Chicago Bulls vs Portland Blazers Prediction, 1/5/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Bulls vs Portland Blazers
Date: Tuesday, January 5, 2021
Location: Moda Center in Portland, OR
Odds/Point Spread: Chicago (+10)
Moda Center is the venue where and the Portland Blazers (3-3) will take on the Chicago Bulls (3-4) on Tuesday. Chicago opens this game as 10-point underdogs. The O/U opens at 233.5.
The Chicago Bulls faced off with the Dallas Mavericks and notched a win by a score of 118-108 in their last contest. Chicago finished the contest with a 45.9% FG percentage (39 out of 85) and made 13 out of their 37 shots from beyond the arc. From the charity stripe, the Bulls buried 27 of 30 shots for a rate of 90.0%. When talking about getting rebounds, they earned 48 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 16 assists in the game in addition to having 11 steals and 2 blocked shots. When it comes to the defense, Chicago let their opponent shoot 44.3% from the floor on 39 out of 88 shooting. Dallas distributed 23 dimes and had 6 steals in the game. Furthurmore, the Mavericks grabbed 41 rebounds (11 offensive, 30 defensive) and added 4 blocks. Dallas ended up going 70.4% from the free throw line by making 19 of their 27 attempts. They made 11 of 42 attempts from distance.
Zach LaVine is someone who had an impact for the matchup. He ended up walking away with 39 points on 14 out of 25 shooting. He played 38:40 mins and also pulled down 6 boards. LaVine ended up going 56.0% from the field and distributed 5 assists. One more player that was a factor in this matchup for the Bulls was Coby White. He pulled down 7 rebounds and also had 4 assists. He finished the contest at 50.0% from the floor for the contest by shooting 7-of-14 (23 points). When the game finished, White was on the hardwood for 32:50 minutes.
Chicago will enter this game with a mark of 3-4 so far this year. They have an average of 114.3 points per outing (10th in basketball) while going 45.4% from the floor. The Bulls are shooting 35.6% on shots from 3-point land (89 of 250) and 80.1% from the charity stripe. As a team, Chicago is snagging 43.3 rebounds per contest and has 164 assists so far this year, which is 9th in the league in terms of passing. They are giving up possession 18.4 times per contest and as a team are committing 22.0 personal fouls every game. On defense, the Bulls are able to force 16.9 turnovers per game while drawing 25.6 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 30th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 185 relinquished for the season. The Bulls are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 48.1% (118 of 179) and they relinquish 43.6 boards per contest as a team. They concede 37.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 29th in basketball in PPG allowed (121.3).
When they last stepped on the court, the Portland Blazers took a defeat with a final score of 137-122 when they faced the Golden State Warriors. The Blazers pulled down 28 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive boards for a total of 40 in this game. They turned away 2 attempts while recording 7 steals for this contest. The Warriors had 24 personal fouls for this game which got the Blazers to the free throw line for a total of 33 attempts. They were able to knock down 26 of those for a percentage of 78.8%. In the matter of shooting from distance, Portland converted 14 out of their 43 attempts (32.6%). Overall, the Blazers finished the game shooting 41 for 98 from the field which had them shooting 41.8%. The Blazers permitted the Warriors to make 49 of their 88 attempts from the floor which left them shooting 55.7% for the game. They finished 38.2% from distance by going 13 out of 34 and finished the game at 26 of 34 at the free throw line (76.5%). When discussing rebounds, Portland permitted Golden State to get 53 in all (11 offensive).
Damian Lillard ended up being a factor for the Blazers in the matchup. He converted 10 of 24 for this contest for a rate of 41.7%, which had him finishing with 32 points. Lillard grabbed 4 rebounds in his 39:09 mins of playing time and had 4 dimes in this game. Someone else who was a determining factor for Portland was CJ McCollum. He accumulated 28 points in his 37:58 mins played by going 10 of 23 from the floor in this game. McCollum ended up shooting 43.5% from the field while also earning 5 dimes and 9 total rebounds.
Portland has a win-loss mark of 3-3 this year. Portland has accounted for 693 pts for the season (115.5 per contest) and they collect 43.7 boards per game. The Blazers are committing 20.8 personal fouls per contest while shooting 78.9% from the charity stripe. As an offense, the Blazers are connecting on 43.5% from the floor, which is 27th in the league. They are earning an assist 21.7 times per contest (27th in basketball) and they cough up possession 11.8 times per contest. The Blazers on the defensive side of the court are 26th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 119.3. They relinquish 23.8 assists and 47.7 total boards per game, which has them ranked 14th and 25th in the league. The Portland defense gives up 35.6% on 3-pointers (78 of 219) and their opposition makes 79.7% of their free throw shots. They are forcing their opponents into 13.8 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 48.3% from the floor (27th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Chicago (+10)
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