The Chicago Bulls are keeping pace in the Eastern Conference without all-star Derrick Rose. It’s those pesky games against Western Conference teams that have given Chicago headaches. And there are plenty more of those to come.
Following Sunday's 90-81 loss to the Lakers, the Bulls fell to 9-15 SU and 6-18 ATS in non-conference matchups this season. Going back to last year, Chicago is a dismal 7-22 ATS in its last 29 contests with Western foes.
Chicago is in the midst of a three-game Western swing, visiting the Sacramento Kings and Golden State Warriors early next week, before hosting the Denver Nuggets and Portland Trail Blazers. Following Sunday's loss in L.A., the Bulls are just 4-10 SU and 3-11 ATS on the road versus Western Conference teams this season.