Toronto Raptors at Chicago Bulls - 3/14/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Chicago Bulls (16-20) vs Toronto Raptors (17-21)
Game Info: Sunday, March 14, 2021 at 9:00 pm (United Center)
Betting Odds: Chicago Bulls -3.5 -- Over/Under: 232.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Toronto Raptors and Chicago Bulls meet Sunday in NBA action at the United Center.
The Toronto Raptors look for a win to snap a four-game losing streak. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 113.2 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 111.8 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Fred VanVleet is averaging 20.1 points and 4.4 rebounds while Pascal Siakam is averaging 20.1 points and 4.8 assists. Norman Powell is the third double-digit scorer and Kyle Lowry is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc and 83.2 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 37.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.5 rebounds per game.
The Chicago Bulls need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 114 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 115.1 points on 47.6 percent shooting. Zach LaVine is averaging 28.5 points and 5.2 assists while Lauri Markkanen is averaging 19.4 points and 5.9 rebounds. Coby White is the third double-digit scorer and Thaddeus Young is dishing 4.3 assists. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 38.1 percent from beyond the arc and 80.3 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game.
The Raptors are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Bulls are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 5-0 in Raptors last 5 overall. The over is 26-10-1 in Bulls last 37 Sunday games. The Raptors are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Chicago and 7-16 ATS in the last 23 meetings.
The Chicago Bulls aren't as attractive in the favorite role as they are as underdogs, but they should be able to get the job done here at home. The Toronto Raptors are falling apart again, this time to injuries, and they're on the end of a back to back. Back to backs usually kill teams that are short handed, as you're asking an awful lot of role players and tired legs start to kick in. The Bulls aren't playing well and just lost to a shorthanded 76ers, but they should be able to win this game at home. I'll lay the small chalk.