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Bulls vs Raptors NBA Game Preview

Chicago Bulls Toronto Raptors
3-3 November 15, 2013, 07:00 | Air Canada Centre 4-5



The Bulls will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Raptors in Toronto at Air Canada Centre on Friday in NBA action.

Supporters of the Bulls have seen them go 3-3 and 2-4 ATS so far this season, while the Raptors are at 4-5 and 5-4 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Raptors are 5-4, while the Bulls are 2-4.

View Chicago Bulls vs Toronto Raptors Odds and Stats.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Raptors rated this week at No. 13 and the Bulls sitting at No. 12. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 89-88 result in favor of the Raptors today.

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Last time out for Chicago, they were a 96-81 winner as they battled the Cavaliers at home. The Bulls covered in the match as an 8.5-point favorite, while 177 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Carlos Boozer scored 17 points leading the Bulls to a 96-81 victory over Cleveland at United Center on Monday.

In their last action, Toronto was a 103-87 winner on the road against the Grizzlies. They covered the 6.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (190) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Toronto got 23 points from Rudy Gay en route to a 103-87 victory over Memphis on Wednesday at FedExForum.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Toronto's No. 11-rated squad against Chicago's No. 8-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Toronto rates No. 19 in the league with 7.11 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 29 with 4.17 per outing.

A few Bulls at Raptors trends to consider:
Chicago is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
Chicago is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago's last 5 games
Chicago is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Toronto is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Toronto is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games
Toronto is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home


Next up:
Chicago home to Indiana, Saturday, November 16th
Toronto home to Portland, Sunday, November 17th