Chicago Bulls vs Los Angeles Clippers Prediction, 1/10/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Bulls vs Los Angeles Clippers
Date: Sunday, January 10, 2021
Location: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (+12)
STAPLES Center is the site where and the Los Angeles Clippers (6-4) will play the Chicago Bulls (4-6) on Sunday. The odds on this contest have Los Angeles as 12-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 225.5.
The Chicago Bulls took the court against the Los Angeles Lakers and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 117-115 in their last game. Chicago finished the contest having earned a 50.5% FG percentage (46 out of 91) and made 10 of their 26 three-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Bulls made 13 of their 14 attempts for a rate of 92.9%. Concerning pulling down rebounds, they earned 41 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 26 assists in this game while getting 10 steals and 3 blocks. When it comes to defending, Chicago allowed their opponent to shoot 50.6% from the floor on 41 of 81 shooting. Los Angeles earned 21 dimes and had 3 steals in the matchup. Additionally, the Lakers collected 42 boards (10 offensive, 32 defensive) and got 8 blocks. Los Angeles finished shooting 85.2% from the charity stripe by making 23 of their 27 attempts. They also converted 12 of 29 shots from 3-point range.
Zach LaVine is a guy who was a contributor in the game. He ended up finishing with 38 points on 14 out of 22 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 38:23 mins played and totaled 5 boards. LaVine finished shooting 63.6% from the field and distributed 6 dimes. Another guy that came through in this game for the Bulls was Wendell Carter. He totaled 7 boards and tallied 3 assists. He finished the game at 60.0% from the field in the game by going 9-of-15 (23 points). When this game wrapped up, Carter was on the court for 25:15 min.
Chicago steps onto the hardwood with a win-loss record of 4-6 this season. They are turning it over 17.3 times per game and as a team are committing 21.7 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, Chicago is pulling in 43.9 boards per contest and is sitting with 244 dimes on the campaign, which ranks 5th in basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Bulls are connecting on 36.1% on shots from beyond the arc (129 of 357) and 81.1% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 115.0 pts per game (7th in the NBA) while hitting 46.5% from the field. On defense, the Bulls are forcing their opponents into 15.1 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 22.6 personal fouls. The Bulls defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 47.9% (151 of 226) and they surrender 43.2 boards per contest as a basketball team. They are currently ranked 29th in the NBA in giving up assists with 259 relinquished for the campaign. They relinquish 37.8% on 3-point attempts and they rank 27th in the NBA in opponents PPG (120.2).
When they last stepped on the court, the Los Angeles Clippers walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 115-105 when they played the Golden State Warriors. The Clippers corralled 27 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards totaling 37 for this game. They rejected 5 tries while earning 6 steals for this game. The Warriors committed 19 personal fouls in this game which took the Clippers to the charity stripe for a total of 13 shots. They were able to make 11 of those for a rate of 84.6%. When talking about shooting from beyond the arc, Los Angeles made 14 of their 31 attempts (45.2%). When the final whistle blew, the Clippers ended up shooting 40 out of 83 from the floor which had them at 48.2%. The Clippers allowed the Warriors to convert 40 out of their 82 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 48.8% for this contest. They finished shooting 48.8% from distance by hitting 20 out of 41 and finished the game at 15 of 18 at the free throw line (83.3%). Concerning how they cleaned up the glass, Los Angeles permitted Golden State to grab 38 overall (9 on the offensive side).
Paul George was important for the Clippers in the matchup. He knocked down 9 of 13 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 69.2%, which earned him 25 points. George grabbed 4 boards in his 39:09 minutes of time on the court and added 7 dimes in the game. Another guy who came through for Los Angeles was Kawhi Leonard. He walked away with 24 points in his 34:12 mins on the court via 7 out of 17 from the floor in the matchup. Leonard ended up shooting 41.2% from the floor while collecting 4 dimes and 3 boards.
Los Angeles has a win-loss record of 6-4 for the season. On the offensive side of the ball, the Clippers are shooting 47.0% from the floor, which ranks them 11th in basketball. Los Angeles has accounted for 1,100 points so far this season (110.0 per game) and they snag 41.7 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 24.3 times per contest (18th in the league) and they are losing possession via turnover 14.9 times per game. The Clippers are responsible for committing 22.2 personal fouls per game and they connect on 84.6% from the charity stripe. The Clippers on the defensive end are ranked 12th in the league in PPG surrendered with 109.2. They are able to force 14.1 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 46.1% from the floor (17th in the NBA). The Los Angeles defense concedes 35.9% on shots from beyond the arc (132 of 368) and their opponents are converting on 80.0% of their foul shots. They have surrendered 23.2 dimes and 41.4 total boards per game, which ranks 12th and 5th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-12)
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