Portland Trail Blazers vs. Chicago Bulls - 11/24/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Bulls (8-4) at Portland Trail Blazers (6-9)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center)
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers +2 -- Over/Under: 201 See the Latest Odds
The Chicago Bulls invade the Moda Center tonight to take on the Portland Trailblazers.
The Bulls were riding a four-game win streak into Golden State on Friday only to become victims of the undefeated Warriors in a 106-94 loss. Jimmy Butler led the Bulls with 28 points, nine rebounds and seven assists, Nikola Mirotic added 18 points while Kirk Hinrich added 17 points as the Bulls showed plenty of fight against the Warriors before getting outscored 17-5 in the final 5:26 of the game. Derrick Rose missed his second straight game because of a strained left ankle, but he went through all of Monday's practice and is expected to make his return tonight. Chicago is now 8-4 on the season and an even 3-3 on the road.
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Meanwhile, the Trailblazers have bounced back from an ugly seven-game losing streak with their second straight win after beating the Lakers in a 107-93 rout on Sunday. Damian Lillard dominated the game with 30 points and 13 assists, CJ McCollum added 19 points and Mason Plumlee added 17 as the Blazers pulled away late from the Lakers in a tight contest. As a team, the Blazers shot a healthy 49.4 percent from the field while holding the Lakers to just 36.4 percent shooting, but did themselves no favors by allowing the Lakers to grab 15 offensive rebounds, something that would have cost them the game against a better team. Still, the win lifts the Blazers to 6-9 on the season and 3-6 on the road.
In ATS trends, the Bulls are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games following a loss of more than 10 points and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall, while the Blazers are 4-12-1 ATS in their last 17 games against a team with a winning record and 0-6 ATS in their last six against the Eastern Conference.
Head to head, the Bulls are 2-6 ATS in the last eight meetings overall and just 1-5 ATS in the last six meetings in Portland.
The Blazers are always a tricky team to beat at the Moda Center as evidenced by their win over Clippers in their last home game, but the Bulls almost took down the league's best team in their last outing and should be good enough to get the win with Rose back on the court.