Bulls vs Trail Blazers Pick – NBA Predictions & Odds 2/4/23
Portland Trail Blazers (26-26) vs. Chicago Bulls (24-27)
February 4, 2023 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Chicago Bulls -5.5; Over/Under: +232.5
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The Portland Trail Blazers and Chicago Bulls meet Saturday in NBA action at the United Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Portland Trail Blazers Betting Preview
The Portland Trail Blazers are averaging 114.3 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 113.7 points on 47.8 percent shooting. Damian Lillard is averaging 30.7 points and 4.1 rebounds, while Anfernee Simons is averaging 21.7 points and 2.8 rebounds. Jerami Grant is the third double-digit scorer and Jusuf Nurkic is grabbing 9.4 rebounds. The Portland Trail Blazers are shooting 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and 79.1 percent from the free throw line. The Portland Trail Blazers are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.2 rebounds per game.
The Chicago Bulls Betting Preview
The Chicago Bulls are averaging 114.3 points on 48.9 percent shooting and allowing 114.1 points on 47.1 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 26.3 points and 5 assists, while Zach LaVine is averaging 23.7 points and 4.8 rebounds. Nikola Vucevic is the third double-digit scorer and Patrick Williams is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 81.4 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.5 rebounds per game.
Trail Blazers vs Bulls Trends
The Trail Blazers are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. The Bulls are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games and 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 home games. The under is 22-8 in Trail Blazers last 30 road games. The under is 6-1 in Bulls last 7 overall. The Trail Blazers are 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Chicago and 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
The Portland Trail Blazers are on the end of a back to back, but this line is a bit steep for an inconsistent Bulls club that picks and chooses when to play defense. The Bulls aren’t scaring anybody, and they win at home by an average of just 2.4 points. The line is strange to say the least. Give me the Trail Blazers and the free buckets.