Bulls vs Raptors Prediction and Odds
Bulls vs Raptors Prediction and Odds: The Toronto Raptors are expected to win this game as per the odds and stats.
After an action-packed regular season of the NBA, it’s time for the postseason to kick in. The Chicago Bulls are set to lock horns with the Toronto Raptors in the NBA Play-In Tournament. The Bulls had a slow start to their campaign. Despite too many hiccups, they managed to progress to the next round. Chicago finished their regular season in the 10th position in the Eastern Conference with 39 wins and 42 wins. They defeated the Detroit Pistons in the last matchup with a score of 103-81.
The Toronto Raptors will look to capitalize on the home advantage when they host the Bulls at Scotiabank Arena in the postseason opener. The Raptors have fought hard to earn a place in the Play-In stage of the competition. They had 41 wins and 41 defeats, finishing in the 9th position in the Eastern Conference. Toronto is coming off a 121-105 win against the Milwaukee Bucks in the last game.
Bulls vs Raptors Prediction: Home-Away Stats (Last 5 Games)
The Toronto Raptors will be the home side. They have won 4 of the last 5 home fixtures. The wins came against the Milwaukee Bucks, Miami Heat, Washington Wizards, and Detroit Pistons. Their only defeat was against the Indiana Pacers. Overall, Toronto has won 27 out of 41 home games this season.
In the last 5 home games
- The Toronto Raptors have scored 114.6 points per game.
- The Toronto Raptors have conceded 103.2 points per game.
- Number of games that ended with a difference of 3 points or less: 0
- Number of games that ended with a difference of 4-10 points: 2
It will be an away game for the Chicago Bulls. They have won 2 of the last 65 away fixtures. The Bulls defeated the Dallas Mavericks, Charlotte Hornets, and LA Lakers. They lost to the Milwaukee Bucks and LA Clippers. The Bulls have an away record of 18-23 in the regular season.
In the last 5 away games
- The Chicago Bulls have scored 111.6 points per game.
- The Chicago Bulls have conceded 108.0 points per game.
- Number of games that ended with a difference of 3 points or less: 1
- Number of games that ended with a difference of 4-10 points: 1
Bulls vs Raptors Prediction: Offense and Defense Comparison
The Chicago Bulls played with an average of 113.2 points per game this season. They shot 49.1% from the field and 36.3% from the 3-point line. The free throw conversion rate stands at 80.9%. The Bulls are the 23rd-ranked side in the attack with an Adjusted Offensive Rating of 113.7.
The Toronto Raptors have maintained a scoring rate of 112.8 points per game as of now. In shooting, they have a success rate of 45.8% in field goals, 33.5% in 3-pointers, and 78.3% in free throws. The Raptors are rated 115.3 on the attack with a rank of 12 in the league.
The Chicago Bulls have conceded 112.2 points per game so far. They played with an average of 42.3 rebounds per game. The average number of steals per game is currently at 7.8 while the average number of blocks per game stands at 4.5. The Bulls are the 5th highest-ranked team in defense having an Adjusted Defensive Rating of 112.1.
The Toronto Raptors are giving away 111.5 points per game in the current season. They maintained an average of 43.0 rebounds, with 9.4 steals and 5.2 blocks per game. The Raptors rank 12 in the defense with an Adjusted Defensive Rating of 113.8.
Raptors vs Bulls Prediction: Odds
- Toronto Raptors: -5.5 (-110)
- Chicago Bulls: +5.5 (-110)
- Toronto Raptors: -215
- Chicago Bulls: +185
- Toronto Raptors:: 72%
- Chicago Bulls: 28%
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Bulls and Raptors: Last 10 Games Stats
- Win-Loss: 6-4
- Score: Averaging 112.8 points per game
- Conceded: 120.8 points per game.
- Rebounding%: 47.2
- Assist%: 60.0
- Effective Goal%: 56.4
- Win-Loss: 6-4
- Score: Averaging 112.6 points per game
- Conceded: 117.9 points per game.
- Rebounding%: 50.3
- Assist%: 60.0
- Effective Goal%: 52.2
Bulls vs Raptors Prediction: Last Game Analysis
The Chicago Bulls ended their regular season with a comfortable win over the Detroit Pistons. The defense has been Chicago’s strength and it continued the trouble the opposition in the final matchup as well. The Bulls were ahead by 3 points in the third quarter before going for an 11-2 run led by the players off the bench. Chicago had a disappointing shooting accuracy of 20.0% from the 3-point line. They won 26-11 in the fast break points.
Zach LaVine scored the most points (17) for the Bulls. He also added 3 rebounds. DeMar DeRozan finished with 16 points and 5 assists.
The Toronto Raptors secured a dominating 16-point win when they hosted the Milwaukee Bucks in the last fixture. The absence of Antetokounmpo was surely a disadvantage for the Bucks. The Raptors had a shooting accuracy of 50.5% from the field while restricting the Bucks to 46.3%. They also outrebounded Milwaukee 45-38 and won 64-44 in the paint.
Gary Trent Jr. led the scoring for the Raptors with 23 points along with 3 assists. Malachi Flynn looked excellent too as he added 20 points, 4 rebounds, and 4 assists.
Bulls vs Raptors Prediction: Head-to-Head Stats
There have been 102 regular season games between these two sides in the NBA. The Chicago Bulls have the upper hand with 55 wins, while the Toronto Raptors won 47 games.
If we check out the last 5 meetings, 3 games were won by the Raptors and 2 by the Bulls. The previous clash took place in the current season on 28 February 2023. The Toronto Raptors won that game with a score of 104-98.
Head-to-Head Stats: Key Highlights
- The Toronto Raptors hosted 3 games and won all 3 of them.
- Average Number of Total Points scored: 217.2
- Average Number of Points scored by the Toronto Raptors: 108.0
- Average Number of Points scored by Chicago Bulls: 109.2
Raptors vs Bulls Prediction: Players to Watch Out
Pascal Siakam (Power Forward)
Points Per Game: 24.2 | Rebounds Per Game: 7.8 | Assists Per Game: 5.8
Fred VanVleet (Shooting Guard)
Points Per Game: 19.3 | Assists Per Game: 7.2 | Rebounds Per Game: 4.1
Gary Trent Jr. (Shooting Guard)
Points Per Game: 17.3 | Rebounds Per Game: 2.6 | Steals Per Game: 1.6
Zach LaVine (Shooting Guard)
Points Per Game: 24.9 | Rebounds Per Game: 4.5 | Assists Per Game: 4.3
DeMar DeRozan (Small Forward)
Points Per Game: 24.7 | Rebounds Per Game: 5.1 | Assists Per Game: 4.7
Nicola Vucevic (Center)
Points Per Game: 17.8 | Rebounds Per Game: 11.1 | Assists Per Game: 3.3
Bulls vs Raptors Winner Prediction
- Home Advantage: Raptors
- Offensive Advantage: Raptors
- Defensive Advantage: Bulls
- Overall: Raptors to win
The Chicago Bulls will need a complete team effort to dominate the Raptors in their home arena. Their offense must go all guns blazing. On the other hand, the Toronto Raptors have a solid attack that is expected to trouble the visitors. The team that gets hold of their nerves better under pressure will progress to the next round.
As per the odds and stats, the Raptors are expected to win this fixture.