TOM STRYKER’S FREE BASKETBALL SELECTION SUNDAY, JANUARY 10TH
#504 LA CLIPPERS (-11) over Chicago at 4 PM EST
Checking in with a day of rest off that double-digit road loss to the Warriors, the Clippers will flex their muscles when the Bulls visit on Sunday afternoon. Chicago enters this non-conference battle off four consecutive pointspread wins and, off that hard-fought two-point straight up blemish in LA to the Lakers in their previous outing, this will be a difficult encore for head coach Billy Donovan and his kids. Let’s take a peek inside the numbers.
As a favorite in this series, Los Angeles has played extremely well posting a reliable 15-3 SU and 12-6 ATS record. In addition, when hitting the hardwood without confidence off a straight up loss, the Clippers have been in a zone notching a sensational 39-9 SU and 34-13-1 ATS mark in their last 48 games. Provided LA was not favored by -8.5-points or more in its last battle, this team trend explodes to a magnificent 31-6 SU and 29-7-1 ATS.
Technically speaking, this is a tough wagering spot for Chicago. Since 1991, NBA road teams that just covered three straight as a guest in their last three games hold a dismal 8-47 SU and 20-34-1 ATS record provided they take the court off two or more straight up losses. If our “play against” side carries a team won/loss percentage of .250 or better, this NBA system crashes to a miserable 6-27 SU and 9-24 ATS. The Bulls fit the general situation and the negative tightener.
With the Bulls suffering through COVID problems and Otto Porter possibly on the shelf with back spasms, head coach Tyronn Lue’s boys will bounce back in a big way. Take Los Angeles. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.
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