Toronto Raptors vs. Chicago Bulls - 10/13/17 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Bulls (0-0) vs. Toronto Raptors (0-0)
NBA Basketball: Friday, October 13, 2017 at 8:00 pm (United Center)
The Line: Chicago Bulls +4.5 -- Over/Under: 204 See the Latest Odds
An NBA matchup between the Chicago Bulls and the Toronto Raptors will be center stage at the United Center.
The Toronto Raptors will end the preseason on the road with a Friday bout at the Chicago Bulls. Toronto has a chance for back to back victories after throttling the Detroit Pistons 116-94 on Tuesday. The Raptors were dominant at both ends of the floor with the Pistons held to 23 points or less in three of the four quarters. Toronto limited Detroit to 44% shooting and countered at almost 52% with advantages in threes, free throws an just about everything.
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CJ Miles paced seven Raptors in double figure scoring with a team high 19 points on 6-9 including five long balls followed by an 18 point, eleven rebound effort from Jonas Valanciunas who hit 8-12 from the floor while Serge Ibaka tossed in 14 points and posted five yanks on 5-11. DeMar DeRozen gave Toronto another 13 points and seven assists with Jacob Poeltl netting 12 points and grabbing six boards while Delon Wright and Fred VanVleet chipped in with ten points apiece.
The Chicago Bulls welcome the Toronto Raptors to the United Center for the preseason finale’ on Friday night. Chicago will be shooting for back to back wins after picking up a 108-94 decision at the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night. The game was decided in the 4th quarter when the Bulls turned to their offense for a game ending 36-27 run.
Chicago held the Cavaliers to 40.5% shooting and connected at 43.3% with six more looks at the basket for a decisive six more field goals. The Bulls leaned heavily on Justin Holiday and he responded with a game high 28 points and eleven rebounds on 8-16 including four long balls followed by Lauri Markkanen with 18 points and five yanks on 7-12 and another four bombs. Denzel Valentine gave the Bulls another 14 points and seven boards with Robin Lopez adding ten points and five pulls.
Raptors are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall and Raptors are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game and under is 6-1 in Raptors last 7 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game. Under is 5-0 in Bulls last 5 home games and Bulls are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall and over is 5-1 in Bulls last 6 games playing on 2 days rest. Raptors are 0-6 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Chicago and over is 9-1 in the last 10 meetings and over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Chicago.
In the regular season their have points aplenty and I'm thinking this should be an offensive affair...