Bulls vs. Raptors Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Raptors are listed as an 11-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 203 points.
Chicago comes in with a 2-6 record after a 96-90 overtime loss at home versus the Pelicans. Toronto is 5-4 after a 107-96 home loss to the Wizards. The Raptors already have a home win over the Bulls this season, winning 117-100 back on Oct. 19. Chicago had won eight of the previous nine meetings straight up and covered the spread all nine times. The total has gone over in nine of the last 10 meetings.
In the loss to New Orleans, Justin Holiday led the way with 18 points and nine rebounds. Lauri Markkanen contributed 14 points, seven boards and four assists. Denzel Valentine had 16 points, six rebounds and three assists off the bench. Robin Lopez added 14 points and nine boards. Chicago was outscored 13-7 in overtime.
DeMar DeRozan paced the Raptors with 26 points in the loss to Washington. Norman Powell scored 19 points, while Delon Wright added 11 points off the bench. Toronto trailed 62-46 at halftime.
Chicago is 7-1 ATS in the last eight meetings in Toronto. The over is 10-1 in the last 11 meetings.
The Raptors already have a decisive win over the lowly Bulls and will want to rebound from the poor performance versus the Wizards. We like the hosts here to win in a rout.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: TORONTO RAPTORS -11