The Los Angeles Lakers (37-37) and the Chicago Bulls (35-38) link up for a Sunday afternoon tilt. Los Angeles is heading into this contest with some momentum, winners of three straight games. On March 24, the Lakers topped the Oklahoma City Thunder 116-111. Los Angeles is currently tied as the eighth seed in the Western Conference standings. Meanwhile, Chicago has won four of its last five games and sits in the 10th spot in the Eastern Conference.
Tip-off is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. Caesars Sportsbook lists the Lakers as a 6-point favorite in the latest Bulls vs. Lakers odds, while the over/under for total points is 225. Before making any Lakers vs. Bulls picks, you'll want to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from the proven computer model at SportsLine.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Lakers vs. Bulls and just locked in its picks and NBA predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are the NBA lines and trends for Bulls vs. Lakers:
- Bulls vs. Lakers spread: Los Angeles -6
- Bulls vs. Lakers Over-Under: 225 points
- Bulls vs. Lakers money line: Los Angeles -225, Chicago +185
- CHI: The Bulls are 3-0-1 ATS in their last four road games
- LAL: The Lakers are 4-1 ATS in their last five Sunday games
- Bulls vs. Lakers picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why the Lakers can cover
Forward Anthony Davis is such an impactful player on both ends of the floor. Davis is able to consistently score at all three levels while being an outstanding defender. The eight-time All-Star puts up 26.1 points, 12.5 rebounds, and 2.0 blocks per game. He's tallied a double-double in four of his last five games. In Friday's win over the Thunder, Davis had 37 points and 15 boards.
Guard Dennis Schroder is a fast and twitchy playmaker in the backcourt. Schroder has a quick first step and is able to get into the lane with ease. The 29-year-old averages 12.9 points and 4.6 assists per game. On Friday versus the Thunder, Schroder dropped 21 points, six assists, and two steals. It was his 11th game on the season with 20-plus points.
Why the Bulls can cover
Forward Zach LaVine is an explosive and athletic scoring weapon. LaVine knows how to find his spots on offense due to his quick ball handles and reliable jumper. The UCLA product averages 25 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 4.2 assists per contest. In Friday's bout against the Trail Blazers, LaVine dropped 33 points and eight assists.
Center Nikola Vucevic has been a top-tier rebounder and low-post scorer. Vucevic owns a smooth face-up game and can get a bucket at all three levels. The USC product averages 17.7 points 11.3 rebounds, and 3.3 assists per game. The 32-year-old ranks third in the NBA in double-doubles (46). In Monday's game versus thea 76ers, Vucevic finished with 21 points, 12 rebounds, and four steals.
How to make Bulls vs. Lakers picks
SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the total, projecting 232 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in well over 50% of simulations. You can only get the pick at SportsLine.
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