The Chicago Bulls haven’t been the most consistent team in the NBA this season, but they have been great in one particular area over the years: beating the Toronto Raptors. The Bulls have beaten Toronto in 11 straight contests while covering the spread each time and will look to make it 12 tonight when they travel north of the border. Sportsbooks opened the Raps as 6.5-point home favorites with a total of 203.
– Shark Bites
- The total has gone UNDER in seven of the Raptors’ last 10 games as favorite.
- The Raptors are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games after losing the previous game in a matchup.
- The Bulls are 2-7 SU in their last nine games after winning as an underdog.
Prior to the weekend the Bulls fell out of the eighth seed in the East thanks to losses in seven of their last eight, but a 95-86 win over the Utah Jazz turned the momentum around. The Bulls sit one game behind the Detroit Pistons and Miami Heat for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
Toronto suffered a big blow when starting point guard Kyle Lowry went down for the remainder of the season with a wrist injury, and the team has struggled to make up for his efficient 3-point shooting. But in Sunday’s 116-91 drubbing of the Indiana Pacers, the Dinos went 12 of 27 from beyond the arc, led by DeMarre Carroll’s 4-for-5 effort.
Raptors big man Jonas Valanciunas has been red-hot lately, as the Lithuanian has recorded a double-double in five of his last seven games.
The OVER has been a sizzling wager in this series, with eight of the last nine clashes between the squads going OVER the total.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Sports bettors looking to pick the Toronto Raptors as their prediction for this matchup, they were listed earlier as -6.5-point favorites on the betting odds board at Bovada. Those betting on the total over/under for points scored have seen that line set at 203 for Tuesday at shops such as MyBookie.
Odds – Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 106-93 victory for the Raptors. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.
Chicago Bulls vs Toronto Raptors Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Toronto Raptors bring a 41-29 record (38-31-1 ATS) to the battle against the 33-37 Chicago Bulls, who are 34-36 ATS. Fans OVER/UNDER betting have seen Toronto Raptors go 37-32-1 so far and the Chicago Bulls go 28-42. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs Chicago injuries news.
This game matches up the No. 11 (Toronto Raptors) and the No. 24 (Bulls) teams in the league, according to our current NBA betting Power Rankings at Odds – Shark.
The game also pits Toronto’s No. 10-ranked offense averaging 106.93 PPG, against a Chicago Bulls defense that ranks No. 8 at 103.14 PPG. The Toronto Raptors field goal percentage has averaged 46.12% so far, more than the Chicago Bulls shooters have achieved on the year, 43.99% per game.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Jimmy Butler scored 23 points leading the Bulls to a 95-86 victory over Utah at United Center on Saturday.
The battle between the Raptors and Pacers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Indiana was handed a 116-91 defeat on Sunday at Air Canada Centre.
- Chicago is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
- Chicago is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chicago’s last 10 games
- Chicago is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
- The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Toronto’s last 16 games
- Toronto is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
- Toronto is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
- Toronto is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Chicago
Next Betting Matchups
Chicago home to Detroit, Wednesday, March 22nd
Toronto at Miami, Thursday, March 23rd