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Toronto Raptors vs. Chicago Bulls - 3/26/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Chicago Bulls at Toronto Raptors
Date & Time Tuesday March 26, 2019, 7:30 PM (EDT)
Scotiabank Arena
Toronto, Ontario
The Line
The Line: Toronto Raptors -13.5 -- Over/Under:
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The Chicago Bulls and Toronto Raptors meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Scotiabank Arena.

The Chicago Bulls look for a win here after losing six of their last eight games. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 105.3 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 113.2 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Zach LaVine is averaging 23.7 points and 4.5 assists while Lauri Markkanen is averaging 18.9 points and nine rebounds. Otto Porter Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Kris Dunn is dishing six assists. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.6 rebounds per game. The Chicago Bulls have lost four of their last five road games.

The Toronto Raptors look for a bounce back victory after splitting their last 14 games. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 114.1 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 108.8 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 27.2 points and 7.5 rebounds while Pascal Siakam is averaging 16.8 points and 6.9 rebounds. Serge Ibaka is the third double-digit scorer and Kyle Lowry is dishing nine assists. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 80.2 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.1 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have split their last six home games.

The Bulls are 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 2 days rest, 9-4 ATS in their last 13 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. NBA Atlantic. The Raptors are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 1 days rest, 3-8 ATS in their last 11 home games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Tuesday games. The Bulls are 20-8 ATS in the last 28 meetings in Toronto and 14-4 ATS in the last 18 meetings. The over is 4-0-1 in Raptors last 5 overall. The over is 5-2 in Bulls last 7 overall.

The Toronto Raptors aren't playing well enough to be laying these sort of numbers, and they're just 9-16 ATS this season when favored by nine or more points. The problem is the Chicago Bulls are just 6-13 ATS as a double-digit favorite and they enter this contest with nearly their entire roster on the injury report. The Bulls are losing their last five games by an average of 8.8 points and lose by an average of 17.2 points when a double-digit underdog. I wouldn't play this game personally, but if forced to pick, I'd give the the edge to the Raptors in a blowout. The Bulls aren't healthy enough to hang around with an elite team.

Toronto Raptors -13.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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