Free NBA Pick: Raptors vs. Bulls NBA Odds
Looking for Toronto Raptors vs. Chicago Bulls free NBA picks & NBA odds? NBA betting sees the Raptors taking on the Bulls on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups so stay tuned for more FREE daily NBA hoops predictions.
(32-23) Toronto Raptors vs. Chicago Bulls (26-29)
Date: Tuesday February 14
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: United Center – Chicago, Illinois
NBA Moneyline Odds: Off
NBA Betting Odds: Chicago +5
NBA Betting Total: 205
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Tuesday may be Valentine’s Day, but there’s sure to be no love lost between the Toronto Raptors and Chicago Bulls, two Eastern Conference opponents vying for playoff position.
With the All-Star break around the corner, there’s potential for players to have off games with their eyes on an extended vacation. We’ve all been there — you know your vacay starts Friday at 5:00 but beginning mid-week, your focus isn’t what it might usually be.
That said, 205 seems a bit low for a total and Toronto -5 seems a bit ambitious.
*All statistics, standings, rankings and trends are current as of this writing at 8:00 p.m. ET on Monday, Feb. 13.
Toronto enters this contest scoring 109.1 points per game. That number is good enough for fifth in the NBA.
Defensively, this group is allowing 104.7 points per contest. That number is good enough for 10th.
Although the Raptors were once viewed as the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers’ biggest threat in the Eastern Conference (and could very well still fall into that category by the end of the year), they haven’t looked like it recently.
Toronto has lost two in a row entering this game. In its last 14 outings, it’s just 4-10.
Even though this team is a reasonable favorite against the Bulls, picking them by five seems a bit misguided.
Chicago enters this contest in a slump as well. The Bulls have lost three in a row and four of their five.
On the year, this squad is averaging 102.1 points per game. That number is only good enough for 23rd in the league.
Defensively, Chicago is giving up 103 points per night. That number is good enough for seventh.
Where the five-point spread really gets its legitimacy is when you realize that despite Toronto’s recent struggles, Chicago is battered and beaten at this point in the season.
At this juncture, Nikola Mirotic and Jimmy Butler are both considered day-to-day, while Dwyane Wade and Paul Zipser are considered doubtful.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Raptors are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Raptors are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Raptors are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
- Bulls are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
- Over is 8-0 in the last 8 meetings.
- Raptors are 1-10 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
- Raptors are 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Chicago.
Free Toronto Raptors vs. Chicago Bulls NBA Prediction:
The Raptors could very well run away with this one if Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade sit, so keep an eye on their progress ahead of tipoff.
But Toronto, in its last outing, let the Detroit Pistons storm back to a one-point victory, which doesn’t give us much faith.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Chicago +5
Don’t be afraid to give this one to the Raptors straight up, but don’t forget that even when they’re not struggling, they’re 0-5 ATS in their last five meetings in Chicago and just 1-10 in their last 11 meetings with this team total.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Toronto Raptors 105 – Chicago Bulls 102
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