At 8:00 ET, the Los Angeles Clippers (-271) will face the Chicago Bulls (+217) in a non-conference matchup. The Clippers are currently favored by 6.5 points, and the over/under line is set at 215.5.

Chicago (32-34) is 9th in the Eastern Conference and 4th in the Central Division. Los Angeles (41-23) is 4th in the Western Conference and 1st in the Pacific Division. The Clippers have lost two straight games.

LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS VS CHICAGO BULLS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Chicago Bulls +6.5

This game will be played at United Center at 8:00 ET on Thursday, March 14th.

WHY BET THE CHICAGO BULLS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 114-111 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 50.0% and knocking down 13 threes.

Do the Clippers Have a Shot at a Win at Chicago?

Today, the Clippers are favored by 6.5 points against the Bulls. This season, the Clippers have been favored in 51 of their 64 games and have a record of 38-13 in those games. As the favorite, they have an average scoring margin of +7.4 points per game.

The Clippers have an O/U record of 28-35-1 this season, and the over has hit in their last two games. This year, their games have averaged a combined 229.6 points per game, which is higher than today’s O/U line of 215.5.

Los Angeles is 4th in the Western Conference with a record of 41-23. In their last game, they lost to the Timberwolves by a score of 118-100. The Clippers were favored by 5.5 points in that game, and their ATS record is now 32-32.

Against the Western Conference, the Clippers are 25-17 compared to 16-6 against non-conference opponents. On the road, they have a record of 19-13, and their ATS record on the road is 16-16.

The Clippers’ offense has been one of the best in the league this season, ranking 12th in scoring at 116.9 points per game. When playing on the road, they are averaging 117.0 points per game.

Los Angeles has been efficient from the field, shooting 49% on the season, which is 6th in the NBA. They are also one of the best three-point shooting teams, hitting 38% of their attempts (2nd).

When it comes to pace, the Clippers are 27th in the league at 97 possessions per game. In terms of assists, they are 20th at 25.8 per game.

Coming into today’s game, the Clippers’ defense is giving up an average of 112.7 points per contest. Inside the arc, the Clippers defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 54.1% and 35.9% from three-point territory.

Taking a Look at the Bulls Chances at Home

At 34-31-1, the Bulls have gone over the O/U line in 56 of their 65 games this season. Today’s O/U line of 215.5 is lower than their season average of 222.6 points per game. On average, their games have finished with a combined score of 225.5 points.

Chicago’s last game against the Pacers saw a combined score of 261 points, easily surpassing the O/U line of 228.5. The Bulls won the game 132-129 and covered the spread as 5-point underdogs.

In terms of their ATS record, the Bulls are 16-16 at home and 18-15 on the road. They have failed to cover the spread in their last two home games.

As underdogs this season, the Bulls have gone 15-24 straight-up and 21-18 against the spread. Today, they are 6.5-point underdogs at home. In the Eastern Conference, the Bulls are currently in 9th place and 4th in the Central Division.

When it comes to scoring, the Bulls are 24th in the league at 111.8 points per game. At home, they are averaging 111.1 points per game (26th).

Chicago is 20th in field goal percentage at 46% and 21st in three-point shooting at 35%. Overall, they are 24th in true shooting percentage.

So far this season, the Bulls have outscored the NBA scoring average in 40.9% of their games. They are 24th in pace at 97.2 possessions per game.

So far, the Bulls’ defense is ranked 14th in the league at 113.7 points per contest. Opponents are hitting 56.1% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 36.4% of their three-point attempts.