Lakers vs. Bulls Predictions For NBA Basketball Odds 1/21/13

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The Los Angeles Lakers and the Chicago Bulls are going to square off in a Monday night NBA betting affair on January 21st. Join us here at Cappers Info, as we make our predictions for basketball for what should be a great game on Monday.

NBA Predictions: Los Angeles Lakers @ Chicago Bulls
Date: Monday, January 21st, 9:30 ET
Location: United Center, Chicago, IL
NBA Betting Odds: Check Back Later
Lakers vs. Bulls NBA TV Schedule: TNT

At least C Dwight Howard got a bit of a rest before this one in the Windy City… The Lakers’ center was ejected before halftime of the loss to the Toronto Raptors, and the club clearly wasn’t able to fight on without him in the loss. Now five games under .500, LA has to fight and fight hard just to get back to a point where it can challenge for a playoff bid. This is a bad matchup for the Bulls, though. They just don’t have the guards to slash into the paint to get Howard and F Pau Gasol into trouble. The Lakers are also one of the teams that can body it up with the big men that are out there for Chicago. The great equalizer to home court advantage? G Kobe Bryant. Bryant is still a man amongst boys out there, and no matter how badly his team plays, he is still out there giving it his all. The fact that LA is an underdog in this game is awfully predictable, but we don’t think that it is justified. Remember that the Bulls are just 5-17 ATS this year at home. They’ve also played three straight overtime games, and all three of them were very physical outings. This is shaping up perfectly to play the Lakers on the road, which isn’t something that we claim to be able to say on just any given day.

Lakers @ Bulls NBA Pick: Los Angeles Lakers
Lakers @ Bulls Score Prediction: Lakers 100 – Bulls 94

Lou Palumbo is the founder and part owner of the Sports Handicapping Community. He's been writing and posting free picks and sports handicapping strategies on the Cappersinfo forums and website for 15 years now. He enjoys handicapping just as much as he did from the very first day he built the original Cappersinfo website.

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