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Los Angeles Lakers vs Chicago Bulls 1/23/2021 NBA Picks and Previews

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Los Angeles Lakers vs Chicago Bulls 1-23-2021 NBA Picks and Previews

Los Angeles Lakers vs Chicago Bulls 1/23/2021 – The Los Angeles Lakers managed to bounce back from a tough loss and they hope to get into another winning streak again. This team is now on an NBA Eastern Conference swing and will face the Chicago Bulls next. Both teams are battling it out this Saturday, January 23 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. NBA TV is the official broadcast partner for this match and the online live stream starts at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time at NBA League Pass. The Los Angeles Lakers are coming in this matchup as the heavy favorites by Online NBA Betting against the Chicago Bulls.

Los Angeles Lakers vs Chicago Bulls 1/23/2021

When: Saturday, January 23, 9:00 PM ET
Where: United Center, Chicago, Illinois
TV: NBA TV
Stream: NBA League Pass

Los Angeles Lakers vs Chicago Bulls 1/23/2021 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Los Angeles Lakers -9 (-110) 227 o (-110) -500
Chicago Bulls +9 (-110) 227 u (-110) +375
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Los Angeles Lakers Betting

The Los Angeles Lakers have bounced back from a tough loss against the Golden State Warriors with a very convincing win over the Milwaukee Bucks. That game was won by seven points, 113-106, and it was a statement win by LeBron James against the reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope stepped up during their last game with 23 points and that is what has been going well with the Lakers is the step-up mentality of the players. Anthony Davis did 18 points while Montrezl Harrell came off the bench with 12 points and five rebounds.

Players to watch: L. James SF 16 GP 16 GS 32.6 MIN 24.4 PTS 0.8 OR 7 DR 7.8 REB 7.6 AST 0.8 STL 0.4 BLK 3.6 TO 1.4 PF 2.1 AST/TO 23.99 PER

A. Davis PF 14 GP 14 GS 32.7 MIN 21.1 PTS 1.9 OR 7.1 DR 9 REB 3.6 AST 1.2 STL 1.9 BLK 1.7 TO 1.6 PF 2.1 AST/TO 24.75 PER

D. Schroder PG 16 GP 16 GS 31.1 MIN 14.1 PTS 0.7 OR 3.3 DR 4 REB 4.4 AST 1.2 STL 0.2 BLK 2.3 TO 2.8 PF 1.9 AST/TO 12.09 PER.

Chicago Bulls Betting

The Chicago Bulls are looking good so far winning three consecutive games and it is because they added another dimension to their offense with a healthy Lauri Markannen. The Finnish basketball player finished with 23 points and is just behind Zach LaVine’s 25 markers. Coby White also played well while Garrett Temple came off the bench with 15. This team was without Wendell Carter Jr. during their most recent win and his presence is critical against the big Lakers roster. He is still questionable to play but this is a good test for the Bulls on where they are already.

Players to Watch: Z. LaVine SG 15 GP 15 GS 35.6 MIN 27.2 PTS 0.4 OR 4.5 DR 4.9 REB 5.5 AST 1.4 STL 0.6 BLK 4 TO 2.7 PF 1.4 AST/TO 22.11 PER

L. Markkanen PF 8 GP 8 GS 29.6 MIN 19.4 PTS 0.9 OR 5.6 DR 6.5 REB 1 AST 0.8 STL 0.5 BLK 1.8 TO 2.3 PF 0.6 AST/TO 18.53 PER

C. White PG 15 GP 15 GS 34.5 MIN 16 PTS 0.5 OR 4.5 DR 5 REB 6.1 AST 0.5 STL 0.1 BLK 2.9 TO 2.6 PF 2.1 AST/TO 11.28 PER.

Los Angeles Lakers vs Chicago Bulls 1/23/2021 Betting Numbers

Trends

Los Angeles Lakers

LA Lakers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of LA Lakers’ last 14 games.
LA Lakers are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games.
LA Lakers are 7-0 SU in their last 7 games against Chicago.
Lakers are 10-0 SU in their last 10 games on the road.
LA Lakers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Chicago.
LA Lakers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games this season.
Lakers are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Lakers’ last 6 games played in January.

Chicago Bulls

Chicago is 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chicago’s last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago’s last 5 games at home.
Chicago is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against LA Lakers.
Chicago is 11-2 ATS in their last 13 games this season.
Bulls are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
Chicago is 0-6 SU in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Pacific Division division.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chicago’s last 7 games played in January.

Injuries

Los Angeles Lakers

LeBron James SF Ankle is probable Saturday vs Chicago
Jared Dudley PF Calf is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs Chicago
Anthony Davis PF Ankle is probable Saturday vs Chicago
Kostas Antetokounmpo SF Knee is downgraded to OUT Saturday vs Chicago

Chicago Bulls

Wendell Carter Jr. C Thigh is “?” Saturday vs LA Lakers
Adam Mokoka SG Concussion is “?” Saturday vs LA Lakers
Devon Dotson PG Undisclosed is “?” Saturday vs LA Lakers

Head-to-Head
Los Angeles Lakers Chicago Bulls
9-7-0 Against the Spread 11-4-0
5-11-0 Straight Up 10-5-0
115 Points per Game 118
105 Points Allowed per Game 119
48.62 Offensive FG% 48.05
75.57 Offensive FT% 80.64
40 Offensive 3PT% 38.25
44.9 Defensive FG% 47.96
76.19 Defensive FT% 75.2
33.71 Defensive 3PT% 37.23

Los Angeles Lakers vs Chicago Bulls Betting Picks

The Los Angeles Lakers are just on an advantage in all positions and are expected to dominate the young Chicago Bulls according to Best Sports Book Online. The tandem of LeBron James and Anthony Davis will be too much for the Bulls to handle hence their deep bench.

Moneyline: The Lakers are getting an ML of -500 for this game while the Bulls are +375 if they pull a victory.

ATS: A very wide nine points is between both teams across the spread with the Bulls taking the +9 while the Lakers sit on -9.

TOTALs: It is 227 points on the total for this matchup with the Lakers going over and the Bulls are under.

Score Prediction: 115 – 110, Lakers