Los Angeles Lakers vs. Chicago Bulls: 1/23/2021 Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Betting Trends

Written by on January 23, 2021

LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers (12-4) are 9-point favorites against Zach LaVine and the Chicago Bulls (7-8) Saturday, January 23, 2021 at United Center. The matchup begins at 9:00 PM ET on NBCS-CHI. The matchup has an over/under set at 227.5 points.

Betting Information

Lakers vs Bulls Betting Information
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total Odds
Lakers-9-110-110227.5-110-110
Place a bet on Los Angeles Lakers or the Chicago Bulls for Saturday’s game.

Head to Head

Los Angeles has taken seven of its last 10 head-to-head matchups against Chicago. The Bulls have a 2-0 advantage against the spread when squaring off against the Lakers.

Lakers vs Bulls in 2020-21
DateFavoriteHome TeamSpreadTotalFavorite MoneylineUnderdog MoneylineGame TypeResult
1/8/2021LakersLakers-8221.5-339271Regular Season117-115 LAL
11/5/2019LakersBulls-7215-304245Regular Season118-112 LAL
3/12/2019BullsRegular Season123-107 LAL
1/15/2019LakersRegular Season107-100 LAL
1/26/2018BullsRegular Season108-103 LAL
11/21/2017LakersRegular Season103-94 LAL
11/30/2016BullsRegular Season96-90 LAL
11/20/2016LakersRegular Season118-110 CHI
2/21/2016BullsRegular Season126-115 CHI
1/28/2016LakersRegular Season114-91 CHI
  • 11/5/2019 DNP – Lakers: Avery Bradley
  • Lakers Betting Information

    • Los Angeles has been strong against the spread, going 9-7 on the season.
    • When favored by at least 9 points, the Lakers have fared well against the spread, putting together a 4-2 record.
    • Los Angeles and its opponents have covered the over/under in just 6 of 16 games this season (37.5%).
    Bet on the Los Angeles Lakers to win the NBA Championship.

    Bulls Betting Information

    • Chicago has a winning record against the spread, going 11-4 ATS (covering 73.3% of the time).
    • Chicago has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 66.7% of matchups this year (10 out of 15 contests).
    Bet on the Chicago Bulls to win the NBA Championship.

    Over/Under Analysis

    • In 29 of 16 games (181.2%) this year, the Lakers and their opponents have put up at least this matchup’s over/under of 227.5 points.
    • Chicago has played in 10 games this season (out of 15 total matchups — 66.7% of chances) where they and their opponents combined to score at least 227.5 points.
    • The Lakers and the Bulls combine to average 5.4 more points per game than the over/under of 227.5 set for this game.
    • Opponents of these teams have averaged a combined 224.5 points per game, 3.0 less than the point total for this matchup.
    • The Lakers’ average point total in outings this season is 220.3, 7.2 points below the over/under in this game.
    • Bulls games this season have averaged an over/under of 237.1 points, 9.6 more than the point total in this matchup.
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    Lakers Leaders

    • James leads the Lakers in points and assists. He puts up 24.4 points per game while also adding 7.6 assists.
    • Los Angeles is led in rebounds by Anthony Davis’ 9.0 per game.
    • The Lakers are led by James from beyond the arc. He connects on 2.6 shots from deep per game.
    • Davis averages 1.3 steals and 1.9 blocks per game. Both numbers are team-highs for Los Angeles.

    Bulls Leaders

    • LaVine owns the Bulls top spot in scoring with 27.2 points per game and also tacks on 4.9 rebounds and 5.5 assists per contest.
    • Wendell Carter Jr. (8.0 rebounds per game) and Coby White (6.1 assists per game) are the Chicago leaders in rebounds and assists.
    • LaVine makes more threes per game than any other member of the Bulls, cashing in 3.4 treys per game.
    • Nobody on Chicago grabs more steals than LaVine (1.4 per game) or blocks more shots than Daniel Gafford (1.3 per game).
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