Bulls vs Trail Blazers Prediction - NBA Picks 3/24/23

Portland Trail Blazers (32-40) vs Chicago Bulls (34-38)

Game Info: Friday, March 24, 2023 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center at the Rose Quarter)

Betting Odds: Portland Trail Blazers -1 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Chicago Bulls and Portland Trail Blazers meet Friday in NBA action at the Moda Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Chicago Bulls are averaging 113.5 points on 48.9 percent shooting and allowing 112.5 points on 46.6 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 25.4 points and 5.1 assists, while Zach LaVine is averaging 25 points and 4.7 rebounds. Nikola Vucevic is the third double-digit scorer and Patrick Williams is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 81.2 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.7 rebounds per game.

The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 114.2 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 116.1 points on 48.7 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 32.2 points and 4.7 rebounds, while Anfernee Simons is averaging 21.1 points and 2.6 rebounds. Jerami Grant is the third double-digit scorer and Jusuf Nurkic is grabbing 9.2 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 80.2 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.1 rebounds per game.

The Bulls are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 road games and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Trail Blazers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 20-8 in Bulls last 28 overall. The over is 5-1 in Trail Blazers last 6 overall. The under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Portland.

The Chicago Bulls are the better, more trustworthy team and them being an underdog is appealing, but they're also hit or miss and not a club I trust on the road. The Portland Trail Blazers have been in terrible form lately, but they are coming off a win over the Jazz, and maybe that's a turning point. The Trail Blazers need to stack wins in a hurry to give themselves a last second chance at sneaking into the play-in tournament. At home, I'll give a slight edge to the Trail Blazers, but there are better options out there on Friday's card.

Randy’s Pick Portland Trail Blazers -1

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