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Bulls face Raptors: NBA odds preview

Chicago BullsToronto Raptors
Jan 16, 7:00 PM | Air Canada Centre

Chicago Bulls vs Toronto Raptors Odds

21-15TEAM RECORD14-24

The Raptors will be trying to slam the Bulls on Wednesday when the teams tip off at Air Canada Centre in NBA betting action.

Toronto will face the 21-15 Bulls, who own a 14-22 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Raptors are 19-19 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Bulls are 14-22 favoring the OVER.

View Chicago vs Toronto Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Raptors installed as 2.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 185.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Raptors sit at No. 23 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Bulls are at No. 8 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Bulls will win this game 97-93.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Toronto's No. 14-ranked offense (96.8 PPG) against a Bulls defense that ranks No. 3 at 91.4 PPG. The Raptors have averaged 43.8% from the field per game, less than the Bulls have managed so far this season (43.9% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Bulls own the league's No. 4-rated mark, allowing 94.3 points per game when playing on the road. Toronto, on the other hand, rates No. 16 in scoring on their home court.

The Bulls were a 97-58 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Hawks. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (155) made winners of UNDER bettors. Atlanta was run off the court by the Bulls on Monday as Chicago blasted the Hawks 97-58 at United Center.

Toronto lost its last outing, a 113-106 result against the Nets on January 15. The Raptors earned a push in that game as a 7-point underdog, while the 219 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Raptors got 21 points from Kyle Lowry, but it was Brooklyn that prevailed in a 113-106 final on Tuesday at Barclays Center.

Chicago Bulls Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Atlanta are 8-2
After a win are 4-6

Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After playing Brooklyn are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

A few Bulls at Raptors trends to consider:
Chicago is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Toronto
Chicago is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Chicago is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chicago's last 7 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Toronto's last 12 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 7 games when playing Chicago
Toronto is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home
Toronto is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games

Next up:
Chicago at Boston, Friday, January 18
Toronto at Philadelphia, Friday, January 18

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