Bulls at Trail Blazers 1/9/19 - NBA Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 08/07/2019 at 1:17 PM ET

Bulls at Trail Blazers 1/9/19 - NBA Picks & Predictions

The Chicago Bulls look to snap a four-game losing streak when they visit the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday. Chicago lost to the Brooklyn Nets 117-100 on Sunday in its most recent outing before heading out west. The Bulls were led in the loss by Zach LaVine with 27 points, while Wendell Carter Jr. led Chicago in rebounds with 8.

Portland won its second straight with a 111-101 victory over the New York Knicks on Monday. Jusuf Nurkic scored 20 points giving him four straight games of scoring 20 points or more in a row. Damian Lillard scored 17 points and handed out nine assists, while CJ McCollum scored 17. Zach LaVine leads the Bulls in scoring with an average of 23.6 points. Lauri Markkanen is leading in rebounding with an average of 7.4 per game, while Kris Dunn is the leader in assists with an average of 6.9 per game. The Bulls are shooting 44.5% from the field and 34.6% from three-point territory.

Damian Lillard is leading Portland in scoring and assists with averages of 26.2 points and 6.0 assists per game. Jusuf Nurkic is the leader in rebounding with an average of 10.5 per game. CJ McCollum is the second leading scorer with an average of 20.8 points per game. The Trail Blazers are shooting 45.5% from the field and 35.4% from three-point territory.

Chicago has failed to cover 5 of its last 7 versus teams from the Northwest division and 7 of its last 9 when playing on two day’s rest. Portland has covered the number in 4 of its last 5 versus teams from the Central division and 17 of its last 25 versus teams with an overall losing record on the road. Final Score Prediction, Portland Trail Blazers win and cover ATS 107-94.

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