Toronto Raptors at Chicago Bulls Betting Prediction 03/30/19

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The Toronto Raptors (53-23) will travel to the United Center to meet the Chicago Bulls (21-55). The game can be seen on WGN Channel 9 at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, March 30, 2019.

Toronto Raptors at Chicago Bulls ATS Odds

In the Raptors’ last outing, they won big over the New York Knicks, 117-92, comfortably covering as 10-point favorites. The Bulls, on the other hand, were blown out by the Portland Trail Blazers, 118-98, and were not able to cover as 9-point underdogs. The Toronto game went 10.5 points under the projected point total of 219.5, while the Chicago game hit the projected point total of 216.

The Raptors forced 16 turnovers and held the Knicks to an effective field goal percentage of 0.400 (below their season average of 0.489). Chicago, on the other hand, had an offensive rebounding percentage of 30.8 (above their season average of 19.2). Chicago rallied around Shaquille Harrison, who contributed 21 points and 10 rebounds. Pascal Siakam was a key piece for Toronto with 31 points, five rebounds and five assists.

In their three matchups this season, the Raptors have won all three. The two teams combined for 215 points in their most recent game, which was just under the projected point total of 219. Toronto won 112-103 but was unable to cover as a 15-point favorite. The Raptors’ 13.9 turnover percentage was their biggest advantage over the Bulls, who had a mark of 16.0. Kawhi Leonard was a top performer in the victory, with 14 points, six steals and five assists.

Games involving the Raptors have typically finished over the projected point total (55.3 percent). Toronto has a solid 53-23 straight up (SU) record, but they are just 33-41-2 against the spread (ATS).

Contrary to Toronto, just over half of Bulls games have finished under the total. Further, Chicago owns records of 21-55 SU and 34-40-2 ATS.

Chicago might struggle to put up points as they go head-to-head against one of the league’s best defenses. Toronto ranks fourth in defensive efficiency, while the Bulls rank 29th in offensive efficiency.

Toronto Raptors vs. Chicago Bulls Odds Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Raptors, ATS Winner – Raptors, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • The Raptors rank ninth in steals per game (8.3) while the Bulls rank 14th in steals allowed per game (7.5).
  • Toronto ranks sixth in blocks allowed per game (4.5) while Chicago ranks 27th (5.6).
  • The Raptors rank fourth in fast break points per game (18.7) while the Bulls rank 17th (12.0).
  • Toronto ranks 20th in second chance points per game (12.8) while Chicago ranks last (10.8).
  • Toronto ranks 17th in rebounds per game (45.1) while Chicago ranks 25th (42.7).
  • The Raptors rank 11th in three pointers attempted per game (33.6) while the Bulls rank 27th (26.1).
  • The Raptors average 17.6 points off turnovers per game, which ranks eighth in the NBA. The Bulls rank 17th in points off turnovers allowed per game (16.8).
  • Toronto ranks 13th in assists per game (25.2) while Chicago ranks 27th (22.1).
  • Chicago is 8-5 when they hold opponents under 100 points, while Toronto is 14-1.
  • The Raptors are 50-17 when they reach the century mark, while the Bulls are 17-34.
  • Toronto is 17-19-1 ATS on the road, while Chicago is 14-24 ATS at home.
  • The Raptors have 22 overs and 15 unders in 37 road games.
  • In 38 home games, the Bulls have 22 unders, 15 overs and 1 push.

Bettings Trends:

  • The Bulls are 3-2 ATS over their last five games, while the Raptors are 2-3.
  • In their last five games, Chicago has 3 unders, 1 over and 1 push, while Toronto has 2 overs, 2 unders and 1 push.
  • The Bulls’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 7.8, down from 8.1 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Raptors have scored an average of 115.0 points per game (0.8 above their season average) and allowed an average of 108.0 points per game (0.5 below their season average).