Atomic is looking at the man many refer to as GOAT for tonight's action!
Atomic's NBA Wednesday Best Bet #2: Lakers @ Bulls - 3/29
Los Angeles Lakers @ Chicago Bulls (8PM ET)
Lebron James returned from injury in the previous game against the Chicago Bulls & scored a measley 18 PTS which really isn't a ton for Lebron, we saw Pat Bev hit him with the "too small" & I can guarantee you Lebron has been thinking about that this entire time & wants to get his revenge. Lebron is one of the pettiest guys in the League if we are being honest & he remembers a ton obviously this was just a few days ago so of course he does.
The Chicago Bulls only real defender with length for him is Patrick Williams but with Vucevic defending the rim Lebron really has a free lane to attack when he wants I expect him to adjust to how Chicago was guarding him this previous game and make the adjustment as he has had 2 days to watch film its not like this Chicago team has the personnel to actually stop him. Chicago is allowing the #10 most points per game to power forwards over the L30D (+1.81) so positionally we can see they have struggled defending the position it could be because of their lack at size opting to start Demar at the Power Forward position at times, if Bron starts I think Patrick Will also start. We are also just getting a discounted line for Bron he played 30 minutes last game he will not be on a minutes limit this game the Lakers need this win & like I said I know Lebron wants this win against Beverly after all that talking he did last game Caruso/Beverly have done a very good job on defense but they are just too small to guard someone like Lebron despite both being VERY good defenders & Caruso is literally elite on that end while Beverly is a bit older & slower.
We just need Lebron to stay aggressive in this one & looking at the basket like I imagine he will do after an 18 point performance in 30 minutes DLO also probable which could shift a ton of defensive focus from Caruso or Beverly on him coming back from injury with those 2 guards pestering him I highly doubt he is anything more than a high value decoy
LEBRON JAMES O24.5 PTS @ -111
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