Bulls vs. Trail Blazers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Friday, March 24, 2023

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Bulls vs. Trail Blazers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, March 24, 2023

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The Chicago Bulls (34-38) are a 4.5-point favorite against the Portland Trail Blazers (32-40) on March 24, 2023. The game’s over/under is 222.

Bulls vs. Trail Blazers Odds

  • Bulls odds to win: -195
  • Trail Blazers odds to win: +163
  • Spread: Bulls (-4.5)
  • Total: 222

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Friday, March 24, 2023 at 10:00 PM ET
  • Where: Moda Center in Portland, Oregon
  • TV: ROOT Sports NW and NBCS-CHI

Who Will Win Bulls vs. Trail Blazers?

Bulls and Trail Blazers Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

The Bulls have a 9-6 record against the spread this season when favored by 4.5 points or more.

In games they have played as at least 4.5-point underdogs this year, the Trail Blazers are 12-13-1 against the spread.

The Bulls and the Trail Blazers combine to average 5.6 more points per game than the total of 222 set for this game.

Chicago and Portland have seen its opponents average a combined 6.6 more points per game than the point total of 222 set in this game.

The average over/under the Bulls have had in their games this year is 3.7 more points than this particular game’s point total.

The average point total for Portland this season is 8.5 points higher than this game’s over/under.

Chicago has a 37-35-0 record against the spread this season.

The Trail Blazers have a 33-38-1 record against the spread this year.

Bulls Stats & Insights

The Bulls average 113.2 points per game (20th in the league) while giving up 112.5 per outing (10th in the NBA). They have a +46 scoring differential overall.

The Bulls are 20th in the league at 42.7 rebounds per game. That’s similar to the 43.3 their opponents average.

Chicago knocks down 10.4 three-pointers per game (30th in the league), 2.8 fewer than its opponents (13.2).

The Bulls rank 20th in the NBA with 111.3 points scored per 100 possessions, and sixth in the league defensively with 109.8 points conceded per 100 possessions.

The Bulls’ offense has been much better in home games (114.3 PPG) compared to away games (111.9 PPG). Likewise, their defense has been better at home (111.5 PPG allowed) compared to their play on the road (113.6 PPG allowed).

Trail Blazers Stats & Insights

The Trail Blazers have been outscored by 1.7 points per game (posting 114.4 points per game, 15th in league, while conceding 116.1 per outing, 18th in NBA) and have a -120 scoring differential.

Portland comes up short in the rebound battle by an average of 1.2 boards. It pulls down 41.1 rebounds per game (26th in league) compared to its opponents’ 42.3.

The Trail Blazers hit 13.1 three-pointers per game (eighth-most in the league), while their opponents have made 12.1 on average.

The Trail Blazers’ 113.5 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 11th in the NBA, and the 115.1 points they concede per 100 possessions rank 26th in the league.

Portland is scoring more points at home (118.5 per game) than on the road (110.6).

Bulls Key Players to Watch

The active leader in points and assists for the Bulls this season is Zach LaVine, who scores 24.9 points and dishes out 4.1 assists per game.

Nikola Vucevic’s averages this season are 17.6 points, 11.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game.

LaVine leads active Bulls in three-point shooting, knocking down an average of 2.8 shots per game from beyond the arc.

Alex Caruso averages 1.5 takeaways per game, and Patrick Williams records 0.8 rejections per contest.

Trail Blazers Key Players to Watch

Damian Lillard holds the top spot on the Trail Blazers scoring and assist lists among active players, putting up 32.2 points and 7.3 assists per game.

Jusuf Nurkic’s per-game averages this season are 13.3 points, 2.9 assists and 9.1 rebounds.

Lillard averages 4.2 made threes per game.

The Trail Blazers’ defensive efforts get a lift from Matisse Thybulle (1.1 steals per game) and Drew Eubanks (1.1 blocks per game).

Bulls vs. Trail Blazers Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Trail Blazers (+ 4.5)
  • Pick OU:

    Over (222)

  • Prediction:
    Bulls 115 – Trail Blazers 114

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