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2019 NBA Handicapping
(15-7) Toronto Raptors vs. Chicago Bulls (8-16)
Date: Monday, December 9th
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: United Center, Chicago, Illinois
NBA Moneyline Odds: Raptors -195 | Bulls +181
NBA Betting Odds: Raptors -5 | Bulls +5
NBA Betting Total: 214.5
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Monday, December 9th finds the Toronto Raptors and Chicago Bulls playing for the second time this year with the Raptors having won 108-84 on October 26.
Toronto swept the four games last season and are on a current 10-game winning streak versus Chicago. The Bulls hold the all-time record having bested the Raptors in 48 of their 90 matches.
Week seven for the team from the North was rough as the Raptors lost multiple games in a row and on their home court for the first time this season.
Although Toronto welcomed back Serge Ibaka and Kyle Lowry the losing coincided with their return which could be one of two things. Either the players who were carrying the load with those two players out are tired or re-integrating everyone messed up the flow and rhythm.
Pascal Siakam has definitely been off this past week and Fred VanVleet got hurt in the Rockets game, gave it a go in the game Sunday at Philly but had to leave due to a knee contusion.
Although the Raptors made a late surge the game in Philly was never as close as the final score might indicate. Five Raptors hit double-figure scoring with Kyle Lowry registering the top mark of 26 points.
The loss overshadowed a solid all round effort by OG Anunoby who collected a 19 point, 10 rebound double-double. Siakam (16), Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (12) and Serge Ibaka (12) were the other double-figure contributors.
Siakam leads the team in scoring (24.6 points) and rebounding (8.5). Fred VanVleet is the leader for assists (7.0) and steals (2.0). OG Anunoby holds the team’s best field goal percent (52.5) and Marc Gasol is the top block man with 1.0 per game.
VanVleet’s knee contusion has left his participation in the match Monday in question. Patrick McCaw (knee) and Stanely Johnson (groin) are expected back mid December while Matt Thomas (broken finger) is out until the end of the month
The Bulls have been a Jekyll and Hyde team all season with solid defeats of the Kings and Grizzlies follwed by consecutive losses to the Warriors and Heat. The issue is knowing which version of the club will show up.
The good news is Zach LaVine and Lauri Markkanen seem to have figured out how they can both excel offensively on the floor together.
In the loss to the Heat six Bulls scored in double-figures with Markkanen leading the way via 22 points and seven rebounds. LaVine (18), Kris Dunn (16), Thaddeus Young (12), Coby White (11) and Denzel Valentine (11) were the other five contributors.
On the season, LaVine is the team leader in scoring (22.3), Tomas Satoransky tops the ladder for assists (5.2). Wendell Carter Jr. leads rebounding (10.0), field goal percent (56.6) and blocks (0.8) while Dunn leads the steals category (2.0).
Chandler Hutchison has a right shoulder sprain which has kept him out the past five outings and remains questionable for Monday.
Otto Porter has missed the last 15 games and is out indefinitely with a left foot sprain. Christiano Felicio is expected to be out until January due to a non-displaced fracture of the trapezoid bone in his right wrist.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Raptors are 10-0 in the last 10 head to head contests.
- The Raptors are 6-4 ATS in their last 10 games.
- Over Under is 6-4 in team’s last 10 head to head matchups.
Free Toronto Raptors vs. Chicago Bulls NBA Prediction:
Adding fuel to Raptors malaise is schedule segment is particularly tough with the club having faced four top tier teams in a row and following the Bulls match will play the Clippers and suddenly hot Nets.
In the first meeting between these squads, the Raptors feasted on offense and played solid defense. Given their current issues with rhythm and flow replicating the original game versus Chicago could be exactly what Toronto needs to get back on track.
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What might stop the Raptors is an inspired and rested Bulls club who could bring out the more well-rounded team to end the 10 game losing streak against the Raptors.
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