The surging Los Angeles Lakers will host the Chicago Bulls out at Staples Center this afternoon. It will be a 3:30pm EST start time and the game will air on ABC. Find NBA odds at Oddsmaker sportsbook.
The Lakers are 14-37 ATS in their last 51 games following a S.U. win, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games. The Bulls on the other hand are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games following a ATS loss and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games.
The Lakers like they will inevitably pass the Jazz for the 8th seed out West. They will face a tough test from the stout defense of the Bulls and will likely look to get Dwight Howard going early and often. The Lakers although they had an impressive comeback against the Raptors on Friday still put them in a situation where they had to comeback from 15 down at home against them which is alarming to some.
Chicago is +5.5 in this game and is coming off of some tough road games in OKC and San Antonio who happen to be 2 of the best road teams in the NBA so no fault there. Chicago is still overall a good road team which is why I like them +5.5 on national TV vs the Lakers this afternoon with sportsbook betting.