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Trail Blazers vs Bulls NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Portland Trail Blazers at Chicago Bulls
  • Where: Chicago at United Center
  • Date: Saturday, February 4th
  • Betting Odds CHI -5, POR +171 | CHI -206 O/U 232.5

So far, the Trail Blazers have put together an overall record of 26-26, while going 28-24-0 vs the spread. Portland has posted an average scoring differential of 7.33 points per game across their currrent 3 game win streak.

Portland is going for yet another win, as they previously defeated the Wizards. With the 124-116 victory, they also covered the spread as 4 point underdogs. Portland pulled out the win despite trailing by 18 points in the half. The team was able to trim down the Wizards lead down to 4 heading into the 4th quarter. Leading the team in scoring was Anfernee Simons, as he contributed 33 points while hitting 57.9% of his shots.

So far, the Bulls have put together an overall record of 24-27, while going 27-24-0 vs the spread. Against the spread, Chicago has a mark of 2-1. Straight up, their record is 2-1 in these games.

The Bulls will look to keep things rolling, as they previously beat the Hornets by a score of 114-98. Heading into the game, they were 6 point favorites against the spread, giving them an ATS win. Not only did the team win the game, but they also outscored the Hornets in every quarter. In the win, Ayo Dosunmu led the team in scoring with 22 points on a field goal percentage of 90.0%.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

In last season’s head-to-head matchups, the teams split the season series. In these games, each team won on their home floor. In last year’s head-to-head meetings, the Trail Blazers averaged 114.0 points per game vs Chicago, which was an increase over their season-long average. On the other side, the Bulls also experienced an uptick in scoring during head-to-head matchups, averaging 118.5 points per game vs Portland. Through the last 5 matchups between the teams, Chicago has an ATS mark of 3-2. But, looking at the scoring margin in these games, an average of just 1 points per game separates the teams. Portland and Chicago averaged a combined 227 points per game in these games, leading to an over-under mark of 2-3.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

The Trail Blazers come into today’s game as the 14th ranked scoring offense at 114.5 points per game. When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Trail Blazers are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 97.3 per contest. This deliberate style of basketball has played a role in the unit ranking just 24th in made shots per game.

Defensively, Portland has had its problems giving up an average of 115.11 points per game (27th).

On offense, Damian Lillard leads the Trail Blazers in scoring at 30.7 points per game, placing him 6th in the NBA. Overall, Lillard has hit 46.4% of his shots while accounting for 23.7% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 2nd in points allowed to point-guards. At 21.9 points per game, Anfernee Simons is the 2nd leading scorer for the Trail Blazers. For the season, he is 149th in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting a field goal percentage of 45.4%.

Through 51 games, the Bulls are averaging 114.3 points per contest, placing them 16th in the NBA. Coming into today’s game, the Bulls will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 10.7 made 3’s per game. If Chicago continues to struggle with their outside shot, they may look to start playing with more pace, as they are currently 14th in the league in possessions per game.

Defensively, Chicago has had its problems giving up an average of 112.0 points per game (17th).

Small-Forward DeMar DeRozan currently leads the Bulls at 26.0 points per game. For the season, he is 27th in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 21.0% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, DeRozan is averaging 4.8 boards and 5.0 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 11th ranked defense at defending small-forwards. Zach LaVine enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 47 games, he is averaging 23.4 and is 86th in the league in player efficiency rating.

Trail Blazers vs Bulls Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Trail Blazers +5
  • Free Total Prediction: Under 232.5