Chicago Bulls vs. Portland Trail Blazers: 1/30/2021 Matchup Betting Preview, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on January 30, 2021

A pair of the NBA’s top scorers hit the court when Zach LaVine (10th, 27.0 PPG) and the Chicago Bulls (7-10) host Damian Lillard (fourth, 28.8 PPG) and the Portland Trail Blazers (9-8) on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 8:00 PM ET on NBCS-CHI. The Bulls are 1.5-point favorites. The point total for the matchup is set at 232.

Betting Information

Bulls vs Trail Blazers Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Bulls -1.5 -110 -110 232 -110 -110
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Head to Head

Portland has taken eight of its last 10 head-to-head meetings with Chicago. The Bulls have a 2-1 edge against the spread when playing the Trail Blazers.

Bulls vs Trail Blazers in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/5/2021 Trail Blazers Trail Blazers -9.5 233 -455 350 Regular Season 111-108 CHI
11/29/2019 Trail Blazers Trail Blazers -7 227 -284 227 Regular Season 107-103 POR
11/25/2019 Trail Blazers Bulls -1 225.5 -114 -105 Regular Season 117-94 POR
3/27/2019 Bulls Regular Season 118-98 POR
1/9/2019 Trail Blazers Regular Season 124-112 POR
1/31/2018 Trail Blazers Regular Season 124-108 POR
1/1/2018 Bulls Regular Season 124-120 POR
12/5/2016 Bulls Regular Season 112-110 POR
11/15/2016 Trail Blazers Regular Season 113-88 CHI
2/27/2016 Bulls Regular Season 103-95 POR
  • 11/29/2019 DNP – Bulls: Otto Porter Jr.; Trail Blazers: Jusuf Nurkic
  • 11/25/2019 DNP – Bulls: Otto Porter Jr.; Trail Blazers: Jusuf Nurkic
  • Bulls Betting Information

    • Chicago has been solid against the spread, going 11-6 on the season.
    • The Bulls have struggled to cover, going just 0-1 ATS when favored by at least 1.5 points.
    • Chicago has been reliable for the over this season, combining with opponents to reach the total in 10 of 17 games for a 58.8% rate.
    Bet on the Chicago Bulls to win the NBA Championship.

    Trail Blazers Betting Information

    • Portland has a losing record against the spread, going 7-10 ATS (covering only 41.2% of the time).
    • When they are at least 1.5-point underdogs, the Trail Blazers have not fared well, going 5-7 against the spread.
    • Portland has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 47.1% of matchups this season (8 out of 17 contests).
    Bet on the Portland Trail Blazers to win the NBA Championship.

    Over/Under Analysis

    • In eight of 17 opportunities (47.1%) this year, the Bulls and their opponents have combined for this matchup’s point total of 232 points.
    • In six of 17 games (35.3%) this year, Portland has combined with its opponents to score more than 232 points.
    • The two teams average a combined 2.2 less points per game (229.8) than this matchup’s total of 232 points.
    • Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 233.7 points per game, 1.7 more than the over/under in this matchup.
    • The average point total in Bulls games this season is 1.5 more points than the over/under of 232 in this matchup.
    • The average point total for the Trail Blazers this year is 1.9 points lower than this game’s over/under.
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    Bulls Leaders

    • The Bulls scoring leader is LaVine, who puts up 27.0 points per game.
    • Chicago is led in rebounding by Wendell Carter Jr.’s 8.0 rebounds per game and assisting by Coby White’s 5.6 assists per game .
    • LaVine is the top three-point shooter for the Bulls, connecting on 3.4 per game.
    • LaVine leads the team with 1.3 steals per game. Daniel Gafford collects 1.2 blocks a contest to pace Chicago.

    Trail Blazers Leaders

    • Lillard holds the top spot on the Trail Blazers scoring and assist lists, putting up 28.8 points and 7.1 assists per game.
    • Enes Kanter’s 10.2 rebounds per game paces Portland’s rebounding effort. He also adds 10.3 points per game.
    • CJ McCollum is tops from three-point range for the Trail Blazers, knocking down 4.8 threes per game.
    • Nobody on Portland grabs more steals than Robert Covington (1.4 per game) or blocks more shots than Derrick Jones Jr. (0.9 per game).
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