Raptors vs. Bulls - 3/14/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Bulls (32-31) at Toronto Raptors (44-20)
NBA Basketball: Monday, March 14, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Air Canada Centre)
The Line: Toronto Raptors -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNC, Sportsnet One
The Chicago Bulls and Toronto Raptors meet Monday night at the Air Canada Centre.
The Chicago Bulls could use a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 101.5 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 102.9 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Pau Gasol is averaging 17 points and 11.1 rebounds while Nikola Mirotic is averaging 10.4 points and 1.4 assists. Mike Dunleavy is dishing 1.5 assists and Doug McDermott is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.2 percent from the free throw line. The Bulls are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.5 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls have lost eight straight road games. Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler are questionable.
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The Toronto Raptors look to keep rolling after winning 12 of their last 16 games. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 102.9 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 98.4 points on 44.6 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 23.8 points and 4.4 rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 21.5 points and 6.4 assists. Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 9.1 rebounds and Cory Joseph is dishing 3.1 assists. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 78.4 percent from the free throw line. The Raptors are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have won 15 of their last 16 home games.
The Bulls are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games. The Raptors are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a losing road record and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Central. The Bulls are 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Toronto and 8-0 ATS in the last 8 meetings overall.
With the Bulls missing all of their key players and the Raptors playing lights out ball at home, this game could get very ugly. Look for Toronto to win by double digits.