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Lillard's Trail Blazers Primed to Carve up Bulls' Defense

The Portland Trail Blazers have been one of the best offensive teams in the NBA so far in the young season, but they’ll face off on Tuesday against a team that’s starting to figure it out on defense in the Chicago Bulls.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of the Trail Blazers' last 11 games as a favorite of 3.0 or less.
  • The Bulls are 4-11 SU and ATS in their last 15 games on the road after covering in their most recent road game.
  • The total has gone UNDER in four of the Bulls' last five games against the Trail Blazers.

Oddsmakers initially set the Bulls as 3-point road underdogs with a total of 213.

After topping Atlanta 115-107 last week, Chicago held its next two opponents to under 100 points in back-to-back triumphs over the Miami Heat and Washington Wizards. The Bulls are now 2-3 on the road and are beginning a six-game road trip that will see them battle the two best defensive teams in the Association – the Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Clippers.

The Blazers have only been held to under 100 points on one occasion this year – a disappointing 111-80 setback to the Clippers. Superstar point guard Damian Lillard has backed up his MVP talk by recording seven 30-point outings in the first 11 games. Lillard averaged 25 points in two affairs with Chicago in 2015-16.

Portland hasn’t been getting the job done for sports bettors in Oregon recently. The Trail Blazers are 0-5 ATS in their last five at Moda Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Portland Trail Blazers installed as -5-point favorites in this particular NBA matchup. The over-under betting line for the total number of point scored was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 211.5.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Bulls to win this game 107-106. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Chicago Bulls vs Portland Trail Blazers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Portland Trail Blazers are 7-4 so far on the NBA season, and 4-7 ATS vs the spread betting line. The Chicago Bulls, meanwhile, are 6-4 and 6-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Portland go 8-3 and the Bulls go 4-6 on the total. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Portland vs Chicago injuries news.

The Odds Shark betting Power Rankings have the Portland Trail Blazers at No. 15 and the Chicago Bulls at No. 10 heading into this NBA contest.

Statistical Matchup

In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Portland's No. 29-rated NBA squad against Chicago's No. 2-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Portland rates No. 5 in the league with 10.91 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 24 with 7.5 per outing.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Jimmy Butler went off for 37 points and added 8 rebounds leading Chicago to a 106-95 win over Washington on Saturday at United Center.

Damian Lillard poured in 32 points for Portland on Sunday, as they defeated Denver 112-105 at Moda Center.

Betting Trends
  • Chicago is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Chicago's last 22 games
  • Chicago is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Chicago is 7-16 SU in its last 23 games on the road
  • Portland is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Portland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of Portland's last 14 games
  • Portland is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Utah, Thursday, November 17th
Portland at Houston, Thursday, November 17th