Toronto Raptors at Chicago Bulls Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 12/21/2014
Monday, December 22, 2014 at 8:00 PM
United Center in Chicago
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The Toronto Raptors will be going for their third road win in a row when they visit the Chicago Bulls on Monday night.
In their first meeting this season, the Bulls were able to beat the Raptors 100-93 in Toronto. Both teams had a lot of turnovers in that game, but the Bulls made 48.1 percent of their shot attempts while the Raptors only made 39.3 percent of theirs.
Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry has faced the Bulls 17 times in his career, averaging 12.5 points, 5.8 assists and four rebounds per game. Power forward Amir Johnson has averaged eight points and 5.5 boards per game against the Bulls in his career, while center Jonas Valanciunas has scored 8.7 points and grabbed seven rebounds per game against them in six games.
On Friday night, the Bulls won their second straight game when they beat the Memphis Grizzlies 103-97 on the road. They did well on the boards in that game, finishing with a 51-45 rebounding advantage.
Through 26 games this season, the Bulls are one of the better rebounding teams in the league and they have been able to score 102.2 points per game. Shooting guard Jimmy Butler is having the best season of his career by averaging 21.9 points, six rebounds and 1.6 steals per game. Big man Pau Gasol has scored 18.2 points per game this year and has grabbed a team-high 11.7 rebounds per game.
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
Toronto Raptors are 17-10-0 Against the Spread
Toronto Raptors are 16-11-0 against the Over/Under
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
Chicago Bulls are 12-14-0 Against the Spread
Chicago Bulls are 14-11-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
12/20/14 F Landry Fields Head injured last game, doubtful Sunday vs. New York
11/30/14 G DeMar DeRozan Groin out indefinitely
12/21/14 G Derrick Rose Illness "?" Monday vs. Toronto
12/21/14 F Taj Gibson Ankle "?" Monday vs. Toronto
12/12/14 F Doug McDermott Knee out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago
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