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Oct 25, 2021

NBA Predictions: This week's biggest NBA matches

This week's NBA games

Utah Jazz at Chicago Bulls predictions

Portland Trail Blazers at Charlotte Hornets predictions

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NBA Predictions: This week's biggest NBA matches

Inform your NBA predictions ahead of this week's biggest matches with Pinnacle's weekly update, including analysis, team news, and the latest odds.

The season may be in the early stages but there have still been one or two surprising results, with the Chicago Bulls enjoying an early visit to the top of the Eastern Conference standings.

Utah Jazz at Chicago Bulls predictions

The United Center will host Chicago's encounter against the Utah Jazz this week as the former try to continue their impressive start to the new season.

Billy Donovan's team have made a blistering start to the campaign, winning their first three matches, with the Bulls beating the Detroit Pistons twice, while the New Orleans Pelicans were also no match for them.

The Bulls finished 11th in the Eastern Conference last season, but they will hope they have enough quality to get past the Utah Jazz, who have also kept an unbeaten record so far.

Oklahoma City Thunder and Sacramento Kings were unable to stop the Jazz recording relatively comfortable victories, and they will fancy their chances when they travel to Chicago.

The Jazz have won the last five matchups between the two sides, and if they can keep Chicago star Zach LaVine quiet, they should have too much for their opponents.

Portland Trail Blazers at Charlotte Hornets predictions

Chauncey Billups' Portland Trail Blazers will make the trip to Charlotte this week as the two teams prepare to do battle at the Spectrum Center in North Carolina.

The Trail Blazers have made a respectable start to the new season, bouncing back from their defeat to Sacramento to overcome the Phoenix Suns. 

CJ McCollum was influential in both of those games, and his 28 points last week helped them beat the Suns 134-105. The Trail Blazers made it to the first round of the playoffs, but Denver outclassed them, and they will look to prove it was no fluke this season.

Sadly for Portland, Charlotte have started the new season with a spring in their step, and they are 3-0 after beating the Indiana Pacers, Cleveland Cavaliers and Brooklyn Nets.

That win over Brooklyn was a huge statement, with many believing the Nets are the leading candidates to win the NBA Championship this season.

Charlotte's Miles Bridges comes into the match in good form, scoring 62 points in his last two appearances, and he should lead the Hornets to victory.

Atlanta Hawks at Philadelphia 76ers predictions

This weekend, a close game is expected as two Eastern Conference sides meet at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The 76ers will welcome Atlanta Hawks to town, with just three places separating the two sides in the table.

The Hawks have only played two matches, and they were unable to build on their win over the Dallas Mavericks when losing to the Cavaliers last time out.

Cleveland are the rank outsiders to win the NBA Championship, so the 76ers will hope they can add to Atlanta's woes.

After topping the Eastern Conference standings, Doc Rivers' team reached the conference semi-finals, losing to the Hawks, who eventually succumbed to the Milwaukee Bucks in the conference finals.

The Hawks have got the better of the 76ers in three of the last four meetings, and fans should look forward to a high-scoring battle, which looks like it could just go to the Hawks.

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