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Chicago BullsToronto Raptors
27-25February 19, 2014, 07:00 | Air Canada Centre29-24



The visiting Bulls hope to send their backers to the pay window on Wednesday as they look to cover the spread at Air Canada Centre against the Raptors.

Supporters of the Bulls have seen them go 27-25 and 25-27 ATS so far this season, while the Raptors are at 29-24 and 32-20-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Raptors are 27-26, while the Bulls are 20-32.

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Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Raptors as -4-point Favorite on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed earler at 183, but may be on the move at Bovada and other top sites.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 7-rated Bulls taking on the No. 3-rated Raptors in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 91-88 win for the Raptors on Wednesday.

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In their last action, Chicago was a 92-76 winner at home against the Nets. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (168) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Bulls grabbed a 92-76 win over the Nets on Thursday, behind a 16-point effort from Taj Gibson at United Center.

Toronto was a 103-93 winner in its last match on the road against the Wizards. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 196 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Washington was victimized for 24 points and 10 assists by Kyle Lowry as the Raptors defeated the Wizards 103-93 in NBA action on Tuesday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bulls rank No. 9 in the league with 44.81 per game. That compares with Toronto’s No. 14 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Toronto is the NBA’s No. 8-ranked team at 8.36 per game, while the Bulls rate No. 28 with 5.87 per contest.

A few Bulls at Raptors trends to consider:
Chicago is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chicago's last 10 games
Chicago is 10-4 ATS in its last 14 games on the road
Toronto is 9-2-1 ATS in its last 12 games at home
Toronto is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games at home
Toronto is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Chicago
Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Chicago


Next up:
Chicago home to Denver, Friday, February 21st
Toronto home to Cleveland, Friday, February 21st

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