The Los Angeles Clippers (28-25) continue their road trip as they travel to take on the Chicago Bulls (23-26) in a matchup on Tuesday night. This will be the first contest of the season between these clubs. Chicago leads the all-time series 68-55, including a two-game win streak over Los Angeles. John Wall (abdominal) is out for the Clippers, with Reggie Jackson (Achilles) and Marcus Morris Sr. (rib) listed as questionable.
Tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET at the United Center in Chicago. Caesars Sportsbook lists the Clippers as a 2.5-point road favorite in the latest Bulls vs. Clippers odds. The over/under for total points is set at 226. Before making any Clippers vs. Bulls picks, be sure to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven computer model.
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- Clippers vs. Bulls spread: Los Angeles -2.5
- Clippers vs. Bulls Over-Under: 226 points
- Clippers vs. Bulls money line: Los Angeles -140, Chicago +118
- LAC: Clippers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest
- CHI: Bulls are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 home games
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Why the Bulls can cover
Forward DeMar DeRozan is an athletic scoring weapon who knows how to attack the defense and create easy looks at the rim. The five-time All-Star has a knack for drawing contact and consistently getting to the free-throw line. DeRozan averages 26.4 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 5.0 assists per game while attempting 7.9 free throws a game. On Sunday, he finished with 32 points and eight assists.
Guard Zach LaVine is a three-level scorer who owns outstanding athleticism. LaVine can glide to the rim easily to go along with a reliable jumper from the perimeter, and the UCLA product has a quick first step to get past defenders. He logs 23.8 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 4.1 assists per game. On Jan. 28, he supplied 32 points and knocked down three 3-pointers.
Why the Clippers can cover
Forward Paul George is an elite scorer from all over the floor who has smooth ball handles and the explosiveness to finish above the rim with ease. The seven-time All-Star selection alters shots due to his long arms and instincts and is averaging 1.5 steals per contest. For the season, George is also averaging 23.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 5.3 assists per night. On Jan. 26, George put up 35 points, four rebounds, and seven assists.
Center Ivica Zubac is a clog in the paint who has solid post moves with a soft touch around the basket. The 25-year-old shows good footwork down low both as a defender when blocking shots and as a rebounder, quickly getting into position to pull down boards. Zubac is eighth in the NBA in rebounds (10.1) with 10.1 points per game. On Jan 28, the 2016 second-round pick had 18 points and six rebounds.
How to make Clippers vs. Bulls picks
SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 236 points. The model also says one side of the spread has all the value. You can only get the pick at SportsLine.
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