The Clippers (-329) are favored by 8 points over the Bulls (+257) in a non-conference matchup. The over/under line is currently set at 220.5 points.

Chicago comes into this game on a three-game winning streak, and they are currently 9th in the East. The Clippers are 4th in the West and have a record of 40-21.

CHICAGO BULLS VS LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Chicago Bulls +8

This game will be played at Crypto.com Arena at 4:00 ET on Saturday, March 9th.

WHY BET THE CHICAGO BULLS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 115-112 in favor of the Clippers.
  • Our projections have Kawhi Leonard finishing with Kawhi Leonard points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Clippers finishing with a field goal percentage of 49.4% and knocking down 13 threes.

Are the Bulls Ready for a Win at Los Angeles?

In their last three games, the Bulls have picked up three straight wins. This has helped them move up to 9th place in the Eastern Conference standings with a record of 31-32.

On the road, the Bulls have won four straight games and have a record of 15-17 for the season. Against the spread, they are 17-14 on the road and have an ATS record of 33-29 overall.

In the Eastern Conference, the Bulls are 16-22 compared to 15-10 against non-conference opponents. Today, they are 4th in the Central Division.

This season, the Bulls have been the underdog in 36 of their 63 games. As the underdog, they are 14-22 straight-up and 20-16 vs. the spread. Chicago is currently getting 8 points against the Clippers.

Chicago’s O/U record for the season is 33-29-1, and their games have averaged 225.3 points per game. In their last two games, the final score has gone over the posted O/U line.

In their most recent game, the Bulls defeated the Warriors by a score of 125-122. They were 8.5-point underdogs going into the game and covered the spread. The O/U line for that game was 223.5.

When it comes to scoring, the Bulls are 24th in the NBA at 112 points per game. They have scored 111.7 points per game at home compared to 112.2 on the road. So far, Chicago has outscored the NBA scoring average in 38.1% of their games.

In terms of three-point shooting, the Bulls are 21st in three-point percentage at 35%. They are also 24th in three-point makes per game with an average of 11.8. Overall, Chicago is 21st in field goal percentage at 46%.

When it comes to getting to the free-throw line, the Bulls are 22nd in free-throw attempts at 21.1 per game. So far, they have made an average of 16.8 free throws per game, which is 19th in the league.

At this time, the Bulls’ defense is positioned 13th in the NBA, permitting 113.3 points per game. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Bulls are forcing 11.6 per game, which is 3rd in the league. They also come into the game sitting 17th in blocked shots at 5 per game.

Can the Clippers Offense Score Enough at Home?

In Clippers games this season, the average over/under line has been 230.4, which is higher than today’s line of 220.5. Their games have averaged 229.8 points per game.

Los Angeles has an O/U record of 26-34-1 this season. In their last game against the Rockets, the teams combined for 238 points, surpassing the O/U line of 222.5.

Against the spread, the Clippers are 31-30 this season and have failed to cover in their last two games. At home, they are 15-14 ATS and 27-22 ATS as the favorite.

Looking at their overall record, the Clippers are 40-21 and are currently 4th in the Western Conference. In games against other Western Conference teams, they are 25-16 and 8-5 against the Pacific Division.

The Clippers’ last game was a 122-116 win over the Rockets. They were favored by 6.5 points in that game. In the Western Conference, the Clippers are 40-21 and are leading the Pacific Division.

So far this season, the Clippers have been one of the league’s most efficient offenses, ranking 6th in field goal percentage and 6th in true shooting percentage. They are also 11th in scoring at 117.2 points per game.

When playing at home, the Clippers have averaged 117.5 points per game, which is 12th in the league. In terms of three-point shooting, they are 2nd in three-point percentage but just 20th in three-point attempts.

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

Coming into the game, the Clippers defense has held opposing team’s to fewer points than the league average in 42.6% of their games. Currently, they are 10th in the NBA at 112.6 points per game allowed. Opponents are hitting 54.1% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 35.7% of their three-point attempts.