Chicago Bulls at Portland Trail Blazers - 11/17/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Portland Trail Blazers (7-8) vs Chicago Bulls (10-4)
Game Info: Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center at the Rose Quarter)
Betting Odds: Portland Trail Blazers -2.5 -- Over/Under: 221 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Chicago Bulls and Portland Trail Blazers meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Moda Center. The Chicago Bulls look for a win after winning four of their last five games. The Portland Trail Blazers look for a win after splitting their last eight games.
The Chicago Bulls are averaging 108.6 points on 46.8 percent shooting and allowing 102.7 points on 44.2 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 26.9 points and 4.1 assists, while Zach LaVine is averaging 25.9 points and 5.6 rebounds. Nikola Vucevic is the third double-digit scorer and Lonzo Ball is dishing 4.6 assists. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 85 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.6 rebounds per game.
The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 109.2 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 109.3 points on 46.5 percent shooting. CJ McCollum is averaging 21.3 points and 4.3 assists, while Damian Lillard is averaging 20.3 points and 4.3 rebounds. Norman Powell is the third double-digit scorer and Jusuf Nurkic is grabbing 11.1 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 76.4 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 38.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.4 rebounds per game.
The Bulls are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Trail Blazers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The under is 18-7 in Bulls last 25 overall. The over is 4-1 in Trail Blazers last 5 overall. The Bulls are 2-7 ATS in the last 9 meetings.
The Portland Trail Blazers are due for a breakout performance at home, but they continue to play hit or miss ball, and they're losing their last five games by an average of six points. Lillard is also still questionable with an injury. The Chicago Bulls continue to win and cover games, and they continue to get disrespect from oddsmakers. The Bulls are winning on the road by an average of 2.9 points and four points in the underdog role. The value here is with the Bulls and the free points.
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Randy’s Pick Chicago Bulls +2.5
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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