This Wednesday, the Toronto Raptors (41-41) take on the Chicago Bulls (40-42) in a play-in matchup at the Scotiabank Arena. The Chicago Bulls rank tenth in the Eastern Conference, coming in one position behind the ninth-placed Toronto Raptors. The Toronto Raptors and the Chicago Bulls have both been displaying superb defensive skills lately, so this game is likely to be tight. It could take until the very last moments to decide a winner.
Form Toronto Raptors
The Toronto Raptors finally put an end to their losing streak last time out by beating the Milwaukee Bucks 121-105. The victory improved their record from the past ten games to 6-4. They are also 4-1 in the last five at home.
Going into Wednesday’s game, the Toronto Raptors have been fairly average in terms of their offensive output, averaging 112.9 points per contest. In defense, the Toronto Raptors have been nothing out of the ordinary. They’ve limited opponents to 111.4 points per game on average.
The Toronto Raptors are gearing up for a shot at the playoffs, with their sights set on the No.8 seed in the Eastern Conference. They’ve proven themselves as contenders, landing ninth in the standings. Now, they’re ready to bring their A-game and make a statement to their rivals.
Otto Porter Jr., Fred VanVleet, and OG Anunoby are all carrying injuries going into the latest Toronto Raptors game.
Form Chicago Bulls
The Chicago Bulls went 40-42 for the season last time out by defeating the Detroit Pistons 103-81. In their past ten matches, they’ve gone 6-4 and are also 3-2 in their last five on the road.
The Chicago Bulls are scoring 113.1 points on average in the NBA this season and 112.2 points on the road. The Chicago Bulls have held opponents to an average of 111.8 points per game at home and 112.5 points when playing on the road.
With the worst record among Eastern play-in teams, the Chicago Bulls are fighting against the odds. They have their eyes set on the No.8 seed and are hopeful that their perseverance and hard work will pay off in the end.
Lonzo Ball and Justin Lewis are both set to miss the game.
The total went under the 213.5 total line in the most recent encounter between these two sides in March 2023. The Toronto Raptors won the match 104-98 against the Chicago Bulls at the Scotiabank Arena. The Chicago Bulls boast a 7-3 record against the Toronto Raptors from their past ten contests, winning five out of ten times on the road.
In their last ten head-to-head games, the Toronto Raptors managed 103.6 points on average per game, while the Chicago Bulls put 109 points on board.
Bet365.com has the betting lines for the Toronto Raptors-Chicago Bulls matchup on Wednesday.See what they have in store on their website.
- Moneyline (ML): Chicago Bulls (+185) | Toronto Raptors (-225)
- Against the spread (ATS): Chicago Bulls +5.5 (-110) | Toronto Raptors -5.5 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 213.5 (-110) | (-110)
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Bet on the Toronto Raptors to win (1.44) on the moneyline.
The Toronto Raptors have the advantage going into Wednesday’s game, with -225 moneyline odds being given. This suggests there is a 69% chance of a victory for the hosts. At the Scotiabank Arena, they have bagged nine wins in their last ten games. Their last match resulted in a win against the Milwaukee Bucks, 121-105. The Chicago Bulls enter the matchup riding a two-game winning streak. Despite their recent success away from home, having won eight of their last ten road games, they are still the underdogs going into this game, with the moneyline for an away win set at +185.
Betting on the Toronto Raptors at -225 for the outright victory is too hard to pass up. The Scotiabank Arena has been a successful one for the hosts this season with a 27-14 record, and they have won four out of the last five home games.
Against the Spread
Betting on the Toronto Raptors -5.5 (1.91) is our favorite play for this matchup.
The Toronto Raptors are the heavily favored team for the match, with a 5.5-point lead over the Chicago Bulls. The Toronto Raptors won three of their last five home encounters in this series, averaging a 7.3-point differential in their favor.
This season, the Toronto Raptors have gone 41-39-2 ATS in all games. Their record at the Scotiabank Arena is 25-15-1 ATS. The Toronto Raptors failed to cover in four of their previous ten rounds, scoring 112.6 points and conceding 105.9 points on average.
On the road, the Chicago Bulls have gone 19-20-2 ATS. Their record for the season itself is 40-40-2 ATS. In the last ten road matches, the Chicago Bulls failed to cover on three occasions. They held their opponents’ scoring to 106.3 points on average and scored 112.8 points per game.
Go for Total under 213.5 (1.91).
The last ten games between the Toronto Raptors and the Chicago Bulls have been very low-scoring, with an average of 212.6 points combined.
The total line for this most recent matchup is currently set at 213.5, which is 10.3 points higher than the average points of 203.2 put up by the Toronto Raptors and the Chicago Bulls in their last five contests. If you choose to bet on the Under in the total market, you will get a return of odds of -110.
At the Scotiabank Arena, the Toronto Raptors have a record of 20-19 O/U against the total for the season, with an overall score of 42-35 O/U. Fans have witnessed 217.8 points on average in the last five Toronto Raptors home games. The score dipped below the total three times, going 3-5 O/U in the last ten matches overall.
The Chicago Bulls have gone 20-21 O/U against the total away from home. Their record for the season is 37-43 O/U. The last five games involving the away team went over three times, averaging 219.6 points. The Over went 7-3 in the previous 10 rounds overall.