The Chicago Bulls (34-38) visit the Portland Trail Blazers (32-40) at Moda Center, starting at 10:00 PM ET on Friday, March 24, 2023. The Trail Blazers are 5.5-point underdogs in the game. The over/under is set as 221.5 points in this outing.
How to bet Bulls vs. Trail Blazers
Chicago Bulls vs. Portland Trail Blazers Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 5.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Bulls as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Bulls have -212 odds to pick up the win, while the Trail Blazers are listed at +176 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 221.5 points.
Bulls vs. Trail Blazers Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Friday, March 24, 2023
- Game Time: 10:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: NBCS
- Location: Portland, Oregon
- Arena: Moda Center
Bulls vs. Trail Blazers Betting Trends
The Bulls have 37 wins against the spread in 72 games this season. Chicago has been victorious in 17, or 54.8%, of the 31 contests it has been chosen as favorites in this season. The Bulls have gone over the point total in 40.3% of their opportunities this year (29 times over 72 games with a set point total).
The Trail Blazers have 33 wins against the spread in 72 games this year. Portland has won 13 of the 39 games it was the underdog on the moneyline this season (33.3%). Trail Blazers games this season have gone over the total in 36 of 72 opportunities (50%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Bulls: Alex Caruso: Questionable (Foot), DeMar DeRozan: Out (Quadricep), Javonte Green: Questionable (Knee)
Trail Blazers: Olivier Sarr: Out (Wrist), Justise Winslow: Out (Ankle), Jerami Grant: Out (Quadricep), Anfernee Simons: Out (Foot), Damian Lillard: Out (Calf), Jusuf Nurkic: Out (Knee), Nassir Little: Probable (Concussion)
What you need to know about the Chicago Bulls
So far this year, Chicago is putting up 113.2 points per game (20th-ranked in NBA) and giving up 112.5 points per contest (10th-ranked). Offensively the Bulls have played better at home this season, putting up 114.3 points per game, compared to 111.9 per game in road games. In their last 10 games, the Bulls have been racking up 114.5 points per contest, an average that’s a little higher than the 113.2 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.
Chicago is making 10.4 treys per game (worst in NBA), and it has a 36.2% three-point percentage (14th-ranked). The Bulls have taken 66.9% two-pointers and 33.1% three-pointers this year. Of the team’s baskets, 75.4% are two-pointers and 24.6% are threes.
What you need to know about the Portland Trail Blazers
Portland is 15th in the league in points scored (114.4 per game) and 18th in points allowed (116.1). At home the Trail Blazers are putting up 118.5 points per game, 7.9 more than they are averaging on the road (110.6). The Trail Blazers are putting up 111.3 points per game in their past 10 games, which is 3.1 fewer points than their average for the season (114.4).
With 13.1 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 37% from downtown, Portland is eighth and 10th in the league, respectively, in those categories. The Trail Blazers take 58.1% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 41.9% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 67.6% of the Trail Blazers’ buckets are 2-pointers, and 32.4% are 3-pointers.
Our pick to win this game is the Bulls, and we project that Trail Blazers will cover the spread (Bulls -5.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 221.5 points.
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