It is the second game of a five-game road trip for the Lakers. Los Angeles did not start the trip well as they lost 102-94 at Utah in NBA betting.
Basketball betting favors the Lakers in this game and for good reason. The Lakers lead the season series with the Bulls 1-0 and they have swept the Bulls in the last two seasons. The Lakers have gone 7-3 against the Bulls in their last 10 overall games and have won 7-of-8 basketball betting contests against Chicago dating back to 2005. In Chicago, the Lakers have gone 6-4 in their last 10 games at the United Center. In 23 games, (19 starts) against Chicago, Kobe Bryant is averaging 24.2 points per basketball betting game and he leads the Lakers in scoring again this season.
The Lakers are 7-3 against the basketball betting odds in their last ten games against Chicago. The Lakers have won and covered the NBA betting odds in three of the last five at Chicago. The last three meetings between the two teams have gone over the basketball betting total but the previous seven all went under.
The Lakers have only played five road games this season and they are a very poor 1-4 against the basketball betting odds in those games. Los Angeles is 7th in the league in most points scored as basketball betting stats show and they are also 7th in fewest points allowed so they normally have a chance to win every game.
Chicago has simply been weak in basketball betting this season. They are putrid at home going 2-6-2 against the NBA betting odds. The offense has been very poor, rankings 28th in the league and the defense is nothing special ranking right in the middle of the league. Chicago has lost five of their last six overall and there are not a lot of NBA betting positives for the Bulls. Luol Deng is leading the team in scoring but he is averaging less than 20 points per game. Chicago simply doesn’t have the offensive firepower to match the Lakers in this basketball betting contest. The Bulls are coming off a bad performance against the Celtics as they were blown out in basketball betting, losing by 26 points.