Sunday was a tough one for the Los Angeles Clippers, but outside of that 122-99 loss to Cleveland, they’ve been rolling.
Prior to Sunday, they had ripped off five straight wins and now sit at 28-25, which is somehow good enough for the fourth seed in the Western Conference.
They’ll look to get back into the win column against the under .500 Chicago Bulls today. It looks like everyone is going to play, but when it comes to Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, until that ball is tipped, you never really can say for sure.
Let’s get into the odds for the Clippers and Bulls in Chicago.
Clippers vs. Bulls odds, spread and total
Clippers vs. Bulls prediction and pick
The Bulls are 23-26 and last time out they beat the Magic, 128-109 with 32 points from DeMar DeRozen and Zach LaVine. Between those two, the Bulls might lead the league in capital letters in the middle of names.
They don’t really lead the league in much else though. The 10th seed in the east is 22nd in offensive rating, 12th in defensive rating, 12th in effective field goal percentage. They’re a very middle of the pack team and if the Clippers are at full strength, they should win this one.
The only issue is, I never trust the Clippers to be at full strength. Reggie Jackson is questionable tonight and Kawhi and Paul George are both listed as probable.
Over the Clippers last six games, they’re 5-1, but they’ve done it with the best offensive rating in the NBA, but the 22nd best defensive rating. This team for the season is 23rd and 11th in those categories, so this flip has thrown off Vegas on their totals. The over is 4-0 in their last four and that’ll be our play tonight.
LaVine and DeRozan will be tough for the Clippers to slow down on the wing because Kawhi and George are not the defenders that they once were.
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