Through 3 Quarters

Down two at the end of last quarter, the Los Angeles Lakers have now snagged the lead. It's anybody's game after three quarters, but Los Angeles is ahead of the Chicago Bulls 86-83.

The Lakers have been led by small forward LeBron James, who so far has 24 points and four assists in addition to nine rebounds. One thing to keep an eye out for is DeAndre Jordan's foul situation as he currently sits at four.

Center Nikola Vucevic has led the way so far for Chicago, as he has dropped a double-double on 17 points and 11 boards.

Who's Playing

Los Angeles @ Chicago

Current Records: Los Angeles 16-14; Chicago 17-10

What to Know

The Chicago Bulls will be returning home after a two-game road trip. They will take on the Los Angeles Lakers at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday at United Center after having had a few days off. Neither Chicago nor Los Angeles could muster much offensive firepower in their last games, so look to the defense to decide this one.

The Bulls have to be hurting after a devastating 118-92 defeat at the hands of the Miami Heat last week. Shooting guard Zach LaVine put forth a good effort for the losing side as he shot 7-for-11 from beyond the arc and finished with 33 points and seven boards.

Meanwhile, the contest between the Lakers and the Minnesota Timberwolves this past Friday was not a total blowout, but with Los Angeles falling 110-92 on the road, it was darn close to turning into one. Los Angeles was down 85-65 at the end of the third quarter, which was just too much to recover from. Shooting guard Wayne Ellington wasn't much of a difference maker for Los Angeles; Ellington played for 29 minutes but put up just eight points.

The Bulls are the favorite in this one, with an expected 7-point margin of victory. They have been consistent moneymakers against the spread when favored (12-5), so they might be worth a quick bet.

With the two teams each stumbling in off of a loss, both will be hungry for the victory. Check back to see which squad is able to work their way into the win column.

How To Watch

  • When: Sunday at 8 p.m. ET
  • Where: United Center -- Chicago, Illinois
  • TV: NBC Sports Chicago
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $231.15

Odds

The Bulls are a solid 7-point favorite against the Lakers, according to the latest NBA odds.

The line has drifted a bit towards the Bulls, as the game opened with the Bulls as a 4.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Los Angeles have won eight out of their last 12 games against Chicago.

  • Nov 15, 2021 - Chicago 121 vs. Los Angeles 103
  • Jan 23, 2021 - Los Angeles 101 vs. Chicago 90
  • Jan 08, 2021 - Los Angeles 117 vs. Chicago 115
  • Nov 05, 2019 - Los Angeles 118 vs. Chicago 112
  • Mar 12, 2019 - Los Angeles 123 vs. Chicago 107
  • Jan 15, 2019 - Los Angeles 107 vs. Chicago 100
  • Jan 26, 2018 - Los Angeles 108 vs. Chicago 103
  • Nov 21, 2017 - Los Angeles 103 vs. Chicago 94
  • Nov 30, 2016 - Los Angeles 96 vs. Chicago 90
  • Nov 20, 2016 - Chicago 118 vs. Los Angeles 110
  • Feb 21, 2016 - Chicago 126 vs. Los Angeles 115
  • Jan 28, 2016 - Chicago 114 vs. Los Angeles 91

Injury Report for Chicago

  • Matt Thomas: Out (Covid-19)
  • Troy Brown Jr.: Out (Covid-19)
  • Zach LaVine: Out (Covid-19)
  • Alize Johnson: Out (Covid-19)
  • Ayo Dosunmu: Out (Covid-19)
  • Patrick Williams: Out (Wrist)

Injury Report for Los Angeles

  • LeBron James: Game-Time Decision (Abdomen)
  • Malik Monk: Out (Covid-19)
  • Dwight Howard: Out (Covid-19)
  • Talen Horton-Tucker: Out (Covid-19)
  • Austin Reaves: Out (Covid-19)
  • Avery Bradley: Out (Covid-19)
  • Kent Bazemore: Out (Covid-19)
  • Kendrick Nunn: Out (Knee)
  • Anthony Davis: Out (Knee)