Bulls vs Trail Blazers Prediction NBA Picks 1/28/24

Portland Trail Blazers (13-32) vs Chicago Bulls (21-25)

Game Info: Sunday, January 28, 2024 at 9:00 pm (Moda Center at the Rose Quarter)

Betting Odds: Portland Trail Blazers +6.5 -- Over/Under: 215.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Chicago Bulls look for a win after splitting their last 8 games. The Portland Trail Blazers need a win after losing 7 of their last 10 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Chicago Bulls vs Portland Trail Blazers prediction.

Chicago Bulls Betting Preview

The Chicago Bulls are coming off losses to the Suns and Lakers. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 111.1 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 112.7 points on 47 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 22.1 points and 4 rebounds, while Zach LaVine is averaging 19.5 points and 3.9 assists. Coby White is the third double-digit scorer and Nikola Vucevic is grabbing 10.6 rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78.9 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game. The Bulls will play against the Raptors after this game.

Chicago Bulls Player Facts

  • Nikola Vucevic ranks 3rd in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for rebounds per game (10.6) this season.
  • Alex Caruso ranks T6th in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for steals per game (1.3) this season.

Portland Trail Blazers Betting Preview

The Portland Trail Blazers recently lost to the Thunder and Spurs, while beating the Rockets. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 108.1 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 117.2 points on 49.6 percent shooting. Anfernee Simons is averaging 23.7 points and 3.4 rebounds, while Jerami Grant is averaging 21.1 points and 3.6 rebounds. Shaedon Sharpe is the third double-digit scorer and Malcolm Brogdon is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.6 rebounds per game.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Trail Blazers rank 30th in the league for assists per game this season (22.5).
  • The Trail Blazers rank 30th in the league for opponent steals per game this season (8.9).
  • The Bulls ranks 30th in the league for pace this season (96.2).
  • The Bulls rank 29th in the league for opponent three-point field goals made per game this season (14.3).

Chicago Bulls vs Portland Trail Blazers prediction

The Chicago Bulls have played respectable ball over the last month, and their recent losses to the Suns and Lakers were on the road and competitive. The Portland Trail Blazers get smoked more times than not, and they're 21-24 ATS on the season despite being massive underdogs. These are the games the Bulls need to take advantage of if they're going to stay in the playoff conversation. The Portland Trail Blazers are a tough sell in most spots. The line is somewhat reasonable. Give me the Bulls and the chalk.

Randy’s Pick Chicago Bulls -6.5

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