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    Toronto Raptors versus Chicago Bulls Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 1-16-2013


    by tonytssportsbets

    The 21-15 Chicago Bulls will travel to play the 14-24 Toronto Raptors in an NBA pro basketball game on Wednesday night. Tip off time from Toronto is scheduled for 7PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

    The current NBA odds from this pro basketball game has the road team Chicago Bulls favored by -3 ½ points with an over under line of 184 points. When the odds were released a few hours ago it was Chicago a -3 points favorite and the total lined at 184 points. There has been a ½ point move on the Bulls.

    The teams have met already three times this season with Chicago winning all three games. The Bulls covered the spread at the road but Toronto covered in the two games held at Chicago due to high point spreads.

    The Bulls are 10-5 on the road. They have won five of their past seven games overall. They come off the 97-58 home win on Monday night to the Atlanta Hawks as a -4 ½ point favorite. The game landed under 183 points. Bulls Head coach Thibodeau read the Bulls the riot act during the shoot around prior to the game due to the team’s poor 10-10 record on their home court. They respond by allowing Atlanta just 20 first half points and a miserable 29.3% shooting percentage. Carlos Boozer had 20 points and 13 rebounds in the win. The Bulls are the number three ranked scoring defense in the NBA by allowing opponents just 91 points a game.

    Toronto is 10-8 straight up on their home court on the season. They have now lost two straight games after a 113-106 road defeat on Tuesday to the Brooklyn Nets as a +7 point underdog. The game came in at over 189 ½ points. The Raptors waste a good shooting night as they hit on just under 49% from the field and 7 of 13 from three. Problem is they allowed Brooklyn 49% shooting and the Nets were hot at the free throw line making 25 of 28 shots. Kyle Lowry came off the bench for the Raptors with 21points on 5 of 7 shooting. Toronto struggles on the glass ranking 28th in the league in rebounds. They are a bottom third team in the league in field goal and scoring defense.