The Los Angeles Lakers (37-37) play the Chicago Bulls (35-38) as 6-point favorites on Sunday, March 26, 2023 at 3:30 PM ET on NBCS. A 224.5-point over/under is set in the matchup.
How to bet Lakers vs. Bulls
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Chicago Bulls Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 6 points, with sportsbooks listing the Lakers as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Lakers have -227 odds to pick up the win, while the Bulls are listed at +187 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 224.5 points.
Lakers vs. Bulls Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Sunday, March 26, 2023
- Game Time: 3:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: NBCS
- Location: Los Angeles, California
- Arena: Crypto.com Arena
Lakers vs. Bulls Betting Trends
The Lakers have played 74 games, with 36 wins against the spread. Los Angeles has been chosen as the favorite in 23 games this year and has walked away with the win 14 times (60.9%) in those games. Lakers games this year have hit the over 35 times in 73 opportunities (47.9%).
Against the spread, the Bulls are 38-35-0 this year. Chicago has won 41.5% of the games this season it was the underdog on the moneyline (17-24). The Bulls have hit the over 41.1% of the time this season (30 of 73 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Lakers: D’Angelo Russell: Questionable (Hip), Mohamed Bamba: Out (Ankle), Anthony Davis: Probable (Foot), LeBron James: Doubtful (Foot)
Bulls: Alex Caruso: Questionable (Foot), Javonte Green: Out (Knee)
What you need to know about the Los Angeles Lakers
With 116.5 points per game on offense, Los Angeles ranks 10th in the NBA. At the other end of the court, it gives up 116.6 points per contest, which ranks 21st in the league. The Lakers are posting 116.9 points per game this season in home games, which is 0.8 more points than they’re averaging in road games (116.1). On the offensive side of the ball, the Lakers have struggled over their last 10 games, scoring 114.7 points per contest over that span as opposed to the 116.5 they’ve put up over the course of this season.
Los Angeles has been struggling in terms of three-pointers this year, ranking fourth-worst in the NBA in three-pointers made per game (10.6) and fifth-worst in three-point percentage (34.1%). The Lakers are attempting 57.8 two-pointers per game this season, which account for 65% of the shots they’ve attempted (and 75% of the team’s baskets). Meanwhile, they are attempting 31.2 threes per contest, which are 35% of their shots (and 25% of the team’s buckets).
What you need to know about the Chicago Bulls
Offensively Chicago is the 20th-ranked team in the NBA (113.3 points per game). On defense it is seventh (112.3 points conceded per game). In 2022-23 the Bulls are averaging two more points per game at home (114.3) than away (112.3). While the Bulls are posting 113.3 points per game in 2022-23, they have improved that mark in their past 10 games, producing 115.2 a contest.
Chicago is the worst squad in the league in 3-pointers made (10.5 per game) and 11th in 3-point percentage (36.6%). In 2022-23, the Bulls have taken 33.1% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 66.9% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 24.7% of the Bulls’ buckets have been 3-pointers, and 75.3% have been 2-pointers.
Our pick to win this game is the Lakers, and we expect that Bulls will cover the spread (Lakers -6). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 224.5 points.
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