Toronto Raptors vs. Chicago Bulls - 3/25/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Bulls (43-29) at Toronto Raptors (42-28)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Air Canada Centre)
The Line: Toronto Raptors -2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Chicago Bulls travel to the Air Canada Center to take on the Toronto Raptors on NBA Wednesday.
The Chicago Bulls have won three of their last four and will be looking to build on Monday's 98-86 win over the Hornets. Nikola Mirotic led the way with 28 points, Pau Gasol added 27 points while Aaron Brooks added 13 points and 10 assists as the Bulls locked down on defense in a 50-37 second half and improved to 43-29 on the season. Most importantly, Jimmy Butler returned to the court and had himself 19 points while playing 40 minutes which is a major boost for the Bulls moving forward.
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Meanwhile, the Toronto Raptors have won four of their last six and are coming off an easy 106-89 win over the Knicks. DeMar DeRozan led the scoring with 23 points, Jonas Valanciunas added 17 points and Tyler Hansbrough added 18 points in just 18 minutes as the Raptors easily beat the hapless Knicks. Coach Dwane Casey took the opportunity to rest Kyle Lowry for the night and fortunately it didn't seem to slow down the Raptors at all. With the win, Toronto improved to 42-28 on the season and 24-12 at home.
In ATS trends, the Bulls are 1-7 ATS in their last eight road games and 1-4 ATS in their last five road games against a team with a winning home record, while the Raptors are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games overall and 2-5 ATS in their last seven home games.
Head to head, the Bulls are 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings and the road team is 10-4 ATS in the last 14 meetings.
The Bulls have already beaten the Raptors three times this season, the last time by 108-92 just last Friday so after taking that into consideration, this line looks like a bit of a gift to me.