Chicago Bulls vs. Portland Trail Blazers Friday Game Preview, TV Schedule, and Betting Lines

By Dave Daniels
Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Bulls are not favored in this one after playing last night, and you can bet that the Portland Trail Blazers (-3.5) will try to build up a quick lead in the first. The Bulls have been slowing working their way back into rhythm though and it will be interesting to see if Derrick Rose can start to hit about half of his shots. His coach likes the effort lately.

“It was a tough, hard-fought game and I liked that Derrick showed a lot of perseverance. He had timely buckets late,” coach Tom Thibodeau said after Wednesday’s win.

Rose’ jump shot has looked much improved this season, and in particular that three point shot seems to be falling a lot more for him lately. If that remains consistent then you can bet that he will be a perennial
All Star in the coming years.

The Blazers have a quality team though and my money would be on these guys at home. Power forward LaMarcus Aldridge could end up not retiring as a Blazer, but for the moment he is still killing for them and doing quite well along with point guard Damian Lillard.

Here is the TV schedule for this game, and you can bet I DVRed the Bulls games last night on TNT. Cannot wait to settle in and watch that one commercial free.

TV: CSN-Chicago, Northwest, DTV: 665, 765, 766.

Thanks for reading folks, one more preview coming this morning and then be sure to check out my Rant Sports Prep content later tonight.

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