Chicago Bulls (15-17) at Toronto Raptors (17-17)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Amalie Arena)
The Line: Toronto Raptors -6.5 — Over/Under:
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The Chicago Bulls and Toronto Raptors meet Sunday in NBA action at the Amalie Arena.
The Chicago Bulls look for a win after winning seven of their last 11 games. The Chicago Bulls are averaging 114.7 points on 48.6 percent shooting and allowing 114.8 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Zach LaVine is averaging 28.7 points and five assists while Lauri Markkanen is averaging 19.1 points and 6.1 rebounds. Coby White is the third double-digit scorer and Wendell Carter Jr. is dishing 2.2 assists. The Chicago Bulls are shooting 37.9 percent from beyond the arc and 79.9 percent from the free throw line. The Chicago Bulls are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game.
The Toronto Raptors look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 15 games. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 112.9 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 110.7 points on 45.2 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. Kyle Lowry is the third double-digit scorer and Norman Powell is grabbing three rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 38.3 percent from beyond the arc and 83.2 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.9 rebounds per game.
The Bulls are 12-4 ATS in their last 16 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Raptors are 6-14 ATS in their last 20 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 26-10-1 in Bulls last 37 Sunday games. The over is 11-5 in Raptors last 16 overall. The Bulls are 10-2 ATS in the last 12 meetings in Toronto and16-7 ATS in the last 23 meetings.
The Chicago Bulls continue to get no respect from oddsmakers, but they continue to find ways to win games and they play their best ball on the road where they win by an average of three points and are 11-4 against the spread. The Toronto Raptors will be without Siakam until after the all star break, and they’re 6-9 against the spread at home where they only win by an average of 2.8 points. We’re getting some value here with the Bulls. Give me the points.
Chicago Bulls +6.5
The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.