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NBA: Chicago Bulls vs Toronto Raptors Prediction 11/24/2023

The Chicago Bulls (5-11) travel to face off against the Toronto Raptors (7-8) on Friday, November 24th. This game will be played at Scotiabank Arena in Scotiabank Arena and televised on NBCS. The Raptors are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Bulls are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Pacers. Tip-off is set for 7:30 ET.

Bulls vs Raptors

The Bulls Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Bulls will look to bounce back from a defeat in their last game, losing to the Thunder with a final score of 116-102. The Bulls picked up the win despite trailing going into halftime 50-39.

Today, the Bulls are entering the action with an overall record of 5-11 and have achieved a 1-2 record over their last three games. Across their 16 games, the Bulls have recorded a 4-6 record when facing teams from the Eastern Conference and a 1-5 record in non-conference games.

Chicago has an ATS record of 6-10 for this season, which includes their current two game losing streak against the spread. Chicago has gone 2-6 against the spread this season when they are the favorites, and they are 4-4 when playing as underdogs.

The Raptors Are Coming Off A Win

In their most recent game, the Raptors took down the Pacers by a score of 132-131. Going into the second half the Raptors held the lead at 68-65.

Looking at the Raptors’ previous ten games, they are 5-5 and face the Bulls with an overall mark of 7-8. In their 15 games, the Raptors have achieved a 4-7 record in games against Eastern Conference teams, and they have a 3-1 record in non-conference play.

Toronto comes in with an overall ATS record of 8-7 so far this season. The Raptors maintain an ATS record of 4-3 on the road, while they have a 4-4 record vs. the spread when playing at home.

Bulls Offense Breakdown

Through 16 games games, Chicago is averaging 106.4 points per game (29th). When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Bulls are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 96.1 per contest. Not only is the team one of the more deliberate units in the NBA, they have yet to find their shooting stroke, ranking just 27th in the league in field goal percentage 27th%.

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Through 15 games the Raptors are averaging 112 points per contest, placing them 20th in the NBA. So far, Toronto is averaging 100.1 possessions per game, making them one of the more up-tempo teams in the league. Thus far, the team’s faced paced style of play has helped their overall numbers, as they are currently the 11th team in made field goals per contest.

Bulls Team Defense

So far this season, the Bulls defense has been performing well, ranking 10th in the NBA at 111.3 points allowed per contest.

Chicago’s defense is currently forcing 11.6 turnovers per game, which is 2nd in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 21st in blocked shots, with an average of 4.6 rejections per game.

Raptors Team Defense

At this time, the Raptors’ defense is positioned 15th in the NBA, permitting 113.2 points per game.

The Toronto defense has allowed opponents to shoot 36.4% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 47.4% of their field goal attempts vs. Toronto.

Key Players For The Bulls And Raptors

In today’s game, our projections have DeMar DeRozan leading the Bulls with 17 points on 6/12 shooting from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 21.3 points per game, along with 3.1 rebounds.

On the other side, Pascal Siakam is our projected leading scorer for the Raptors. We have him ending the game with a team-high 17 and grabbing 5 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 49.8%, and he is contributing 20.3 points per game on average.

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  • Through their last ten road contests, the Bulls offense has averaged 103 points per game while allowing an average of 111. Chicago posted an overall record of 3-7 while going 4-6 ATS.
  • When looking at their past three home matchups, Toronto has an ATS record of 1-2 while averaging 111 per game. The team went 1-2 overall in these games.
  • Going back to their last three games as the underdog, the Bulls have a straight up record of 1-2. But, their mark vs the spread was just 1-2.
  • The Raptors have played well in their last three games as the betting favorite, going 3-0 straight up and 2-1 against the spread.

Bulls vs Raptors Prediction

Entering the game as underdogs with a spread of +5, the Bulls is our point spread pick. Our projections not only see them covering the spread but also indicate a solid chance of an outright victory. This is a good choice for those looking for a higher moneyline payout.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 217 and our model has the Bulls and Raptors finishing with a combined 219 points. Our pick is to take the over.

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