Bulls vs Raptors Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/2/2020
Game: Chicago Bulls vs Toronto Raptors
Date: Sunday, February 2, 2020
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto -10.5
Scotiabank Arena is the venue where Kyle Lowry and the Toronto Raptors (35-14, 1st in the Atlantic Division) will take on the Chicago Bulls (19-32, 3rd in the Central Division) on Sunday. Toronto opens this matchup as 10.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 216.
The Bulls are covering 46.0% of the time, having gone 23-27-1 ATS. Toronto covers the spread 57.1% of the time, going 28-21-0 against the spread.
Key Chicago Bulls Injuries
11/08/19 SF Otto Porter Jr. Foot is out indefinitely
01/31/20 PG Kris Dunn Quad left last game, is questionable Sunday vs Toronto
01/31/20 PF Daniel Gafford Thumb is questionable Sunday vs Toronto
01/24/20 PF Lauri Markkanen Pelvis is out indefinitely
01/09/20 F Wendell Carter Jr. Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
01/31/20 C Marc Gasol Hamstring is questionable Sunday vs Chicago
01/31/20 SF Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Ankle is questionable Sunday vs Chicago
Coby White averages 11.1 points per contest in 23.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.1 assists per game and 3.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 38% for the season while his free throw percentage is 73%. Zach Lavine comes into this game averaging 25.1 points per contest while playing 34.5 minutes per night. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Pascal Siakam averages 23.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.9 minutes per game. He also hauls in 7.6 rebounds per game and dishes 3.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 80%. Kyle Lowry scores 19.6 points per contest while playing 36.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.6 rebounds per contest and has 7.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulls allow 108.3 points per contest which is 11th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 23rd and 12th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.1 rebounds a game which ranks 21st, and they allow 25.0 assists per game which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 18.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Chicago averages 106.0 points per contest, which is 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -2.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 25th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 24th in the NBA. They average 42.5 boards per contest and 23.0 assists per game, which ranks them 28th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 10th with 15.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Raptors give up 106.0 points per game, which ranks them 4th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 2nd and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 24th with 25.2 dimes allowed per game and 26th with 46.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Raptors are 29th in the league in forcing turnovers with 17.0 per contest. Toronto is 13th in the NBA with 112.3 points per contest this season. They are 18th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 6.3. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 5th in the league. They are 13th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.6 boards per contest and 9th in assists per game with 25.6. The Raptors are 20th in turnovers per contest with 14.5.
The Bulls are 26th in the league in defensive rating with 108, and their offensive rating of 105.7 is ranked 11th. They are 17th in the NBA in pace with 99.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 24th. As a unit they are 25th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in the NBA. Chicago is 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 10th in the NBA.
Toronto is 18th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 29th in the league. The Raptors are 15th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.9, and their defensive rating of 104.6 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 13th in the league with 100.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 11th. As a team they are 8th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Toronto -10.5 and over 216 total points
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Get all of Today's NBA Picks
Get all of Today's Guaranteed Expert NBA Picks