Lakers vs. Bulls Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Sunday, March 26, 2023

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Lakers vs. Bulls Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Sunday, March 26, 2023

NBA Predictions

LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers (37-37) enter their matchup against the Zach LaVine-led Chicago Bulls (35-38) on March 26, 2023 as a 6-point favorite. The matchup features an over/under of 226.

Lakers vs. Bulls Odds

  • Lakers odds to win: -223
  • Bulls odds to win: +185
  • Spread: Lakers (-6)
  • Total: 226

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Sunday, March 26, 2023 at 3:30 PM ET
  • Where: Arena in Los Angeles, California
  • TV: SportsNet LA and NBCS-CHI

Who Will Win Lakers vs. Bulls?

Lakers and Bulls Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

In games they have played as at least 6-point favorites this season, the Lakers are 6-1-1 against the spread.

When they have played as at least 6-point underdogs this season, the Bulls are 7-4 against the spread.

These teams average 229.8 points per game combined, 3.8 more than the total of 226.

Opponents of these teams have averaged a combined 228.9 points per game, 2.9 more than the over/under for this game.

The Lakers’ average point total in outings this year is 233.1, 7.1 points higher than the total in this game.

The average point total for Chicago this season is 0.4 points fewer than this game’s over/under.

Los Angeles’ ATS record is 36-35-3 this season.

So far this year, the Bulls have compiled a 38-35-0 record against the spread.

Lakers Stats & Insights

The Lakers have a -11 scoring differential, putting up 116.5 points per game (10th in the league) and allowing 116.6 (21st in the NBA).

The Lakers rank sixth in the league at 45.5 rebounds per game. That’s similar to the 45.3 their opponents average.

Los Angeles makes 10.6 three-pointers per game (27th in the league) at a 34.1% rate (26th in the NBA), compared to the 12.6 per contest its opponents make while shooting 34.2% from deep.

The Lakers’ 111.1 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 23rd in the NBA, and the 111.5 points they allow per 100 possessions rank 13th in the league.

The Lakers have been slightly better offensively at home, where they average 116.9 points per game, compared to on the road, where they score 116.1 per game. Defensively, they are much better in home games, where they surrender 113.8 points per game, versus playing on the road, where they allow opponents to score 119.6 per game.

Bulls Stats & Insights

The Bulls score 113.3 points per game (20th in NBA) and allow 112.3 (seventh in league) for a +74 scoring differential overall.

The 42.8 rebounds per game Chicago accumulates rank 19th in the NBA. Their opponents record 43.1.

The Bulls knock down 2.6 fewer threes per game than the opposition, 10.5 (30th in the league) compared to their opponents’ 13.1.

The Bulls rank 20th in the league averaging 111.5 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively are fifth, allowing 109.6 points per 100 possessions.

Chicago scores 114.3 points per game at home, and 112.3 on the road.

Lakers Key Players to Watch

James leads active Lakers players in scoring, tallying 29.5 points per game to go with 8.4 rebounds and 6.9 assists.

D’Angelo Russell is averaging 18 points, 6.2 assists and 3.1 rebounds a game, while Anthony Davis adds 26.1 points, 2.5 assists and 12.5 rebounds per matchup.

Malik Beasley makes more threes per game than any other (active) member of the Lakers, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 2.9 per contest.

Jarred Vanderbilt picks pockets to the tune of 1.1 takeaways per game, while Davis compiles two rejections per contest.

Bulls Key Players to Watch

LaVine puts up 25 points per game and also tacks on 4.6 rebounds and 4.2 assists per contest.

Nikola Vucevic has per-game averages of 17.7 points, 3.3 assists and 11.3 rebounds this season.

LaVine makes 2.8 treys per game.

Alex Caruso’s 1.5 steals and Patrick Williams’ 0.8 blocks per game are important to the Bulls’ defensive performance.

Lakers vs. Bulls Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Bulls (+ 6)
  • Pick OU:

    Over (226)

  • Prediction:
    Lakers 116 – Bulls 114

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