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Chicago Bulls vs Toronto Raptors in NBA odds tilt

Toronto RaptorsChicago Bulls
8-13December 14, 2013, 08:00 | United Center9-12



Chicago will look to improve on its 9-12 record on Saturday when they host Toronto in NBA odds action at United Center.

The Bulls bring a 9-12 record (7-14 ATS) to the battle against the 8-13 Raptors, who are 9-12 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Chicago go 9-12 so far and the Raptors go 13-8. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 20-rated Bulls and the No. 12-rated Raptors in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 90-88 win for the Bulls on Saturday.

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Toronto won its last outing, a 108-100 result against the 76ers on December 13. The Raptors covered in that game as a 7-point favorite, while the 208 combined points took the game OVER the total. DeMar DeRozan went off for 27 points and added 5 rebounds leading Toronto over Philadelphia, 108-100, on Friday at Air Canada Centre.

The Bulls were a 91-90 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Bucks. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (181) made winners of OVER bettors. The Bulls got a 21-point performance from Joakim Noah, who added 18 rebounds as Chicago ran past Milwaukee 91-90 on Friday at Bradley Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Chicago's No. 28-ranked offense, averaging 92.29 PPG, against a Raptors defense that ranks No. 14 at 99.33 PPG. The Bulls field goal percentage has averaged 42.34% so far, less than the Raptors shooters have achieved on the year, 43.12% per game.

Next up:
Toronto home to Charlotte, Wednesday, December 18th
Chicago home to Orlando, Monday, December 16th

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