2017 NBA Season: Chicago Bulls vs Los Angeles Lakers November 21, 2017 by Marc Jerbs

On Tuesday, the Chicago Bulls will face the Los Angeles Lakers at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA. Game time is set at 11:30PM ET.

These two teams have underperformed this season as a result of their offseason roster changes. In long term plans, these two teams will contend again in their respective conferences as they have loaded with young players as the core of their teams.

Los Angeles have pinned their future on rookies Lonzo Ball and Kyle Kuzma. Both players have shown numerous glimpse on how they will be great a few years from now. Kyle Kuzma leads the team with 16.5 points per game while Lonzo Ball has earned his 2nd triple-double of the season. As both players logged in minutes and games, the Lakers' future might be on the way up.

Chicago has found a gem with rookie Lauri Markkanen, a 7-foot power forward and leads the Bulls with 15.6 points per game. He has a steady rookie season and reached double figures in scoring in 13 of 14 games. Bulls' coach Fred Hoiberg has all praise for his prized rookie since Lauri Markkanen works hard in their practices and a coachable young player.

The sportsbook handicappers have installed the Los Angeles Lakers as a 5.5-point favorite to beat the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday night.