Portland Trail Blazers vs Chicago Bulls Prediction, 1/30/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Portland Trail Blazers vs Chicago Bulls
Date: Sunday, January 30, 2022
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: ROOT SPORTS
United Center is where the Chicago Bulls (30-17) will take on the Portland Trail Blazers (20-28) on Sunday.
The Trail Blazers faced the Mavericks and took a loss by a final of 132-112 in their last game. In regard to fouls, the Trail Blazers walked away with 21 while the Mavericks recorded 8 fouls. They also made 16 of 36 attempts from beyond the arc. Dallas finished shooting 76.9% from the charity stripe by making 20 of 26 attempts. In addition, Dallas grabbed 39 rebounds (6 offensive, 33 defensive) and earned 1 block. Dallas doled out 45 dimes and had 35 steals for the matchup. In regard to defense, Portland let their opponent shoot 54.5% from the floor on 48 of 88 shooting. They also recorded 27 assists in the game while forcing the other team into 6 turnovers and earning 4 steals. With respect to grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 38 with 3 of them being of the offensive variety. From the charity stripe, the Trail Blazers converted 14 of their 23 shots for a percentage of 60.9%. Portland ended having earned a 51.2% field goal percentage (42 out of 82) and made 14 of their 38 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Anfernee Simons is one guy who came through in this matchup. Simons ended up going 64.3% from the floor and distributed 7 dimes. He was on the court for 36 minutes and also totaled 2 boards. He ended up walking away with 23 points on 9 out of 14 shooting.
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Portland will enter this game with a record of 20-28 for the year. They are averaging 108.5 points per outing (16th in the league) while hitting 44.8% from the field. The Trail Blazers are shooting 36.0% on shots from downtown (655 of 1,821) and 76.8% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Portland is collecting 43.8 rebounds per game and has accumulated 1,097 dimes on the season, which has them ranked 25th in the NBA in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 13.9 times per game and as a squad they commit 20.0 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on defense, the Trail Blazers are able to force 13.5 turnovers every game and they draw 19.9 personal fouls. They give up 37.2% on 3-pointers and they are ranked 27th in the league in PPG allowed (112.4). The Trail Blazers defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 47.5% (1,972 of 4,155) and they concede 43.5 boards per game as a team. They are 27th in the NBA in allowing assists to their opponents with 1,237 conceded for the campaign.
The last time they took the court, the Bulls got the victory with a final of 111-105 against the Raptors. The Bulls were able to pull down 35 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 45 in the game. They turned the ball over 13 times, while getting 2 steals for this game. The Raptors were called for 12 fouls for this contest which got the Bulls to the free throw line for 16 attempts. They were able to knock down 12 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 75.0%. With regard to shooting from beyond the arc, Chicago made 7 out of their 26 tries (26.9%). When this game wrapped up, the Bulls shot 46 for 84 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 54.8%. The Bulls allowed the Raptors to bury 38 of their 79 attempts from the field which had them sitting at 48.1% for this game. They shot 38.7% from 3-point land by connecting on 12 out of 31 and finished the contest at 17 of 28 at the free throw line (60.7%). In relation to rebounding, Chicago allowed Toronto to snag 26 in total (8 offensive).
DeMar DeRozan ended up being important for the Bulls in the matchup. DeRozan earned 29 points in his 37 minutes on the hardwood and accounted for 7 assists in the game. He knocked down 11 out of 19 in this contest giving him a rate of 57.9%, and added 7 rebounds.
Chicago has a win-loss mark of 30-17 on the campaign. The Bulls are responsible for committing 19.0 personal fouls per contest and they connect on 80.7% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 24.1 times per contest (14th in the league) and they cough up possession 13.4 times per game. Chicago has scored 5,187 pts on the campaign (110.4 per game) and they pull down 42.9 boards per contest. When it comes to executing on offense, the Bulls are shooting 47.4% from the floor, which has them ranked 2nd in basketball.
The Bulls are ranked 16th in the league in points given up per game with 108.6. They have forced 14.1 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.1% from the field (20th in the NBA). The Chicago defense gives up 35.9% on 3-point shots (537 of 1,496) and their opposition makes 79.4% of their free throw attempts. They allow 24.2 dimes and 44.0 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is ranked 16th and 12th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Chicago
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