Posted: 11/23/2010 3:21:35 PM
Hi guys, some game info...
Professional sports handicapper Jeff Mattingly previews an
exciting NBA matchup between the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers at the
At the time of this writing, the board is Chicago Bulls +8.5
(1.91, -110) and Los Angeles Lakers -8.5 (1.87, -115)
Chicago continues its circus road trip with a games against
the two-time defending champions at the Staples Center on Tuesday night. The
Bulls are a solid 5-2 versus Western Conference opponents, including a 2-2 mark
on the road. In its last game, the team overcome a double-digit third quarter
deficit, tallying an 88-83 win over the Mavericks. Chicago out-rebounded Dallas
by a decisive 59-34 margin, with forward Taj Gibson and center Joakim Noah
grabbing 18 and 17 rebounds respectively. The squad is 3-2 ATS on the road this
The Bulls have dropped six straight games to the Lakers,
with their last win coming on December 19, 2006 in the Windy City. Chicago is
24-44 on the road against Los Angeles, including a 2-9 mark in the last 11
meetings at the Staples Center. The defense will need to continue its great
play, giving up just 92.7 points a contest over the past six games, going
against the NBA's best offense that scored 112.5 a night. None of it may
matter, as the Lakers have averaged 107.7 points in the last six meetings.
Los Angeles has won four straight games in dominating
fashion by an average of 17.3 points and absolutely destroyed the Golden State
Warriors on Sunday night by a score of 117-89. Center Pau Gasol became the
fifth Laker in franchise history to not miss from the field with a minimum of
10 attempts, totaling a team-high 28 points and pulled down nine rebounds.
"Matt told me, 'Welcome to the club," Gasol said. "I said,
'Happy to be in there'." He joined Barnes and Charles Barkley as the only
players to have at least 20 points, five rebounds and five assists without
missing at least five shots from the field and free-throw line. The team is 9-5
ATS this season.