averaging 21.4 free-throws per game vs. the Clippers and have an overall field goal percentage of 46.9%.

Key Players For The Bulls And Clippers

In today’s game, we anticipate DeMar DeRozan leading the scoring for the Bulls, contributing 23 points while shooting 8/17 from the field. This season, he is averaging 23.1 points per game along with 4.2 boards.

On the flip side, our predictions place Kawhi Leonard as the leading scorer for the Clippers. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 24 while also collecting 6 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 52.3% and is averaging 24.1 points per contest.

Bulls vs Clippers Trends

  • The Bulls are 2-1 ATS in their three last road games and 3-0 straight-up.
  • In their last ten games at home, the Clippers have a straight up record of 8-2 while going 5-5 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 116 points per game in these contests.
  • In their last three games as the betting underdog, the Bulls have a strong straight up record of 2-1. In addition, their ATS record was 2-1 in these scenarios.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Clippers have gone 2-8 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 5-5.

Bulls vs Clippers Prediction

When looking to get a point-spread pick down in this Bulls vs. Clippers game, our recommendation is to take the Bulls at +8. Despite our model showing the Clippers winning 115-112, we like Bulls as our point-spread pick.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 220.5, and our model projects the Bulls and Clippers to reach a combined total of 227 points. Our bet is on taking the over.

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