Bulls host Raptors in basketball action
Toronto Raptors vs Chicago Bulls Odds
United Center features an NBA battle between the host Chicago Bulls and the visiting Toronto Raptors in betting action on Tuesday.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Bulls are 42-34 so far on the season, and 34-42 ATS vs. the number. The Raptors, meanwhile, are 29-48 and 36-40-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Chicago go 33-43 and the Raptors go 39-38 on the totals.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 12-rated Bulls and the No. 23-rated Raptors in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 96-93 win for the Bulls on Tuesday.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Raptors rank No. 28 in the league with 40.1 per game. That compares with Chicago’s No. 9 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Chicago is the NBA’s No. 29-ranked team at 5.1 per game, while the Raptors rate No. 15 with 6.9 per contest.
Defensively, the Raptors feature the league's No. 22-rated defense on the road, giving up 102.7 points per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 30 in the league in scoring at home.
Toronto lost its last outing, a 100-83 result against the Bucks on April 6. The Raptors failed to cover in that game as a 5.5-point underdog, while the 183 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Toronto suffered a 100-83 loss against Milwaukee on Saturday, getting 14 points from Alan Anderson in a losing effort at Bradley Center.
The Bulls were a 99-85 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Pistons. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (184) made winners of UNDER bettors. Chicago got 21 points and 10 rebounds from Carlos Boozer in a losing cause in a 99-85 loss to Detroit on Sunday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Chicago are 2-8
After playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing New York are 7-3
After playing Detroit are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4
A few Raptors at Bulls trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto's last 8 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games
Toronto is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Toronto is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games
Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Toronto
Toronto home to Chicago, Friday, April 12
Chicago home to New York, Thursday, April 11