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Chicago Bulls vs Portland Trail Blazers in NBA odds tilt

Portland Trail BlazersChicago Bulls
March 21, 8:00 PM | United Center

Portland Trail Blazers vs Chicago Bulls Odds

31-36TEAM RECORD36-30

The Chicago Bulls host Portland on Thursday, looking to build on their 36-30 mark against the 31-36 Trail Blazers in NBA action at United Center.

The Bulls bring a 36-30 record (29-37 ATS) to the battle against the 31-36 Trail Blazers, who are 31-33-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Chicago go 29-37 so far and the Trail Blazers go 37-30. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Trail Blazers before tip-off in this one found them as 5-point underdogs earlier at Bovada, while the total was sitting at 187 at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 9-rated Bulls and the No. 19-ranked Trail Blazers, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 96-94 result in favor of the Bulls.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 29-ranked offense (92.8 PPG) against a Trail Blazers defense that ranks No. 19 at 99.7 PPG. The Bulls have averaged 43.5% from the field per game, less than the Trail Blazers have managed so far this season (44.9% on average).

Defensively, the Trail Blazers feature the league's No. 19-rated defense on the road, giving up 102.1 points per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 30 in the league in scoring at home.

Portland lost its last outing, a 102-95 result against the Bucks on March 19. The Trail Blazers failed to cover in that game as a 5.5-point underdog, while the 197 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Portland got 28 points from Wesley Matthews en route to a 102-95 loss against Milwaukee on Tuesday at Bradley Center.

Chicago was a 119-118 loser in its last match at home against the Nuggets. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 237 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Chicago got 34 points from Nate Robinson en route to a 119-118 loss at the hands of Chicago on Monday at United Center.

Portland Trail Blazers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Atlanta are 6-4
After playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Indiana are 9-1
After playing Denver are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few Trail Blazers at Bulls trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Portland's last 7 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Portland's last 6 games when playing on the road against Chicago
Portland is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chicago's last 7 games when playing Portland
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chicago's last 6 games when playing at home against Portland
Chicago is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Chicago is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Portland at Atlanta, Friday, March 22
Chicago home to Indiana, Saturday, March 23