Chicago Bulls vs Portland Trail Blazers 1/5/2021 NBA Picks and Previews
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Chicago Bulls vs Portland Trail Blazers 1/5/2021 – It has been a slow start for the Portland Trail Blazers and this team hopes to get the team chemistry kicking in very soon. They will be going up against the Portland Trail Blazers. This matchup will take place this January 5, Tuesday inside the Moda Center located in Portland, Oregon. Fans will have the option to watch the game through NBA TV and even through NBA League Pass for the online live stream. The Chicago Bulls have struggled with players with quarantine and according to NBA Game Odds, they are the underdogs to the Portland Trail Blazers for this game.
Chicago Bulls vs Portland Trail Blazers 1/5/2021
Chicago Bulls vs Portland Trail Blazers 1/5/2021 Betting Odds
Chicago Bulls Betting
The Chicago Bulls find themselves trying to even up their win-loss record and will enter this game against the Portland Trail Blazers with a 3-4 standing. Their most recent matchup was with the Dallas Mavericks without Luka Doncic and they had a hard time beating them. For the past four games, they have won three and look to start rolling. Zach LaVine went all out and dropped 39 points over the Mavericks while Coby White had his best game of the season with 23 points, seven rebounds, and four assists. Otto Porter also had a commendable night with 15 points but they need more from Wendell Carter who has been struggling lately.
Players to watch: Z. LaVine SG 6 GP 6 GS 31.5 MIN 22.2 PTS 0.5 OR 4 DR 4.5 REB 3.5 AST 1.5 STL 0.7 BLK 4.3 TO 3 PF 0.8 AST/TO 15.6 PER
L. Markkanen F 4 GP 4 GS 26.5 MIN 17.3 PTS 1 OR 5.8 DR 6.8 REB 1.3 AST 0.8 STL 0.3 BLK 1.8 TO 1.5 PF 0.7 AST/TO 19.73 PER
O. Porter Jr. SF 6 GP 2 GS 24.3 MIN 14.8 PTS 1.5 OR 4.5 DR 6 REB 2 AST 1 STL 0 BLK 1.3 TO 1.8 PF 1.5 AST/TO 20.2 PER.
Portland Trail Blazers Betting
The Portland Trail Blazers have been trying to find their winning form and it has been a struggle molding the new off-season additions to the team’s veterans. They were on the other side of Steph Curry’s career night of 62 points during their last game and lost that match by 15 points. Damian Lillard is getting more comfortable as days go by and he led the team with 32 points, four rebounds, four assists, and six three-pointers. CJJ McCollum had 28 points while Enes Kanter came off the bench with 24 points and 12 rebounds. Heading to this season, the Trail Blazers are deeper but they need to find a way to make everyone comfortable with their roles.
Players to Watch: C. McCollum SG 5 GP 5 GS 35.4 MIN 28 PTS 0.4 OR 2.6 DR 3 REB 5.8 AST 1.6 STL 0.4 BLK 0.6 TO 1.4 PF 9.7 AST/TO 27.61 PER
D. Lillard PG 5 GP 5 GS 35.2 MIN 25.2 PTS 0.4 OR 4 DR 4.4 REB 6.6 AST 0.8 STL 0.4 BLK 3.2 TO 1.4 PF 2.1 AST/TO 22.28 PER
C. Anthony PF 4 GP 0 GS 23.3 MIN 13.3 PTS 0.3 OR 3.5 DR 3.8 REB 1.3 AST 0.8 STL 0.3 BLK 1 TO 2.3 PF 1.3 AST/TO 17.2 PER.
Chicago Bulls vs Portland Trail Blazers 1/5/2021 Betting Numbers
Chicago is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
Portland Trail Blazers
Portland is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games.
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Portland Trail Blazers
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Chicago Bulls vs Portland Trail Blazers Betting Picks
The Portland Trail Blazers are a team just waiting to erupt in the league. Every game passes by, they continue to improve. In this matchup against the Chicago Bulls, Best Sportsbook has them as the underdogs.
Moneyline: The Trail Blazers as the underdogs have a +450 on the ML while the Bulls are at -650.
ATS: It is a very wide 10 points on the ATS with the Trail Blazers taking the -10 while the Bulls are on the far end of the stick with +10.
TOTALs: It is seen that both teams will be trying to reach a total of 233.5 for this game. Bulls going over and the Trail Blazers are under.
Score Prediction: 124 – 110 Trail Blazers