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Los Angeles Lakers at Chicago Bulls Betting Pick – Dec 20, 2023

The Los Angeles Lakers will invade the United Center in Chicago to take on the Bulls on Wednesday. The Chicago Bulls come into the game fresh off a Monday win on the road at the Philadelphia 76ers. The win for the Bulls pushed their season record to 11-17 on the season. That is still on the outside looking in for an Eastern Conference postseason spot. Los Angeles is 15-12, and have dropped to 8th in the Western Conference. The Lakers fell at home to the Knicks on Monday.

The Los Angeles Lakers come into this game as favorites. You can find the Lakers at -5.5 on the road. The total is 224.5.

James Still Sharp for Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers saw LeBron James record his 109th career triple double on Monday, but it was not enough. The Lakers were outscored 33-22 in the third quarter, which was the deciding factor in the home loss. The loss came after the Lakers raised a banner for the in-season tournament title.

James is having another sensational season for the Lakers. James leads the team with 25.2 points per game, and also dishing out 7.2 assists per game. Anthony Davis is second on the team with 24.2 points per game. Los Angeles as a team is scoring 113.8 points per game. 

Los Angeles will head to Chicago for this game, and then visit Minnesota and Oklahoma City before heading back home. The Lakers will host the Celtics on Christmas Day, and then take on the Hornets on December 28th.

White Hot for Chicago

Coby White has been on fire for the Bulls, and kept it going on Monday with 24 points to lead Chicago to a win on the road. The win was the second in three games for the Bulls. White has emerged as one of the top scorers on the team with the loss of Zach Lavine. White is scoring 17.5 points per game.

DeMar DeRozan is the top scorer on the team with 22.2 points per game. LaVine, who has missed 10 games this season, is at 21 points per game. The Bulls as a team are scoring 109.9 points per game.

Chicago is starting a six game home stand. In fact, the Bulls will not play another road game until January 2nd on the road at Philadelphia. During the home stand, Chicago will host the Lakers, Spurs, Cavaliers, Hawks, Pacers and 76ers. The Bulls went 2-1 in their latest three game road trip, and 3-2 playing five out of six on the road.

Chicago over Los Angeles

The Bulls are playing better basketball, and the Lakers are already ready to get back home. Look for this to be a tough road trip for the Lakers. The winter blues are here, and Los Angeles is going to fall into it. The Bulls heat up the United Center in this game. Our final betting pick for this game is the Chicago Bulls over the Los Angeles Lakers. Take Chicago +5.5, and also look at them at +170 on the moneyline!

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