NBA betting favors the Blazers at home in this matchup and it makes sense since Portland has won seven of the last ten at home against the Bulls. Here is a look at some numbers to consider for this matchup between Chicago and Portland.
Basketball betting had Portland sweeping the series against the Bulls the last two seasons. Chicago was humiliated in Portland last season 116-74 in NBA betting. It was the worst loss ever for the Bulls in this series. Last year it was Travis Outlaw leading the Blazers averaging 21 points per game. Brandon Roy averaged 15.5 points per game.
Chicago is 6-6 straight up but a poor 4-8 against the basketball betting odds. The Bulls are a poor 2-5 against the NBA betting lines on the road and that does not bode well for their chances at Chicago. The Bulls are playing solid defense as they rank in the Top 10 in fewest points allowed but they are struggling to score points as they are 27th in the league.
Portland is 10-5 straight up and 9-6 in basketball betting. The Blazers at home this season are only 4-3 against the basketball betting pointspread so laying points with them is a little dicey. The Blazers are #1 in the league in fewest points allowed but they also have struggled somewhat on offense so this basketball betting game could be low scoring on Monday.
Chicago has done well against the Western Conference in NBA betting. They are 14-3-1 ATS in their last 18 vs. the Western Conference. The problem for the Bulls in basketball betting is that they are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games and they have not done very well at Portland in recent seasons.
Portland is 7-3 vs. the basketball betting lines in their last 10 games overall. The Blazers are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 home games. They have struggled against the Eastern Conference though as they are 1-4 in basketball betting in their last 5 games vs. the East.
Five of the last six Chicago games have gone under the basketball betting total. Seven of the last eight Portland home games have gone under the total. Four of the last five meetings in this basketball betting series have gone over.