Portland Trail Blazers vs Chicago Bulls NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/5/21

Portland Trail Blazers vs Chicago Bulls NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/5/21 Photo by Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Bulls (3-4) at Portland Trail Blazers (3-3)

NBA Basketball: Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 10:30 pm (Moda Center at the Rose Quarter)

The Line: Portland Trail Blazers -10 -- Over/Under: 233.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

The Portland Trailblazers play host to the Chicago Bulls at the Moda Center on Tuesday night.

The Chicago Bulls have been in decent form lately as they’ve won three of their last four games and they will be looking to stay hot after taking down the Mavericks in a 118-108 home win on Sunday. Zach LaVine led the team with 39 points and five assists, Coby White added 23 points while Otto Porter Jr. chipped in with 15 points. As a team, the Bulls shot 45 percent from the field and 13 of 37 from the 3-point line as they trailed by one point at halftime, before taking over in the second half where they outscored the Mavericks by 59-48.

Meanwhile, the Portland Trailblazers have been in decent shape as they’ve split their first six games but they will be looking to bounce back here after getting stopped by the Trailblazers in a 137-122 road loss on Sunday. Damian Lillard led the team with 32 points, CJ McCollum added 28 points with nine rebounds and five assists while Enes Kanter chipped in with 24 points and 12 rebounds off the bench. As a team, the Trailblazers shot just 41 percent from the field and 14 of 43 from the 3-point line as they fell behind by 12 points going into halftime and never recovered as they fell victim to a career-high 62-points from Stephen Curry.

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Looking at the betting trends, the Bulls are 4-1 ATS in their last five games as an underdog and 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall. The Trailblazers are 0-4 ATS in their last four home games, 6-14-1 ATS in their last 21 games against a team with a losing record and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall.

Head to head, the Bulls are 1-6 ATS in the last seven meetings overall.

The Bulls have really come to life over their past four games, but it’s hard to get too excited with the results as they’ve had a light schedule. The Trailblazers were on a bit of a roll before Curry torched them for 62 points, but they are just 0-4 ATS in their last four home games. The Bulls are just 1-6 ATS in the last seven meetings overall and I think that trend continues as this looks like a prime bounce back spot for the Trailblazers at home.

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Peter’s Pick Portland -10

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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