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Chicago Bulls vs Toronto Raptors Odds
Air Canada Centre will feature Raptors vs. Bulls action on Friday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.
The Raptors sport records of 30-48 and 37-40-1 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Bulls sit at 43-35 and 35-43 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 40-38 for the Raptors and 35-43 for the Bulls. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 23-rated Raptors and the No. 12-ranked Bulls, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 96-93 result in favor of the Bulls.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Toronto's No. 16-ranked offense, averaging 96.8 PPG, against a Bulls defense that ranks No. 3 at 92.8 PPG. The Raptors field goal percentage has averaged 44.4% so far, more than the Bulls shooters have achieved on the year, 43.6% per game.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Bulls own the league's No. 4-rated mark, allowing 94.8 points per game when playing on the road. Toronto, on the other hand, rates No. 21 in scoring on their home court.
The Bulls were a 118-111 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Knicks. They covered the 4-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (229) made winners of OVER bettors. Nate Robinson poured in 35 points for Chicago on Thursday, as they defeated New York 118-111 at United Center.
Toronto was a 101-98 winner in its last match on the road against the Bulls. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 199 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Raptors grabbed a 101-98 win over the Bulls on Tuesday, behind a 20-point effort from DeMar DeRozan at United Center.
Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Miami are 7-3
After playing New York are 6-4
After a win are 4-6
Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Brooklyn are 3-7
After playing Chicago are 6-4
After a win are 3-7
A few Bulls at Raptors trends to consider:
Chicago is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Toronto
Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Chicago's last 9 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Toronto's last 9 games when playing Chicago
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Toronto's last 12 games
Toronto is 7-15 ATS in its last 22 games
Chicago at Miami, Sunday, April 14
Toronto home to Brooklyn, Sunday, April 14