|Moneyline||-405 / +320|
|Time||8 p.m. ET|
|TV||NBA League Pass|
We have the NBA’s best team facing off with the league’s best team in a gambling sense.
The Lakers are rolling, but the Bulls are a cover machine. The unstoppable force meets the immovable object. Something has to give.
Los Angeles Lakers
In the words of Tina Turner, the Lakers are simply the best.
Los Angeles entered play on Friday ranked fifth in Offensive Rating and first in both Defensive Rating and Net Rating. The Lakers also lead the NBA in Rebounding Percentage.
Frank Vogel’s team has won 10 of its last 12 games after starting 2-2, and it would be on a seven-game winning streak entering this game if it wasn’t for a sensational second-half comeback by Golden State last Monday.
LeBron James is off to a stellar start to the season, playing just 32.6 minutes per game (would be a career low) but still averaging 24.4 points, 7.8 rebounds and 7.6 assists. His 39.6% mark from 3-point range would be his highest since 2012-13. (Remember those days, back with the Heat?)
Los Angeles started a seven-game road trip through the Eastern Conference with a 7-point win over the Bucks on Thursday night.