Blazers vs. Bulls Prediction
Despite their fourth-quarter collapse versus the Rockets on Thursday, the Blazers are still on an incredible run and will look to pick up another victory tonight against the Bulls.
Portland is 8-2 in the month of February and could have easily been 9-1 this month if it didn't choke away a 72-51 third-quarter lead against Houston. And after winning eight of their last 10, the Blazers are 4.5-point favorites versus the Bulls according to oddsmakers from online sports book RealBet.eu. As for the total for tonight's 8:00PM ET tip-off, it currently sits at 209.5 points.
As for Chicago, the Bulls have been a difficult team for bettors to trust of late. They're just 12-17 against the spread in home games this season and 11-15 ATS as an underdog. They also haven't capitalized against below-average defensive teams this season, going just 15-22 against the spread versus opponents allowing 99-plus points per game.
Making matters worse for Chicago, Derrick Rose is doubtful once again due to a hamstring injury and Damian Lillard remains red-hot for the Blazers. With Portland covering five of its last six road games and going 4-0 ATS in its last four games following a loss, the Blazers are the play tonight in Chicago.
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