Toronto Raptors vs. Chicago Bulls - 2/2/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction
Chicago Bulls at Toronto Raptors
Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 3:00 PM (Scotiabank Arena)
TOR -10.5, O/U 217
The Chicago Bulls head to Toronto, ON on Sunday for a game against the Raptors in a matchup of teams from the Eastern Conference. In their last game, the Bulls were defeated by the Brooklyn Nets by the score of 133-118. Zach LaVine led the Bulls in points on the night with 22 while shooting 8 of 17 from the field and 5 of 6 from the free throw line. LaVine also led the Bulls in assists on the night with 8 while playing a total of 36 minutes against the nets. Chandler Hutchinson led Chicago in rebounds on the night with 9, including 2 coming offensively.
The Bulls enter Sunday’s game with a record of 19-32 and are currently sitting in 3rd place in the Central Division. Zach LaVine has been the Bulls leading scorer on the year and is averaging 25.1 points per game. Wendell Carter Jr. has been Chicago’s leading rebounder as he as averaged 9.9 rebounds per game. Tomas Satoransky has led the Bulls in assists per game on the year and is averaging 5.3 assists per game. The Bulls enter their game against the Raptors with 2 players listed on their injury report as Daniel Gafford is out while Kris Dunn is listed as day to day.
The Toronto Raptors welcome the Chicago Bulls to town on Sunday after winning their last game against the Detroit Pistons by the score of 105-92. Pascal Siakam led the Raptors in scoring on the night with 30 points while shooting 12 of 18 from the field and 4 of 5 from the free throw line. Fred VanVleet was the leading rebounder on the night for Toronto as he pulled in a total of 8 boards, all coming defensively. VanVleet also led the Raptors in assists with 9 while playing a total of 35 minutes in the game against Detroit.
After the win against Detroit, Toronto is now 35-14 on the season which places them in 1st place in the Atlantic Division. Pascal Siakam has been the leading scorer this season for Toronto as he has averaged 23.8 points per game on the year. Serge Ibaka has been the leading in rebounding this year for the Raptors as he has pulled in an average of 8.1 rebounds per game, including an average of 2.2 coming offensively. Kyle Lowry has led Toronto in assists this season with an average of 7.3 assists per game on the year. Toronto enters Sunday’s game against the Bulls with 4 players on their injury report as Patrick McCaw and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson are out while Marc Gasol and Malcolm Miller are day to day.
The Chicago Bulls have scored an average of 106 points per game on the year while allowing 108.3 points per game. The Toronto Raptors have scored 112.3 points per game this season while allowing 106 points per game. In their last 5 games, the Bulls are 2-3 and have lost 2 games in a row while the Raptors are 5-0 and are currently on a 10 games winning streak. Chicago is 1-4 against the spread in their last 5 games. Toronto is 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 games. The total has gone over in 5 of Chicago's last 6 games. The total has gone over in 7 of Toronto's last 10 games. The total has gone under in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games against Chicago. Toronto is 5-0 in their last 5 games when playing at home against Chicago, so I will be going with the Raptors in this one. Toronto wins 115-103 and covers the spread.