Portland Trail Blazers vs. Chicago Bulls - 11/15/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Bulls (6-4) at Portland Trail Blazers (7-4)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 10:00 pm (Moda Center)
The Line: Portland Trail Blazers -5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Chicago Bulls and Portland Trail Blazers meet Tuesday night in NBA action at the Moda Center on NBATV.
The Chicago Bulls look for some sort of consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 106.2 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 100.8 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Jimmy Butler is averaging 24.3 points and 5.5 rebounds while Dwyane Wade is averaging 17 points and 2.9 assists. Taj Gibson is the third double-digit scorer and Doug McDermott is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 82.3 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.7 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls have lost five of their last eight road games.
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The Portland Trail Blazers hope to remain hot after winning five of their last six games. The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 108.7 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 111.1 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 30.7 points and 4.6 assists while C.J. McCollum is averaging 22.1 points and 4.3 rebounds. Maurice Harkless is the third double-digit scorer and Mason Plumlee is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 79.7 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 32 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.2 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers have won three straight home games.
The Bulls are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Trail Blazers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Central. The Bulls are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Portland and 3-7 ATS in the last 10 meetings overall.
You guys know how I feel about the Portland Trail Blazers, as I back them any time I can get free points or a low line. The Bulls don't have the consistent outside shooting needed to beat a team like Portland. Once those outside shots start falling for the Trail Blazers, it's over for the Chicago Bulls. Portland and this reasonable line is a strong bet.