Portland Blazers at Chicago Bulls Basketball Betting Tips 3/27/2019
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
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The Portland Blazers travel to United Center to play the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Portland as 4.5 point favorites.
The Blazers head into this matchup with a mark of 46-27. They are 2nd in the Northwest Division. They have a point differential of 3.7 as they average 114.6 points per contest while giving up 110.9 per game. The Bulls have an overall record of 21-53 this season. They are 4th in the Central Division. They average 105.3 points per game and surrender 113.2, good for a point differential of -7.9.
Valuable Portland Blazers Betting Trends
The Portland Blazers are 40-32-0 against the spread
The Portland Blazers are 38-34-0 against the over/under
Important Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 33-39-2 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 33-40-0 against the over/under
Key Portland Blazers Injuries
03/26/19 C Jusuf Nurkic Ankle is out indefinitely
03/17/19 G CJ McCollum Knee is out indefinitely
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
10/20/18 G Denzel Valentine Ankle is out for season
03/25/19 PG Kris Dunn Back is downgraded to doubtful Tuesday vs Toronto
03/25/19 PG Zach LaVine Thigh is downgraded to out Tuesday vs Toronto
03/24/19 SF Otto Porter Jr. Shoulder is out Tuesday vs Toronto
01/26/19 SF Chandler Hutchison Knee is out for season
01/16/19 F Wendell Carter Jr. Thumb is out for season
Al-Farouq Aminu averages 9.3 points per game in 28.7 minutes per contest. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 7.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%. Damian Lillard comes into this contest averaging 26.4 points per game while playing 35.6 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 91%.
Robin Lopez averages 9.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 21.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is 72%. Lauri Markkanen averages 18.9 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per contest. He grabs 9.0 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blazers allow 110.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 14th and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.1 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd, and they give up 23.2 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league. Portland averages 114.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.7 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 47.7 rebounds per game and 23.0 assists per contest, which ranks them 3rd and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 13.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulls surrender 113.2 points per contest, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 25.4 assists allowed per contest, and 24th with 46.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulls are 13th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per game. Chicago is 27th in the league with 105.3 points per game this year. They are 18th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -7.9. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 12th in the NBA. They are 26th in the league in rebounding with 42.6 boards per game and 27th in assists per contest with 22.1. The Bulls are 10th in turnovers per game with 14.4.
The Blazers are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 110.5, and their offensive rating of 114.2 is ranked 17th. They are 18th in the NBA in pace with 99.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 13th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 17th in the NBA. Portland is 22nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 18th in the NBA.
Chicago is 9th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 5th in the NBA. The Bulls are 29th in the league in defensive rating with 112.9, and their offensive rating of 105 is ranked 25th. They are 19th in the NBA in pace with 99 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 27th. As a unit they are 26th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 27th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Blazers/Bulls NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Portland -4.5
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