Lakers vs Bulls: NBA Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – January 23, 2021

Posted By Staff 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 tips off at 9:00 PM ET on NBCS-CHI. The matchup has a point total of 227.

The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from DraftKings Sportsbook as of January 23, 2021, 12:41 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

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Injury Report as of January 23

Jared Dudley: Day To Day (Calf),
LeBron James: Day To Day (Ankle),
Kostas Antetokounmpo: Day To Day (Knee),
Anthony Davis: Day To Day (Ankle)

Wendell Carter Jr.: Out (Quad),
Adam Mokoka: Out (Concussion)

Lakers and Bulls Records ATS

  • Los Angeles is over .500 against the spread this season with a record of 9-7.
  • The Lakers have a winning record against the spread when favored by 9 points or more, going 4-2 this season.
  • Los Angeles and its opponents have outscored the set over/under in 37.5% of its games this season (6/16).
  • Chicago has consistently covered the spread this season with a record of 11-4.
  • 10 of Chicago’s 15 games (66.7%) this season have gone over the over/under.

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Head to Head

The Lakers got a team-high 28 points from James on the way to a 117-115 victory over LaVine (38 points) and the Bulls in their last matchup on January 8, 2021. The Lakers were 8-point favorites in the game, but the Bulls covered the spread in the win. The teams scored 232 total points to go over the 221.5-point over/under.

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/8/2021 Lakers Lakers -8 221.5 -339 271 Regular Season 117-115 LAL*
  • 1/8/2021 DNP – Lakers: Anthony Davis, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
    Bulls: Lauri Markkanen

  • Scoring Trends

    • Los Angeles’ games this year have resulted in a higher total score than Saturday’s matchup total (227 points) in 33 out of 16 opportunities (206.2% of matchups).
    • In Chicago’s games this year, the competing teams combined for a higher point total than Saturday’s matchup over/under in 10 out of 15 matchups (66.7%).
    • This season the average total for Lakers games is 220.3 points, 6.7 fewer than the over/under of 227 points for this contest.
    • Bulls’ games have a total points bet of 237.1 points this season, 10.1 points more than the over/under for this contest.
    • The average implied total for the Lakers this season is 116.1 points, 1.9 fewer points than their implied total of 118 points in Saturday’s game.
    • Los Angeles has outscored this matchup’s implied point total (118) 36 times.
    • The average implied point total on the season for the Bulls (117.4) is 8.4 more points than the team’s implied total in this matchup (109).
    • Chicago has scored more than this game’s implied total of 109 points 12 times this season.
    • The Lakers are the NBA’s seventh-highest scoring team (115.1 PPG), while the Bulls allow their opponents the 28th-fewest points per game (119.3) in the league.
    • The Lakers have scored a total of 159 more points than their opponents this year (an average of 9.9 per game), while the Bulls have been out-scored by opponents on average this year (by 23 total points, -1.5 per game).

    Lakers Leaders

    • James leads the Lakers in points and assists. He contributes 24.4 points per game while adding 7.6 assists.
    • James’ PRA prop over/under for the game is set at 42.5, 2.9 higher than his season average of 39.6.
    • Los Angeles is led in rebounds by Anthony Davis’ 9.0 per game.
    • Davis’ rebounding prop over/under for the game is listed at 8.5 boards, 0.5 rebounds less than his season average of 9.0.
    • The Lakers are led by James from long distance. He knocks down 2.6 shots from deep per game.
    • James’ three pointers made prop over/under for the game is set at 2.5, 0.1 shots lower than his season average of 2.6.
    • Davis records 1.3 steals and 1.9 blocks per game, both team-high averages.
    • Davis’ blocks prop over/under for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.4 blocks lower than his season average of 1.9.

    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.
    • LaVine’s points prop total for the game is set at 24.5, 2.7 points less than his season average of 27.2.
    • When it comes to Chicago leaders in rebounds and assists, the team has two players at the top: Wendell Carter Jr. with 8.0 rebounds per game and Coby White with 6.1 assists per game.
    • White’s PRA prop total for the contest is set at 20.5, 6.6 lower than his season average of 27.1.
    • LaVine is tops from three-point range for the Bulls, knocking down 3.4 threes per game.
    • LaVine’s three pointers made prop total for the game is set at 2.5, 0.9 shots lower than his season average of 3.4.
    • LaVine is at the top of Chicago’s steals hierarchy with 1.4 steals per game and Daniel Gafford leads the squad in blocks with 1.3 per game.
    • LaVine’s steals prop over/under for the contest is set at 1.5, 0.1 steals greater than his season average of 1.4.


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