Bulls vs. Clippers Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for January 31 (Chicago Gets Off to Hot Start on Tuesday)
Bulls vs. Clippers Game Info
- Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2023
- Time: 8:00 PM ET
- Venue: United Center -- Chicago, Illinois
- Coverage: NBCS-CHI and BSSC
The 2022-23 NBA season continues on Tuesday with five more games, including a battle between the Los Angeles Clippers and Chicago Bulls. The Clippers rank fourth in the Western Conference with a reliable 28-25 record, while the Bulls check in 10th in the Eastern Conference with a 23-26 record.
Los Angeles saw its five-game winning streak snapped with a 122-99 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday. Meanwhile, Chicago has now won four of its last six games thanks to a 128-109 victory over the Orlando Magic on Saturday. Which playoff hopeful will emerge victorious on Tuesday night?
Bulls vs. Clippers Odds & Spread
- All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Moneyline: CHI: (+130) | LAC: (-154)
- Spread: CHI: +3 (-110) | LAC: -3 (-110)
- Total: 226 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
The Clippers enter this contest as slight road favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 8 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 226 points, which is below average compared to Tuesday's projected totals.
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Bulls vs. Clippers Betting Trends
- The Clippers covered 38 times in 82 chances against the spread last season.
- The Bulls' ATS record as underdogs of 3.5 points or greater was 5-14 last season.
- A total of 40 Clippers games last season went over the point total.
- The Bulls had 40 of their 82 games go over the point total last season.
Bulls vs. Clippers Prediction & Pick
The Clippers were without Paul George and Kawhi Leonard in Sunday's loss, but each player is rested and ready go for Tuesday night. They have combined to score an average of 44.8 points per game on the season and give LA a chance to win on any given night. That's the case at the United Center, too.
It's not even the duo of George and Leonard that should scare the Bulls, though. Chicago has to face off against a defense that allows only 110.7 points per game (No. 3 in NBA) on an opponent shooting mark of 46.7% (No. 8 in NBA). The Clippers rank seventh in personal fouls per away game, too (19.3).
LA is 9-3 straight up in its last 12 games against Chicago, so trust the Clippers to earn a victory.
Final Score Prediction: Bulls: 112 | Clippers: 114
Bulls vs. Clippers Best Bet
The Clippers are one of only eight NBA teams to own a .500 record or better on the road this season and their ability to drain late buckets is a major reason why. Los Angeles ranks dead last in the NBA in first half points per away game (54.1), but ranks third in second half points per away game (58.5).
It makes fading the Clippers in the first half an intriguing bet. After all, LA is 11-17 against the spread (ATS) in the first half of away games. Chicago averages 59.0 first half points per home game and will have a rowdy crowd behind them. Look for the Bulls to hold a halftime lead before falling short later.
Bet: Chicago Bulls +1.5 First Half Spread (-114)
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