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The Portland Trail Blazers (3-3) host the Chicago Bulls (3-4) as favorites after Damian Lillard went off for 32 points in the Trail Blazers’ 137-122 loss to the Warriors. The game airs on NBA TV at 10:30 PM ET on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. The point total for the matchup is set at .

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of January 5, 2021, 1:06 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Trail Blazers vs Bulls Betting Odds

Injury Report as of January 5

Trail Blazers:
Rodney Hood: Day To Day (Left Quad),
Zach Collins: Out (Ankle)

Bulls:
Lauri Markkanen: Out (Health and Safety Protocols),
Ryan Arcidiacono: Out (Health and Safety Protocols),
Chandler Hutchison: Out (Self Isolating),
Tomas Satoransky: Out (Health and Safety Protocols)

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Bulls (+9.5)

Pick OU:
Over (233.5)

Prediction:
Bulls 120 Trail Blazers 115
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Trail Blazers Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
CJ McCollum 6 28.0 4.0 5.7 1.7 0.3 4.7
Damian Lillard 6 26.3 4.3 6.2 0.7 0.3 3.8
Carmelo Anthony 5 12.6 3.6 1.0 0.6 0.2 1.2
Enes Kanter 6 12.5 9.2 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.0
Jusuf Nurkic 6 9.0 7.3 3.0 0.8 0.8 0.3

Trail Blazers Player Props

  • CJ McCollum’s points prop total for the contest is set at 22.5, 5.5 points lower than his season average of 28.0.
  • Lillard’s PRA prop over/under for the game is set at 38.5, 1.7 higher than his season average of 36.8.
  • McCollum’s three pointers made prop over/under for the game is set at 2.5, 2.2 shots lower than his season average of 4.7.
  • Jusuf Nurkic’s blocks prop total for the contest is set at 0.5, 0.3 blocks lower than his season average of 0.8.

Bulls Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Zach LaVine 7 24.6 4.7 3.7 1.7 0.6 2.3
Coby White 7 15.7 4.7 5.4 0.1 0.1 2.7
Otto Porter Jr. 7 14.9 6.1 2.0 1.1 0.0 2.1
Wendell Carter Jr. 7 11.7 7.7 2.3 0.3 0.6 0.4
Patrick Williams 7 9.6 3.3 1.0 0.6 1.1 0.7

Bulls Player Props

  • Zach LaVine’s points prop over/under for the game is set at 23.5, 1.1 points lower than his season average of 24.6.
  • Wendell Carter Jr.’s PRA prop over/under for the game is set at 19.5, 2.2 less than his season average of 21.7.
  • Coby White’s three pointers made prop over/under for the game is set at 2.5, 0.2 shots less than his season average of 2.7.
  • LaVine’s steals prop over/under for the game is set at 1.5, 0.2 steals lower than his season average of 1.7.

Shooting Trends

  • The Trail Blazers are shooting 43.5% from the field this season, 4.6 percentage points lower than the 48.1% the Bulls allow to opponents.
  • In games Portland shoots better than 48.1% from the field, it is 0-0 against the spread and 0-0 overall.
  • Chicago has a 1-0 record against the spread and a 0-1 record overall when allowing its opponents to knock down more than 43.5% of their shots from the field.
  • The Bulls’ 45.4% shooting percentage from the field this season is 2.8 percentage points lower than the Trail Blazers have allowed to their opponents (48.2%).
  • Chicago has put together a 2-0 record against the spread and a 1-1 straight up record in games it shoots higher than 48.2% from the field.
  • When Portland’s opponents shoot higher than 45.4% from the field, it is 1-0 against the spread and 1-0 overall.
  • The Trail Blazers shoot 37.5% from three-point range, the same that the Bulls allow to opponents.
  • Portland is 1-1 against the spread and 2-0 overall when it shoots better than 37.5% from distance.
  • Chicago is 2-1 against the spread while putting up a 2-1 straight-up record when its opponents shoot over 37.5% from three-point distance.
  • The Bulls’ three-point shooting percentage this season (35.6%) is the same that opponents of the Trail Blazers are averaging.
  • Chicago has a 3-1 ATS record and is 2-2 straight-up when the team makes more than 35.6% of its three-point attempts.
  • Portland has a 1-1 ATS record and a 2-0 straight-up record this season when it makes more than 35.6% of its three-point shots.
  • The Trail Blazers hit 15.5 three-pointers per game this season, 2.8 more makes per game than the Bulls give up (12.7).
  • Portland has gone 2-2 against the spread and 3-1 overall this season in games it has out-shot its opponents from the three-point line. When Chicago makes fewer three-pointers than its opponents, it is 1-2 ATS and 0-3 straight up.
  • The Bulls are the 15th-best three-point shooting team in the NBA, while the Trail Blazers give up the 17th-fewest makes from deep.

Trail Blazers vs Bulls Stat Rankings

Trail Blazers Rank Trail Blazers AVG Bulls AVG Bulls Rank
8th 115.5 Points Scored 114.3 10th
26th 119.3 Points Allowed 121.3 30th
16th 43.7 Rebounds 43.3 13th
24th 8.2 Off. Rebounds 8.4 22nd
2nd 15.5 3pt Made 12.7 15th
29th 21.7 Assists 23.4 20th
1st 11.2 Turnovers 17.7 29th

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