Chicago Bulls versus Toronto Raptors Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Lines Odds Preview 4-9-2013

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The 29-48 Toronto Raptors will travel to play the 42-34 Chicago Bulls in an NBA pro basketball game on Tuesday night. Tip off time from Chicago is scheduled for 8PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the NBA League Pass Channel.

The NBA odds from this pro basketball game will be out on Tuesday afternoon as Joakim Noah and Luol Deng are both listed as doubtful with injuries.

The teams met back on January 16th with the Bulls earning the 107-105 road win at Toronto as a -4 ½ point betting favorite. The total landed over 183 points.

Toronto has a road mark of 11-28 on the season. They lose for the seventh time in ten games after a 100-83 road defeat on Saturday to the Milwaukee Bucks as a +6 point underdog. The game ended under 202 ½ points. The Raptors fell behind 61-42 at the half in defeat. They shoot just 36.1% from the floor and made 3 of 10 three pointers. Toronto turned the ball over 18 times and gave up 47.4% shooting to Milwaukee. Alan Anderson came off the bench with 14 points on 6 of 10 shooting for the Raptors. Toronto has not shot the basketball very well this season ranking in the bottom third of the league in field goal and three point shooting. They have been held to under 100 points in nine straight games.

The Bulls are 22-16 playing at home. Their two game win streak was snapped on Sunday in a 99-85 road defeat to the Detroit Pistons as a -4 ½ point betting favorite. The total came in at under 185 points. The team shot 45.2% from the floor and made 3 of 15 three pointers. They allowed 53.4% shooting to Detroit along with 9 of 18 from three point distance. The Bulls had seven less rebounds than the playoff eliminated Pistons. Carlos Boozer led Chicago with 21 points and ten rebounds as he made 10 of his 18 shots. The Bulls sit in the fifth seed in the Eastern conference trailing the fourth seeded Brooklyn Nets by two games with just six games remaining. There is still no timetable for Derrick Rose’s return. The defense has been good but the offense atrocious. They are now 30th and last in the NBA in scoring offense by pushing across just 92.7 points a game. Chicago ranks near the bottom of the league in field goal and three point shooting.

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