Los Angeles Lakers race for play-in

Los Angeles Lakers race for play-in

The Los Angeles Lakers is still on a race for a spot in the play-in as they seek a win against the Chicago Bulls. Lakers is currently one of the teams in the top 10 of their conference. However, although they are one of the teams at the top 10, they are still unsure whether or not they secured a spot in the playoffs. The Bulls on the other hand is just trying to maintain their spot in the playoffs. They are a team who is likely to participate in the play-in in the playoffs. These two teams are both hoping to improve their places in the standings, seeking for yet another win. Bulls will host this match on March 30, 2023, at 8:00 AM (GMT+8).

This match is their second meeting this season. They first met last week, where it was the hosts who took the 118-108 win. That loss ended the three-game winning run of the visitors, which helped them a lot for the playoffs. The hosts are currently at the 10th in the East, winning 36 of their 75 matches. Additionally, they are doing quite well at home, as they have won 20 of their 37 meetings at home. The visitors on the other hand are at the ninth spot in the West, with 37 wins from their 75 games. 16 of those 37 wins are coming on the road, but they are unfortunate on the road as they have more losses than wins.

Los Angeles Lakers

NBA: Los Angeles Lakers
Photo courtesy of AP

The Los Angeles Lakers are looking to return to winning ways after ending their three-game winning streak with a win against the Bulls. From their last 10 matches, they had six wins and lost to four. On their last match, they were just down by three at the end of the first quarter. However, on the second quarter, they had turn of events as they allowed the Bulls to have a 11-2 run. Due to this, they were down as much as 12 points, and were no longer able to go closer to the Bulls. As they are looking to bounce back, they need to take advantage of their offense as they are at the 10th with 116.4 points per game. In defense, they are the 21st as they allow 116.7 points.

Lebron James and Anthony Davis, who leads the Lakers with 29.3 and 25.9 points respectively are both questionable in this match. Along with them are D’Angelo Russell, and Scotty Pippen Jr. who are also a question here. Mo Bamba on the other hand is out in this game, following his high left ankle sprain.

Chicago Bulls

NBA: Chicago Bulls
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The Bulls on the other hand comes in this game with the same goal as the Lakers, which is to retain their playoff spot. It is just unfortunate that they were not able to extend their winning run, suffering a defeat in the hands of the Clippers. On that match, they actually led by five points after the first quarter. However, they were not able to protect or extend their lead, which results them to lost that match. As a result, they even trailed as much as 22 points in that match, but they got closer to 12. However, the Clippers dominated the Bulls, which eventually resulted with a win for them. The Bulls are the 20th in offense with 113.4 points per game, and the eighth in defense, allowing 112.4 points per game.

When it comes to scoring, the Bulls rely on Zach Lavine and DeMar DeRozan, as they are scoring 25.1 and 24.9 points per game. However, this squad has notable absentees for this match. While Alex Caruso is a doubt in this game, Javonte Green, Lonzo Ball, and Justin Lewis are all absent.


Los Angeles Lakers
Total Under: 113.5
Odds: 0.92

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