Toronto Raptors Vs Chicago Bulls NBA Betting Preview

Toronto Vs Chicago NBA Betting Preview

Written by on December 27, 2015

The Eastern Conference has been incredibly competitive through the opening couple of months of the season, with just 4 games separating 1st from 8th. Every NBA betting conference game now takes on a higher level of importance, which is why the trip that the Toronto Raptors will be taking to Chicago on Monday, December 28 is going to be so much fun to watch. The game is set for 8 PM EST at the United Center in Chicago, and will be shown nationally on NBATV.

Toronto Raptors Vs Chicago Bulls NBA Betting Preview

    These Eastern Conference match-ups have provided a lot of excitement and drama this season, and this one shouldn’t be any different. This is going to be a tough on to call, and I’m sure that will be evident when the odds and lines go live. Check back to to get the most up to date odds a little closer to game time.

Why bet on the Toronto Raptors

The Raptors (18-12) have been steady, albeit unspectacular, as of late, and are coming into this one having gone 6-4 in their last 10. They are a game and a half up on the Bulls in the Atlantic Division, and are currently occupying the 3rd seed in the Eastern Conference. They are 1 of only 2 teams in the top 8 to have a winning record on the road this season at 9-7. The Raptors are 17-13-0 ATS so far, with 10 of those covers coming away from home. There are no real solid trends to draw upon in the OVER/UNDER right now, with the Raptors posting a 13-17-0 O/U record. Toronto is averaging 99.7 PPG, and are giving up 96.6 PPG.

Why bet on the Chicago Bulls

The Bulls are a respectable 15-11 on the season so far, but they cannot be happy with their 4-6 SU record in the last 10 games. The good news for the Bulls is that they have played well at home this season, posting an 11-5 record. The bad news is that they have lost 3 in a row, and have tough games against OKC and Dallas before this one on Monday. The Bulls are one of the worst teams against the spread this season, having just covered in 9 of their 26 games. As far as the point total goes, the Bulls have seen their games go UNDER in 15 of 26 this season. The Bulls are averaging 100.4 PPG, and are giving up 99.5 PPG.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

There is very little to choose from between these two teams, with Toronto’s road record somewhat cancelling out what Chicago is doing at home. I have to go with the team in better form right now, which means a win for the Raptors.

My Prediction: Toronto Raptors 102 Chicago Bulls 98