Check out our free Bulls vs Raptors pick and preview for this NBA game in Toronto. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this NBA matchup.
Bulls vs Raptors NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Chicago Bulls at Toronto Raptors
- Where: Toronto at Scotiabank Arena
- Date: Tuesday, February 28th
- Betting Odds TOR -4.5, CHI +165 | TOR -200 O/U 220.0
So far, the Bulls have put together an overall record of 28-33, while going 31-30-0 vs the spread. Against the Raptors, the Bulls are looking to add to their current 2 game winning streak. Team has an average scoring margin of 32.0 in these matchups.
The Bulls will look to keep things rolling, as they previously beat the Wizards by a score of 102-82. Heading into the game, they were 5 point favorites against the spread, giving them an ATS win. Although Chicago held just a 2 point lead at half, they put together a strong second half on their way to a 20 point victory. Leading the team in scoring was DeMar DeRozan, as he contributed 29 points while hitting 73.3% of his shots.
So far, the Raptors have put together an overall record of 30-32, while going 30-32-0 vs the spread. Looking back on Raptors’ previous 3 games, they have a record of 2-1 while averaging 101 points per game. Over this stretch, their ATS mark is 1-2.
Toronto is trying to bounce back from a 118-93 loss to the Cavaliers. Going into this game, the team was 7 point underdogs on the spread, giving them an ATS loss. In the defeat, Toronto did not outscore the Cavaliers in a single quarter. In the loss, Pascal Siakam led the team in scoring with 25 points on a field goal percentage of 41.7%.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Raptors picked up the 113-104 win over the Bulls. The Raptors point margin of victory was enough to cover the spread as 4.0 point favorite. So far, the two team’s have split their season series, with each team at 1-1. Similar to their season-long average, the Bulls averaged 113.75 points per game vs the Raptors. Similar to the Bulls, the Raptors scored at a rate near the league average. In their games vs Chicago, the team averaged 109.75 points per game. The ATS record across the previous 5 head-to-head meetings is 3-2 in favor of the Bulls. In these matchups, Chicago has averaged 111 points per game, while allowing 108. The over-under record in these same games is 1-4, with the teams combining for an average of 219 points per game.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
Through 61 games, the Bulls are averaging 113.2 points per contest, placing them 19th in the NBA. Coming into today’s game, the Bulls will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 10.3 made 3’s per game. If the Chicago offense is going to improve, they must continue to do a good job avoiding turnovers. Currently, the unit is 10th in fewest turnovers per game.
Currently, the Bulls defense is ranked 17th in points allowed. So far, opposing teams are averaging 112.0 points per game vs the unit.
Small-Forward DeMar DeRozan currently leads the Bulls at 25.3 points per game. For the season, he is 35th in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 20.6% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, DeRozan is averaging 4.6 boards and 5.1 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 23rd ranked defense at defending small-forwards. Zach LaVine enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 57 games, he is averaging 24.2 and is 84th in the league in player efficiency rating.
The Raptors come into today’s game as the 23rd ranked scoring offense at 112.7 points per game. Coming into today’s game, the Raptors will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 10.7 made 3’s per game. One area of the team’s offense that has been effective is their ability to get to the free-throw line. So far, they are ranked 11th, with an average of 19.4 made free-throws per game.
Defensively, the Raptors are one of the top performing units in the league, giving up 107.1 points per contest (7th).
Power-Foward Pascal Siakam currently leads the Raptors at 25.3 points per game. For the season, he is 38th in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 20.9% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, Siakam is averaging 7.7 boards and 6.1 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 12th ranked defense at defending power-fowards. Fred VanVleet enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 50 games, he is averaging 19.7 and is 113rd in the league in player efficiency rating.
Bulls vs Raptors Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Bulls +4.5
- Free Total Prediction: Under 220.0