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Chicago Bulls at Los Angeles Lakers odds, picks and predictions

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The Chicago Bulls (35-38) and Los Angeles Lakers (37-37) meet Sunday at Crypto.com Arena. Tip-off is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET. Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Bulls vs. Lakers odds, and make our expert NBA picks and predictions.

The Bulls covered the spread as 7.5-point favorites Friday with a 124-96 win at the Portland Trail Blazers. G Zach LaVine scored a game-high 33 points for the Bulls, who have won 4 of their last 5 games.

The Lakers covered as 3.5-point home favorites Friday with a 116-111 win vs. the Oklahoma City Thunder. C Anthony Davis had 37 points and 14 rebounds as Los Angeles improved to .500 on the season and is sitting in the 8th seed in the Western Conference.

LeBron James (foot) has been upgraded from out to doubtful vs. Chicago.

This is the 1st meeting this season between these teams. Los Angeles is 8-2 straight up and 6-3-1 against the spread vs. Chicago in the last 10 meetings and the Over is 5-5.

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Bulls at Lakers odds

Provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 8:17 a.m. ET.

  • Moneyline (ML): Bulls +140 (bet $100 to win $140) | Lakers -160 (bet $160 to win $100)
  • Against the spread (ATS): Bulls +3.5 (-112) | Lakers -3.5 (-108)
  • Over/Under (O/U): 224.5 (O: -108 | U: -112)

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Bulls at Lakers key injuries

Bulls

  • Lonzo Ball (knee) out
  • Alex Caruso (foot) questionable
  • Javonte Green (knee) out

Lakers

  • Anthony Davis (foot) probable
  • LeBron James (foot) doubtful
  • D’Angelo Russell (hip) questionable

For most recent updates: Official NBA injury report.

Bulls at Lakers picks and predictions

Prediction

Lakers 115, Bulls 105

Moneyline

PASS.

The Lakers (-160) have lost the last 2 meetings vs. Chicago but should be able to pull out the win Sunday. However, there is no need to risk more than 1 1/12 times your potential profit on the moneyline when Los Angeles should cover the short spread. Lay the points and/or bet the total instead.

Against the spread

BET LAKERS -3.5 (-108).

The Lakers have beaten up on poor away teams lately and are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. teams with a road winning percentage below .400. The Bulls are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 vs. teams with a losing record and should come back down to Earth after a dominant win at Portland last time out.

Look for Los Angeles to get another important win for its playoff hopes and to cover the short spread vs. a mediocre road team in the Bulls (15-21 straight up).

Over/Under

BET UNDER 224.5 (-112).

The Under is 13-3 in Chicago’s last 16 games after covering in its previous contest and 8-2 in its last 10 after a win by more than 10 points.

The Under has hit in 10 of Los Angeles’ last 12 home games and the Lakers should continue to play well defensively at Crypto.com Arena in hopes of making the postseason.

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