Bulls vs. Raptors Prediction
Can the Toronto Raptors roll to a lopsided win over the Chicago Bulls when the two teams meet up tonight at 6PM ET?
553 Chicago Bulls vs. 554 Toronto Raptors
Sunday, December 30, 2018
6PM ET – Scotiabank Arena
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Raptors are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -10 points against the Bulls. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 207.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 65 percent going on the Raptors 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 finding success
The Chicago Bulls are finally finding some success, as they have won three of their last four games, including a 101-92 win at Washington on Friday. The Bulls are 10-26 on the season, 5-12 on the road, 17-19 against the spread and 23-12-1 with the under.
On the year, the Bulls are putting up 100.7 points per game while shooting just 44.4 percent from the field. Defensively, the team is giving up 109.7 points per game while opponents shoot 45.6 percent from the floor. Jabari Parker is out indefinitely due to an illness. He averages 15.2 points per game. Zach LaVine is leading the team with 23.9 points and 4.6 assists per game while Lauri Markkanen is adding 17.2 points and 7.3 rebounds per contest.
The Raptors are coming off a 116-87 loss at Orlando on Friday and they have lost two of their last three while failing to cover in three straight. Toronto is 26-11 on the season, 13-4 at home, 16-21 against the spread and 21-16 with the over.
Toronto is putting up 113.4 points per game on offense while shooting 47.5 percent from the field. Defensively, the Raptors are giving up 107.7 points per game while opponents shoot 45.1 percent from the field. The Raptors are without Jonas Valanciunas (thumb) and Kyle Lowry (back) tonight due to injury. Kawhi Leonard is leading the team with 26.7 points and 8.3 rebounds per game while Serge Ibaka is adding 16.4 points and 7.3 rebounds per game.
NBA Betting Trends
The Bulls are 5-1 against the spread in their last six Sunday games, but 1-5 ATS in their last six games following a win.
The Raptors are 2-7 against the spread in their last nine games against Central Division opponents and 2-5 ATS in their last seven home games.
The Raptors are feeling the impact of their injuries right now, as they have struggled to pull away in wins and getting run off the floor by other teams. Chicago is playing with a little momentum right now, but the Bulls haven’t faced the best competition as of late. Still, they have won their last two road games and I think they will give this short-handed Toronto team a run for their money tonight.
NBA Prediction: Chicago Bulls +10