Portland Blazers vs Chicago Bulls Prediction, 1/30/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Portland Blazers vs Chicago Bulls
Date: Saturday, January 30, 2021
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Odds/Point Spread: Portland (+2.5)
United Center is the site where and the Chicago Bulls (7-10) will play the Portland Blazers (9-8) on Saturday. Portland opens this matchup as 2.5-point underdogs. The O/U is set at 233.5.
The Portland Blazers played the Houston Rockets and went home with a loss by a final score of 104-101 in their last contest. Portland walked away from the game having earned a 41.9% FG percentage (39 of 93) and buried 17 out of their 41 3-pointers. From the charity stripe, the Blazers buried 6 of 8 attempts for a percentage of 75.0%. When talking about rebounding, they earned 49 with 10 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 16 assists in this matchup as well as getting 6 steals and 7 rejections. In reference to defending, Portland allowed 42.2% from the floor on 38 of 90 shooting. Houston earned 19 assists and had 8 steals for the matchup. Additionally, the Rockets totaled 47 rebounds (10 offensive, 37 defensive) and got 7 rejections. Houston finished the game at 83.3% from the free throw line by making 15 of their 18 attempts. They knocked down 13 of their 47 tries from beyond the arc.
Damian Lillard is someone who was a factor for this game. He totaled 30 points on 11 of 23 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 37:41 mins played and also totaled 4 rebounds. Lillard ended up shooting 47.8% from the field and totaled 9 assists. An additional guy that had an impact in the game for the Blazers was Gary Trent. He snagged 3 rebounds and accounted for 2 assists. He finished the contest at 50.0% from the field in the matchup by connecting on 8-of-16 (23 points). When this game wrapped up, Trent was on the court for 37:58 minutes.
Portland enters this contest with a win-loss mark of 9-8 on the season. The Blazers are shooting 37.4% on three-point shots (270 of 721) and 81.3% from the free throw line. They have an average of 114.5 points per outing (6th in the league) while going 44.1% from the field. They turn it over 11.8 times per game and as a squad they commit 20.1 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Portland is grabbing 44.2 boards per game and has racked up 356 assists so far this season, which is 29th in the league in terms of passing the ball. Defensively, the Blazers are forcing their opponents into 13.6 turnovers per game and they draw 19.4 personal fouls. They are surrendering 36.3% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 25th in basketball in opponents points per game (115.5). The Blazers defensively are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 46.9% (231 of 330) and they relinquish 47.1 boards per contest as a group. They are currently ranked 11th in the NBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 427 surrendered for the season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Chicago Bulls took a defeat with a final score of 119-103 against the Boston Celtics. The Bulls pulled down 32 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 41 in this game. They rejected 7 tries while getting 4 steals for the contest. The Celtics committed 18 fouls for this contest which got the Bulls to the free throw line for a total of 10 attempts. They were able to knock down 4 of them for a percentage of 40.0%. When it comes to three-point shots, Chicago knocked down 17 of their 39 attempts (43.6%). Overall, the Bulls walked away from this one shooting 41 for 88 from the field which gave them a percentage of 46.6%. The Bulls permitted the Celtics to make 44 out of 87 tries from the field which left them with a rate of 50.6% in the game. They finished the game shooting 51.7% from beyond the arc by connecting on 15 out of 29 and ended up shooting 16 out of 20 at the free throw line (80.0%). When talking about rebounding, Chicago permitted Boston to get 44 overall (6 on the offensive side).
Zach LaVine ended up being a factor for the Bulls for the matchup. He knocked down 11 of 19 in this matchup for a rate of 57.9%, which earned him 30 points. LaVine collected 6 rebounds in his 34:15 minutes of time on the hardwood and accounted for 3 dimes for the contest. Someone else who came through for Chicago was Lauri Markkanen. He notched 18 points in 31:06 mins on the court by way of 7 of 12 shooting for the matchup. Markkanen walked away from this one going 58.3% from the field as well as earning 2 assists and 6 boards.
Chicago has a mark of 7-10 so far this season. The Bulls commit 21.6 fouls per game and they hit 79.1% from the free throw line. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 25.6 times per contest (11th in the league) and they turn it over 18.1 times per contest. Chicago has earned 1,960 points on the year (115.3 per contest) and they average 44.5 rebounds per game. When it comes to offense, the Bulls are hitting on 47.4% from the field, which ranks them 8th in basketball. The Bulls on defense are ranked 28th in basketball in points per game surrendered with 118.2. They relinquish 25.1 dimes and 42.7 boards every game, which ranks them 19th and 7th in the league. The Chicago defense gives up 37.4% from downtown (229 of 612) and opponents are knocking down 75.8% of their foul shots. They are forcing their opponents into 15.4 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 48.0% from the field (28th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Portland (+2.5)
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