Portland Trailblazers at Chicago Bulls Pick
The Chicago Bulls (21-54) and the Portland Trailblazers (46-27) will square off in a cross-conference clash. The tip-off is set for 8:00 PM ET and will be televised on WGN. The Trailblazers have thrown their weight around in this series as of late as they have won the last four meetings between these two parties. Portland has produced an equally impressive 4-0 ATS record over this span. Most recently, Rip City hosted the Bulls in January and defeated them 124-112 to cover as a 9.5-point favorite.
Portland Trailblazers at Chicago Bulls Overview
The Trailblazers come into this game on a four-game winning streak. Portland was last in action at home on Monday when they hosted the visiting Brooklyn Nets. As a six-point favorite, the Blazers failed to cover when they defeated the Nets 148-144 in overtime.
The Bulls extended their losing streak to two games after they fell as a 14-point underdog in the Great White North last night against the Toronto Raptors by a score of 112-103. Despite losing straight up, the Bulls covered and managed to improve to 3-1 ATS in their previous four outings.
Reasons To Avoid Portland
The stock is high on the Trailblazers at the moment as they have been red-hot overall and they have been dominant in this series. Given the fact that Portland has won their last four against the Bulls and are also riding a similar winning streak, the Blazers are in a position to be overvalued given the contrasting quality of the Bulls on paper. This sets up Portland takers for a quintessential buy-low, sell-high scenario given the form of their counterparts in this spot.
Reasons To Back Chicago
There is no other way to say it other than the line looks quite soft given the match-up. The Bulls own no distinctive edge in this game, yet some books would suggest that Chicago should be taking back double the points here. Given the fact that rest is working against them as well, there can only be one reasonable conclusion here: that the Bulls are in the position to perhaps stage an upset. Given the fact the playoff hopes and dreams of this lottery team have long since vanished, maybe beating a playoff team will serve as a moral victory given the Bulls an edge in motivation in this contest.
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Trailblazers at Bulls Pick 03/27/2019
For those that wish to be a bit bold, the Bulls are +180 on the Money Line here, and I suggest maybe splitting your bet down the middle with half on the Money Line and half with the points. The upset possibility remains strong in this one, and it is very tempting to pull the trigger. No matter how you slice it, Chicago is going to give the Blazers trouble and they will cover while they do so.