The Clippers don't want to be counted out in the west.

Chicago Bulls Vs LA Clippers Online Betting Preview

Written by on January 29, 2016

A meeting between two of the better teams in the NBA is always something to look forward to, but it gets a little more intriguing when a major story is playing out on one of those teams. That is what is happening with Blake Griffin and the LA Clippers right now, and that team has to find a way to put all the headlines and speculation to bed for 60 minutes when they welcome the Chicago Bulls.

How to bet Chicago Bulls Vs LA Clippers

When: Sunday, January 31, 3:30 PM EST Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California TV: ABC Radio: Thebeast980 Stream: There is very little to choose between these two teams, and the tipping point for some bettors may be how the psyche of the Clippers team will be affected with all that is going on in the background right now. There is, of course, always the chance that they could rise above it all and play great ball. It’s going to be very interesting to see what the odds will be for this one, and we will have them here at as soon as they become available.

Why bet on the Chicago Bulls

The Bulls (26-19) have been a frustrating team to watch and bet on this season, as they have delivered a level of inconsistency that is borderline infuriating. This is a team that seems to play to the level of their opponent, as half of their season wins have come against teams with a record better than .500. Where they seem to fall down is against the teams that they should easily handle, but they may have exorcised that demon a little with a 114-91 win over the Lakers on Thursday night. If they are going to continue to play their best ball against the best teams, then you have to like their chances heading into this match-up with the Clippers. The Bulls are averaging 101.6 PPG, and are giving up 100.5 PPG.

Why bet on the LA Clippers

There is a lot of talk about unrest in the background of the Clippers (30-16) organization, and the conversation now is that Blake Griffin may be moved out once he heals from a broken hand sustained in an altercation with a member of the Clippers staff. To their credit, the Clippers have continued to win through all of this, and are a healthy 7-3 in their last 10 games. The difference between the Clippers and the Bulls is that LA has not played their best ball against teams with a better than .500 record this season, as they are just 8-12 in that category. They are 15-7 at home, though, which is something that definitely plays in their favor. The Clippers are averaging 104.0 PPG, and are giving up 100.6 PPG heading into their Friday night tilt versus the Lakers.

Expert Betting Pick and Final Score Prediction

I believe that this game will be a tight one from start to finish, and it may come down to who gets the ball last in this one. I have the Clippers edging it by the tightest of margins. Chicago Bulls 100 LA Clippers 101