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Where: Moda Center, Portland, OR
When: Wednesday, January 9, 10:00 PM. ET.
The Portland Trailblazers will be going for their third consecutive win when they take on the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night.
Bulls Trying To Snap Four-Game Losing Streak
The Bulls haven’t had much go right for them over the last week, losing their last four games. They will try to snap their losing streak and pick up their fourth win in their last nine games when they face the Blazers on Wednesday.
Chicago has struggled offensively, averaging 100.4 points per game, which is the worst mark in the league. The team is shooting 44 percent from the field and 34 percent from three-point range.
Zach LaVine leads the way for the Bulls with 23.6 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 4.4 assists per game. Lauri Markkanen is averaging 17.4 points and 7.4 rebounds per game, while Bobby Portis is averaging 12.4 points and 7.7 rebounds per game.
The Bulls have played better defensively, holding opponents to 109.8 points per game, which is 15th in the league. They gave up 117 points to the Brooklyn Nets in their last game and will need to play better to beat the Blazers on Wednesday.
Blazers Looking for Seventh Win In 10 Games
The Blazers have played well over the past week and will try to keep the momentum going on Wednesday night with a win over the Bulls, which will give them their third win in a row and seventh win in their last 10 games.
Portland has played well offensively this season, averaging 111.2 points per game, which is 15th in the league. The team is shooting 45 percent from the field and 35 percent from three-point range.
Damian Lillard leads the way for the Blazers with 26.2 points, 4.6 rebounds, and six assists per game. CJ McCollum is averaging 20.8 points and 3.7 rebounds per game, while Jusuf Nurkic averages 15.3 points and 10.5 rebounds per game.
The Blazers have also played well defensively, holding opponents to 110 points per game, which is 16thin the league. They held their last two opponents to 101 points per game and will need a similar effort against the Bulls on Wednesday if they want to win the game.
- 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Central.
- 11-5 ATS in their last 16 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400.
- 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Northwest.
- 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games playing on 2 day’s rest