Bulls vs. Raptors Prediction
Will the Toronto Raptors be able to keep their hopes of the top seed in the East alive tonight when they play host to the Chicago Bulls at 7:30PM ET?
561 Chicago Bulls vs. 562 Toronto Raptors
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
7:30PM ET – Scotiabank Arena
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Raptors are the clear favorite in this game, as they are getting odds of -13.5 points against the Bulls. The over/under total is listed at 220 points. The public betting for this game currently has 67 percent going on Toronto at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Bulls end brief win streak
The Chicago Bulls had their 2-game win streak come to an end on Saturday in a 114-83 loss at home to Utah. The Bulls are 21-53 overall, 12-24 on the road, 33-40-1 against the spread and 38-34-2 with the under.
Chicago is struggling on offense, averaging just 105.3 points per game while shooting 45.4 percent as a team. Defensively, the Bulls are giving up 113.2 points per game while opponents shoot 47.1 percent against them. Injuries have piled up for the Bulls as Zach LaVine and Otto Porter Jr. are both out today and Kris Dunn is doubtful. Those three combine for over 50 points per game. Lauri Markkanen is the team leader right now with 18.9 points and 9.0 rebounds per game.
Raptors losing grip for first
Toronto has dropped its last two games at home to the Thunder and the Hornets. The Raptors are now 4 games behind Milwaukee for first in the East. The Raptors are now 51-23 on the season, 39-9 at home, 32-42 against the spread and 41-31-2 with the over.
The Raptors are averaging 114.1 points per game on offense this season while shooting 47.3 percent as a team while the defense is giving up 108.8 points per game while allowing 45.1 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is leading the team with 27.2 points and 7.5 rebounds per game while Pascal Siakam is adding 16.8 points and 6.9 rebounds per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Bulls are 9-4 against the spread in their last 13 road games, but just 1-6-1 ATS in their last eight games on two days of rest.
The Raptors are 3-8 against the spread in their last 11 conference games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 home games.
Toronto hasn’t been healthy often as of late, but the Raptors seem to be fully ready to go today against a Chicago team that isn’t good at full health, and the Bulls are really beat up right now. Toronto has won the two meetings with the Bulls already this season and I think they cruise to a third win today. Chicago just doesn’t have the bodies to compete tonight.
NBA Prediction: Toronto Raptors -13.5