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Chicago Bulls vs Toronto Raptors in NBA odds tilt

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Jan 14, 8:00 PM | United Center

Toronto Raptors vs Chicago Bulls Odds

4-8TEAM RECORD11-2

Chicago looks to cover the Bulls-Raptors pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 11-2 mark when they host Toronto in NBA action.

Chicago battles the Raptors, currently with a 4-8 mark (6-6 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 5-8 for the Bulls and 4-8 for the Raptors.

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Raptors before tip-off in this one will find them as 12.5-point underdogs, while the total sits at 177.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bulls - Raptors odds would favor the Bulls if the lines were set according to power ranks. Chicago is rated No. 4 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Raptors sit at No. 17. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 100-85 win for the Bulls.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Chicago's No. 1-rated squad against Toronto's No. 19-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Chicago rates No. 18 in the league with 5.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 21 with 5.6 per outing.

Defensively, the Raptors feature the league's No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 95.3 points per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 25 in the league in scoring at home.

The Raptors were a 95-90 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Pacers. They covered the 5.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (185) made winners of OVER bettors. DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points in a failed effort to lead the Raptors to victory (they lost 95-90 to Indiana at Air Canada Centre on Friday).

The Bulls were an 88-79 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Celtics. They covered the 1-point spread as favorites, while the total score (167) made winners of UNDER bettors. Derrick Rose went off for 25 points and added 4 rebounds leading Chicago over Boston, 88-79, on Friday at TD Garden.

Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Atlanta are 2-8
After playing Indiana are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Memphis are 6-4
After playing Boston are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

A few Raptors at Bulls trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing Chicago
Toronto is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 5 games at home
Chicago is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
Chicago is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games at home
Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Toronto

Next up:
Toronto at Atlanta, Monday, January 16
Chicago at Memphis, Monday, January 16

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