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Bulls visit Raptors in NBA clash

Chicago BullsToronto Raptors
Feb 23, 7:00 PM | Air Canada Centre

Chicago Bulls vs Toronto Raptors Odds

38-16TEAM RECORD15-42

The Raptors hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Wednesday as the Bulls pay a visit to Air Canada Centre in NBA betting action.

The Raptors currently sports a record of 15-42, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 24-31-2 ATS. The Bulls are 38-16 and 33-20-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Raptors post a 27-30 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Bulls have gone 22-32 against the number.

View Chicago vs Toronto Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks have set the Raptors as 8.5-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed at 199, but may be on the move.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Raptors at No. 28 and the Bulls at No. 4 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 105-93 result in favor of the Bulls.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bulls rank No. 2 in the league with 44 per game. That compares with Toronto’s No. 22 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Toronto is the NBA’s No. 29-ranked team at 4.3 per game, while the Bulls rate No. 18 with 5.9 per contest.

Defensively, the Bulls feature the league's No. 5-rated defense on the road, allowing 95.4 points per game. Toronto, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 in the league in scoring at home.

Chicago won its last outing, a 109-99 result against the Spurs on February 17. The Bulls covered in that game as a 2-point favorite, while the 208 combined points took the game OVER the total. Chicago got 42 points from Derrick Rose en route to a 109-99 victory over San Antonio on Thursday at United Center.

Last time out for Toronto, they were a 114-101 loser as they battled the Bobcats on the road. The Raptors failed to cover in the match as a 6.5-point underdog, while 215 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Toronto got 19 points from Sonny Weems but lost anyway 114-101 against the Bobcats on Tuesday at Time Warner Cable Arena.

Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Miami are 5-5
After playing San Antonio are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Phoenix are 5-5
After playing Charlotte are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

A few Bulls at Raptors trends to consider:
Chicago is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games
Chicago is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Chicago is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games when playing on the road against Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing Chicago
Toronto is 6-12 ATS in its last 18 games at home
Toronto is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games when playing at home against Chicago
Toronto is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Chicago

Next up:
Chicago home to Miami, Thursday, February 24
Toronto home to Phoenix, Friday, February 25

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