Preview: L.A. Clippers At Chicago

When: 1:00 PM  ET, Sunday, March 1, 2015
Where: United Center, Chicago, Illinois
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LAC Edge in: CHI
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The Chicago Bulls look to continue their winning ways when they host the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday. The Bulls have won seven of their last nine, including a 96-89 triumph over the Minnesota Timberwolves, which was their first victory since star guard Derrick Rose was lost to a knee injury. Rose underwent successful surgery on Friday and is expected to return in four-to-six weeks as Chicago hopes to stay ahead of the Cleveland Cavaliers in the race for top spot in the Central Division.  

The Clippers halted a two-game skid with an impressive defensive effort in the 97-79 win over the Southwest Division-leading Memphis Grizzlies on Friday. Los Angeles has dropped five of its last seven on the road, but has had some recent success in Chicago, winning the last four contests at the United Center. The Clippers have lost their last three games against Eastern Conference opponents and hope to turn their fortunes around by avenging a 105-89 defeat to the Bulls on Nov. 17. 

TV: 1 p.m. ET, ABC 

ABOUT THE CLIPPERS (38-21): Chris Paul scored 11 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter to go along with a game-high 13 assists in the win over the Grizzlies. "He was ready you could see that," Los Angeles coach Doc Rivers told reporters. "I don't know who is more competitive in our league but I know he's right up there." Jamal Crawford added 19 points off the bench while DeAndre Jordan recorded 15 points and 22 rebounds to finish with more than 15 boards for the seventh straight game. 

ABOUT THE BULLS (37-22): Jimmy Butler led the way with 28 points and 12 rebounds while Mike Dunleavy knocked down five 3-pointers en route to 21 points in the win over the Timberwolves. "Jimmy has a very high basketball IQ," Chicago coach Tom Thibodeau told reporters. "He did just about everything out there and he guards everyone." All-Star Pau Gasol missed the game with an illness while Taj Gibson hurt his ankle in the first quarter and both players are questionable for Sunday's matinee. 

BUZZER BEATERS

1. The Clippers have won seven of the last 10 meetings

2. The Bulls have won five of their last six games at the United Center

3. Chicago is 16-9 versus Western Conference foes. 

PREDICTION: Clippers 97, Bulls 95

Stats and Records

Team Comparison

  W/L Strk Home Away Day Night Div Conf
L.A. Clippers 38-21 W1 23-8 15-13 5-5 33-16 8-2 25-10
Chicago 37-22 W1 18-12 19-10 2-1 35-21 6-4 21-13

Last Meeting

L.A. Clippers Chicago
Date Away Home Pts Reb FG% Pts Reb FG%
11/17/14 CHI 105 LAC 89 89 40 44.4 105 45 48.8

Player Stats

Previous Matchup
Points Player Total FG% FTM
LAC J. Crawford 24 58.8 3
CHI J. Butler 22 35.3 9
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
LAC D. Jordan 17 5 12
CHI J. Noah 16 3 13
Assists Player  
LAC C. Paul 7
CHI J. Butler 8
Season
Points Player Total FG% FTM
LAC B. Griffin 1313 50.2 274
CHI J. Butler 1195 47.1 361
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
LAC D. Jordan 905 287 618
CHI P. Gasol 730 172 558
Assists Player  
LAC C. Paul 649
CHI D. Rose 254

Quickchart Matchup

L.A. Clippers  Off vs  Chicago Def
106.7 Points For
98.6 Points Against
47.2 FG%
44.1 FG%
42.1 Reb
43.2 Reb
Chicago Off vs  L.A. Clippers Def
101.5 Points For
100.5 Points Against
44.2 FG%
44.8 FG%
43.2 Reb
42.6 Reb

Live Game Odds

Lines History | All Odds
Home over/under
OPEN
-110
-2.5
-110
199.5
Offshore Odds
CarbonSports.ag
-110
2.5
-110
197
Sportsbook.ag
-105
2
-110
197
5Dimes
-103
2
-105
197.5
GTbets.eu
-110
2
-110
197.5
Top Bet
-110
2
-110
197.5
BetOnline.ag
-110
2
-110
197.5
BetDSI
-105
2
-108
198
AllYouBet.ag OFF OFF
BetDNA.com
-114
2
-114
197
Superbook.ag OFF OFF
BookMaker
-105
2
-108
198
Vegas Odds
Westgate Las Vegas Superbook
-110
2
-110
197
Mirage
-110
2
-110
196.5
Station
-110
2
-110
198.5
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Matchup Stats - Full Matchup

L.A. Clippers Overall Chicago
38-21 W/L 37-22
25-34-0 ATS 27-32-0
26-30-3 O/U 27-31-1
106.7 Pts For 101.5
100.5 Pts Against 98.6
L.A. Clippers A/H Chicago
15-13 W/L 18-12
11-17-0 ATS 12-18-0
14-13-1 O/U 18-12-0
105.9 Pts For 102.8
102.8 Pts Against 99.6