Bulls vs. Trail Blazers Total Prediction
On Wednesday night, the Portland Trail Blazers will host the Chicago Bulls at 10:00 p.m. ET. With the total relatively low, will tonight’s game turn into a defensive struggle for under bettors?
10:00 p.m. ET, Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Moda Center, Portland, Oregon
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Trail Blazers are 9.5-point favorites to beat the Bulls. The total, meanwhile, sits at 207.5 points and as of this writing, 72% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Trail Blazers to cover the point spread.
Chicago Bulls Fantasy Spin
Fred Hoiberg would rather be a coach than serve in a front office role. "My passion is in coaching," Hoiberg said, "and I'm looking forward to what lies ahead. I am not prioritizing one over the other in respect to the NBA and college. The jobs are so different that you cannot compare them, so I plan on evaluating whatever opportunities may come independently." Hoiberg has been linked to the Wolves and UCLA for potential coaching gigs, so it'll be interesting to see how this one plays out.
Portland Trail Blazers Fantasy Spin
C.J. McCollum played 37 minutes Monday vs. the Knicks, finishing with 17 points (7-of-17 FGs, 1-of-1 FTs) with three rebounds, two assists, one steal, one blocked shot and two 3-pointers. McCollum hasn't gotten off to the best of starts this month, as in four games he's shooting 38.2% from the field and 26.3% form beyond the arc. And with averages of 3.7 assists and 2.3 rebounds per appearance this month, he hasn't produced enough in non-scoring categories to make up for the cold shooting. McCollum should break out of the slump soon enough, but even if he does get more from areas such as assists and rebounds, it would give his fantasy value a nice boost.
NBA Betting Trends
The Bulls are 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games versus a team with a winning straight up record.
The Trail Blazers have covered the spread in 17 of their last 25 home games versus a team with a losing road record.
The under is 8-3 in the Bulls’ last 11 road games, is 22-10-1 in their last 33 games overall and is 16-5 in their last 21 games after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game. On the other side, the under is 4-0 in the Trail Blazers’ last four games overall, is 5-0 in their last five games coming off one day of rest and is 7-0 in their last seven games coming off a win.
Wednesday NBA Prediction: Bulls/Trail Blazers under 207.5