Bulls vs. Trail Blazers Player Props, Odds & Predictions – Monday, Mar 18

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The Bulls are gearing up for a showdown against the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday, Mar 18. Today’s game is scheduled to start at 8:00 ET and will be broadcast on NBCS. Chicago comes into this matchup as 8-point favorites, with the over/under set at 213.5. Will the Bulls manage to secure a win as the favorite? Below, you’ll find our Bulls vs. Trail Blazers predictions.

Bulls vs. Trail Blazers Odds

  • Spread: Bulls -8
  • Total 213.5

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Game Info

  • Date: Monday, Mar 18
  • Time: 8:00 ET
  • Location: United Center, Chicago IL
  • TV: NBCS

Trail Blazers Betting Trends

  • Over their last five games, the Trail Blazers have an over/under record of 2-3 and are 2-2-1 vs. the spread.
  • Portland has a 2-3 record in their last five road games. In this stretch, they averaged 110 points per game while allowing 109. The team also performed well vs the spread at 4-1.
  • Looking back on the team’s last three games as the underdog, the Trail Blazers have a straight up record of 1-2. Their record vs the spread in these games was 1-1-1.

Bulls Betting Trends

  • In their last five games, the Bulls have an over/under record of 3-2 and are 2-3 vs. the spread.
  • Although Chicago has a straight up record of 7-3 in their last ten home games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 7-3. The team averaged 117 points per game in these games.
  • Through their previous three contests as the betting favorite, the Bulls have a strong record of 2-1. Their record vs the spread in these matchups is 1-2.

Can The Trail Blazers Secure a Road Victory?

In their last game, the Trail Blazers lost to the Pelicans by a score of 126-107. The O/U line for the game was 215.5 points. Portland was a 13-point underdog in the game, giving them an ATS loss.

Today, the Trail Blazers are 19-48 on the season and are currently in 14th place in the Western Conference. Against the West, they are 8-36 and 1-14 against teams in their division. On the road, the Trail Blazers are 8-24 compared to 11-24 at home.

As the underdog, the Trail Blazers have gone 18-43 straight up and 30-30 ATS. They have gone 2-3 on the O/U this season when their over/under lines were lower than today’s line of 213.5. On average, their games have finished with 223.6 points.

In the Western Conference, the Trail Blazers are 5th in the Northwest Division. Today, they are 8-point underdogs and have gone 30-30 ATS on the season. Their O/U record for the season is 31-35-1.

Heading into their game against the Bulls, the Trail Blazers are one of the league’s worst offensive teams, ranking 28th in scoring at 107.7 points per game. So far this season, they have scored less than the NBA average in 73.1% of their games.

When playing on the road, Portland is averaging 106.8 points per game, which is 29th in the NBA. They have also struggled to score from beyond the arc, hitting just 35% of their three-point attempts (24th).

Overall, the Trail Blazers are 19th in pace at 97.7 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 29th in the league at 44%. However, they are one of the top offensive rebounding teams in the NBA, ranking 5th in offensive boards per game.

On defense, the Trail Blazers come into the game ranked 17th in the league in points allowed at 115.9 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 111 points per contest (5th). So far this season, the Trail Blazers’ defense has struggled with fouls, averaging 6th in fouls per contest. On average, opponents are getting to the line 23.7 times per game vs. Portland.

Can Chicago Grab a Win at Home?

Today, the Bulls are favored by 8 points against the Trail Blazers. This season, Chicago has been favored in 28 of their 68 games and have gone 18-10 in those games. As the favorite, the Bulls have an average scoring margin of +3.7 points per game.

Chicago’s O/U record for the season is 36-31-1, and the over has hit in their last three games. On average, their games have finished with 225.7 points, and today’s O/U line is set at 213.5.

In their most recent game, the Bulls defeated the Wizards by a score of 127-98. The O/U line for that game was 224 points. Chicago easily covered the spread, as they were favored by 9.5 points.

With a record of 33-35, the Bulls are currently in 9th place in the Eastern Conference. Against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 18-22 and 5-9 against other Central Division teams.

Chicago’s ATS record for the season is 35-32, and they have gone 17-17 against the spread at home. On the road, they are 18-15 vs. the spread.

At home this season, the Bulls are averaging 111.6 points per game, which is 24th in the NBA. For the season, they are 22nd in scoring at 112.1 points per game. Chicago has outscored the NBA scoring average in 41.2% of their games.

So far, the Bulls have made 46% of their shots, which is 20th in the league. In terms of pace, Chicago is 25th at 97.1 possessions per game. When it comes to two-point shooting, the Bulls are 21st in the NBA at 52%.

Chicago is averaging 24.8 assists per game, which is 24th in the league. In terms of offensive rebounds, they are 8th at 11.1 per game. Overall, the Bulls have made 16.9 free throws per game, which is 19th in the NBA.

On defense, the Bulls come into the game ranked 14th in the league in points allowed at 113.6 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 117.7 points per contest (28th). Most recently, the Bulls’ defense put together a solid performance, giving up just 98 points to the Wizards.

Bulls vs. Trail Blazers Player Prop

When looking at a player prop for this game, Anfernee Simons has a points prop of 22.5 with both the over and under paying out at -117. With his prop at 22.5, our model suggests taking the over as we have him finishing with 25. We have him finishing with a field goal percentage of 45.0% and knocking down four threes.

  • The Prop: Anfernee Simons Over 22.5 Points (-117)

Bulls vs. Trail Blazers Predictions

For today’s matchup we are recommending to take the Bulls to secure the win, with an expected final score of 114-105. When it comes to the spread, we believe they’ll cover at -8.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 213.5 and given that our model is projecting 219 points between the teams, we like the over.

The Pick: Bulls -8 | at Fanduel Sportsbook