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Bulls visit Raptors in hoops battle

Chicago BullsToronto Raptors
March 21, 7:00 PM | Air Canada Centre

Chicago Bulls vs Toronto Raptors Odds

38-10TEAM RECORD15-31

The Raptors will hit the floor running against the visiting Chicago Bulls on Wednesday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Raptors sport records of 15-31 and 26-19-1 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Bulls sit at 38-10 and 28-19-1 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 20-24-2 for the Raptors and 26-22 for the Bulls.

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Bulls before tip-off in this one will find them as 7-point favorites, while the total sits at 186.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Raptors, currently No. 24 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Bulls, who rate No. 1 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 102-89 victory for the Bulls.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Toronto's No. 27-ranked offense, averaging 90.9 PPG, against a Bulls defense that ranks No. 2 at 88.6 PPG. The Raptors field goal percentage has averaged 44% so far, less than the Bulls shooters have achieved on the year, 45.9% per game.

Defensively, the Bulls feature the league's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 89.5 points per game. Toronto, meanwhile, comes in at No. 26 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Chicago, they were an 85-59 winner as they battled the Magic on the road. The Bulls covered in the match as a 2-point underdog, while 144 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Chicago cruised to victory on Monday, running Orlando out of the gym and running up an 85-59 score at Amway Center.

In their last action, Toronto was a 106-87 loser on the road against the Knicks. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (193) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Raptors endured a 106-87 loss at the hands of the Knicks on Tuesday, despite a 17-point effort from DeMar DeRozan at Madison Square Garden.

Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Toronto are 7-3
After playing Orlando are 5-5
After a win are 8-2

Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing New York are 4-6
After playing New York are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

A few Bulls at Raptors trends to consider:
Chicago is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Chicago is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games
Chicago is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto's last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing at home against Chicago
Toronto is 15-7-1 ATS in its last 23 games

Next up:
Chicago home to Toronto, Saturday, March 24
Toronto home to New York, Friday, March 23

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