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Raptors visit Bulls in NBA clash

Toronto RaptorsChicago Bulls
13-15December 31, 2013, 08:00 | United Center12-17



The Bulls will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Raptors tip off at United Center on Tuesday in NBA play.

This season the Bulls are 12-17 overall and 11-18 ATS against the number, while the Raptors are 13-15 and 14-14 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Chicago is 12-17 on the OU, and Toronto is 17-11.

View Toronto Raptors vs Chicago Bulls Odds and Stats.

This game pits the Bulls, currently No. 25 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Raptors, who rate No. 15 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 89-87 victory for the Raptors.

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In their last action, Toronto was a 115-100 winner at home against the Knicks. They covered the 6.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (215) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Kyle Lowry went off for 32 points and added 8 rebounds leading Toronto to a 115-100 win over New York on Saturday at Air Canada Centre.

The Bulls were a 95-91 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Grizzlies. They covered the 5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (186) made winners of OVER bettors. The Grizzlies were burned for 26 points by Jimmy Butler on Monday as the Bulls picked up a 95-91 win at FedExForum.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Chicago's No. 8-rated squad against Toronto's No. 15-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Chicago rates No. 28 in the league with 5.48 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 14 with 7.75 per outing.

A few Raptors at Bulls trends to consider:
Toronto is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Toronto's last 13 games
Toronto is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Chicago is 2-5-1 SU in its last 8 games
Chicago is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Chicago is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago's last 5 games at home


Next up:
Toronto home to Indiana, Wednesday, January 1st
Chicago home to Boston, Thursday, January 2nd

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