Los Angeles Clippers vs Chicago Bulls Prediction, Pick and Preview, March 31 (3/31): NBA

Los Angeles Clippers vs Chicago Bulls Prediction, Pick and Preview, March 31 (3/31): NBA

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Odds
Time 8:00 p.m. EST
Clippers money line +115
Clippers spread +2 (-110)
Bulls money line -135
Bulls spread -2 (-110)
Over / under 221.5
2021-2022 season stats
  Los Angeles Clippers Chicago Bulls
Record 37-39 44-32
Road / home record 16-23 26-10
Streak W1 W1
Points per game 106.84 111.41
Points allowed per game 108.41 110.92
Rebounds per game 43.79 42.37
Rebounds allowed per game 47.21 43.47
Over / under record 36-39-1 35-39-2
Preview

Los Chicago Bulls return home to host the LA Clippers on Thursday night. This is the second time these teams face off this season. The Bulls won the last game 100-90.

LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS

The Clippers have lost 4 of their last 5 games and are 16-23 on the road this season with a 37-39 record overall, ranking third in the Pacific division.  Los Angeles are 7-6 on the road against teams in the Eastern Conference. They're coming from a huge win against the Jazz. Paul George scored 34 points after missing three months with an elbow injury, helping his team rally from a 25-point deficit to beat the Utah Jazz 121-115 on Tuesday night.

Reggie Jackson is scoring 16.9 points per game with 3.7 rebounds and 4.8 assists for the Clippers. Marcus Morris is averaging 14.2 points over the past 10 games for Los Angeles.

In their last 10 games, the Clippers are 3-7, averaging 106.0 points, 40.4 rebounds, 23.7 assists, 7.1 steals and 5.5 blocks per game while shooting 44.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.3 points.

INJURIES: Batum and Morris are questionable.

CHICAGO BULLS

The Bulls have lost 3 of their last 5 games and are 26-10 at home with a 44-32 record ranking second in the Central Division. Chicago is seventh in the Eastern Conference with 33.9 defensive rebounds per game led by Nikola Vucevic averaging 9.3.

DeRozan is averaging 27.7 points, 5.4 rebounds and five assists for the Bulls. Zach LaVine is averaging 24.9 points over the last 10 games for Chicago.

In their last 10 games, the Bulls are 4-6, averaging 104.5 points, 38.8 rebounds, 22.9 assists, 7.4 steals and 3.2 blocks per game while shooting 45.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.5 points per game.

INJURIES: Lonzo Ball is out

BETTING TRENDS

LA Clippers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.

LA Clippers are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games on the road.

Chicago are 4-12 ATS in their last 16 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chicago's last 7 games.

Prediction

The return of Paul George gave the Clippers a huge boost and helped them to beat the Jazz last Tuesday but they still have many injuries and will face the Bulls who are winning the 72% of the time at home. With the Clippers scoring an average of 106 ppg in their last 10 games and allowing 108.49 ppg on the road I think this should be a close game and I expect a low scoring game. Take the Under.

PICK: Under 221.5 (-110)

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