Raptors vs. Bulls Prediction

NBA Predictions: Are Raptors a Bad Bet to Cover vs. Bulls? 1/3/18

Are the Toronto Raptors a bad bet to cover the point spread tonight as a road favorite versus the Chicago Bulls at 8:00 p.m. ET?

WHO ODDSMAKERS LIKE: Toronto. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Bulls are 5.5-point home underdogs to pull off the upset tonight against the Raptors, who opened as 4.5-point road favorites before the line moved. The total, meanwhile, hit the board at 215.5 before jumping to 216.

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WHO PUBLIC BETTORS LIKE: Toronto. As of Wednesday afternoon, the Raptors are receiving 53% of the betting tickets and 71% of the money.

INJURY REPORT: As of this writing, no player is listed on Toronto’s injury report. As for Chicago, Zach LaVine (knee) is out for the Bulls and so is Cameron Payne (foot). Nikola Mirotic, meanwhile, is questionable with a back injury.

OUR PREDICTION: Chicago. The Raptors are just 3-14 against the spread in their last 17 games versus the Bulls and are winless at 0-6 at the betting window in their last six games in Chicago. The underdog, meanwhile, is 7-1 against the spread in the last eight meetings between these two teams.

The Bulls, meanwhile, are 9-1 against the spread in their last 10 games playing on one day of rest, are 7-1 against the number in their last eight home games, and are 8-0 at the betting window in their last eight opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous contest.



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