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Chicago Bulls vs. Portland Trail Blazers

January 28, 2024


The Chicago Bulls will travel to Portland, Oregon to face the Portland Trail Blazers at the Moda Center at the Rose Quarter with the game tipping off at 9:00 PM ET on Sunday night and will air on NBC Chicago.

Chicago has the 9th best record in the Eastern Conference with a record of 21-25 and is on a two-game losing streak following Thursday’s 132-141 loss on the road against the Los Angeles Lakers. The Bulls play at a slower pace than the average team in the NBA which leads them to be one of the best defensive teams, however, it also leads them to be one of the lower-scoring teams in the league as they enter this game averaging the 5th fewest points per game with an average of 111.09 points per game while allowing the 11th fewest points per game with an average of 112.70 points allowed per game. Nikola Vucevic is averaging a double-double with 17 points and 10.6 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls will look to end their two-game losing streak when they travel to face the Portland Trail Blazers.

The Portland Trail Blazers have been one of the worst teams in the Western Conference with a record of 13-32 which gives them the 2nd worst record in the conference and the 5th worst record in the NBA while having lost three of their last four games including Friday’s 100-116 loss on the road against the San Antonio Spurs. Portland is the 2nd lowest-scoring team in the NBA with an average of 108.25 points per game while having been a below-average team defensively as they are allowing an average of 117.27 points per game which is more than the league average of 115.58 points per game. 

Deandre Ayton is averaging a double-double this season with an average of 12.9 points and 10.6 rebounds per game. The Portland Trail Blazers will look to bounce back following the loss against the Spurs when they host the Chicago Bulls on Sunday night.

BookMaker has the Chicago Bulls listed as 6.5-point favorites on the road against the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday night. Portland has won six of the last ten while Chicago has won the previous three meetings. The teams are 5-5 ATS in the last ten while the Bulls have covered the previous three games in the series. The Chicago Bulls are 23-22-1 ATS overall, 10-12 ATS on the road, and 10-9 ATS as a favorite this season while the Portland Trail Blazers are 21-24 ATS overall, 9-10 ATS at home, and 20-21 ATS as an underdog on the year.

Chicago enters this game with the better record and has won the last three games in the series against Portland. The Bulls have covered the spread in the last three games in the series while also having been the better team at covering the spread this season with a record of 23-22-1 ATS overall while the Trail Blazers are 21-24 ATS overall which is why I am buying the .5 point and laying the points with the Chicago Bulls when they travel to face the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday night. 

Spooky Express Pick: Chicago Bulls -6