Bulls visit Trail Blazers in NBA clash
Chicago Bulls vs Portland Trail Blazers Odds
Chicago pays a visit to Portland on Sunday, hoping to send the Trail Blazers to a loss while also covering the spread in NBA action at Rose Garden.
The Trail Blazers sit at 4-5 (3-5-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Bulls are currently 5-4 (2-7 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Portland is 4-5 OU, and Chicago is 4-5 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
For bettors going with the Trail Blazers in this one, they were listed earlier as 2-point underdogs on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 191.5 for Monday at shops such as 5Dimes.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 12-rated Trail Blazers and the No. 10-rated Bulls in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 99-95 win for the Bulls on Sunday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Portland's No. 7-ranked offense, averaging 100.2 PPG, against a Bulls defense that ranks No. 8 at 93.3 PPG. The Trail Blazers field goal percentage has averaged 43.5% so far, less than the Bulls shooters have achieved on the year, 43.9% per game.
Defensively, the Bulls feature the league's No. 15-rated defense on the road, giving up 97.7 points per game. Portland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 in the league in scoring at home.
Chicago lost its last outing, a 101-80 result against the Clippers on November 17. The Bulls failed to cover in that game as a 6-point underdog, while the 181 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Chicago was crushed on Saturday, getting run out of the gym by Los Angeles and falling 101-80 at STAPLES Center.
The Trail Blazers were a 119-117 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Rockets. They earned a push of the 2-point spread as favorites, while the total score (236) made winners of OVER bettors. The Trail Blazers got a 35-point performance from Nicolas Batum as Portland handed Houston a 119-117 defeat on Friday at Rose Garden.
Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Houston are 6-4
After playing LA Clippers are 6-4
After a loss are 8-2
Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Phoenix are 4-6
After playing Houston are 7-3
After a win are 2-8
A few Bulls at Trail Blazers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chicago's last 6 games when playing Portland
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chicago's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Chicago's last 21 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Chicago's last 10 games when playing on the road against Portland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Portland's last 6 games when playing Chicago
Portland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Chicago
Portland is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Portland's last 10 games when playing at home against Chicago
Chicago at Houston, Wednesday, November 21
Portland at Phoenix, Wednesday, November 21