Basketball action is coming at us thick & fast, and we’re still here at TSFJ bringing a weekly betting tip for a selected matchup! This week, we’re focusing on a cross-conference clash that sees the Chicago Bulls travel to Portland to face the Trail Blazers. Who will get an important win tonight?
It’s been a rollercoaster to start the season for the Portland Trail Blazers, who currently find themselves with seven wins & eight losses at this stage of their campaign. In their season opener, the Trail Blazers got off to a disappointing start, losing 121-124 to the Sacramento Kings. However, they bounced back immediately with a 134-105 win against the Phoenix Suns in game two. With very back-and-forth results, Portland are struggling to gain a run of winning form. In their latest matchup, against the Toronto Raptors, the Trail Blazers won 118-113. Now, they’ll be hoping to secure a win against the Bulls to have won two on the bounce, and will hope to push for a longer streak.
The Chicago Bulls have had a contrasting start to the new season to their upcoming opponents, and currently find themselves second in the Eastern Conference. In their first matchup of the season, against the Detroit Pistons, the Bulls came away with a 94-88 victory. Then, with confidence and momentum, the Bulls won their first four games to open their campaign strong. However, a 103-104 loss to the New York Knicks unfortunately stopped their winning streak at four. Since, Chicago have had some impressive wins, both at home & on the road (including a 121-103 in LA against the Lakers in their latest match). Now, they travel to Portland in an eagerly-awaited matchup.
According to the bookmakers, it’s surprising to see that the Portland Trail Blazers are favorites heading into the matchup. Despite the form, the majority of bookies are tipping Portland to win tonight. As things stand, per BetMGM, the odds are as follows:
Portland Trail Blazers: -120
Chicago Bulls: +100
There’s not much in it, and the odds could change between now and the jump ball. However, if you’re looking to bet on the upcoming encounter, then now you can! Almost every US online sportsbook is now offering odds for today’s games, including Trail Blazers vs Bulls.
When it comes to our very own TSFJ tips, we’re going against the bookies & predicting that it will be the Chicago Bulls that take the win in tonight’s matchup. With that said, we think it’s going to be a very close matchup, which is why our betting tips & predictions include some small winning margins.
With FanDuel’s sportsbook – one of the leading US online betting sites around today – you can find plenty of markets & odds available for this match. You can find odds for the Bulls to win by 1-5 points at +420, as well as the Bulls to win by 6-10 points at +550! We think they are two selections with very generous odds, and that’s our latest NBA betting tip!
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