Chicago Bulls vs Toronto Raptors Odds and Prediction
Tonight Chicago Bulls will be up against Toronto Raptors at the United Center. The Bulls are coming off two back-to-back wins at home. They were without their star Zach Lavine and a few other players due to injuries and health and safety protocols.
The Raptors on the other hand are coming off a win at home against the Warriors. The Raptors on Wednesday will be without most of their main players, they will be missing 11 of their players as most of them entered the health and safety protocols. So, it will be very tough for the Raptors to win a game on road without most of their main players.
Going in the game, the home side Chicago Bulls will be starting as favorites.
Chicago Bulls vs Toronto Raptors Odds and Prediction: Game Preview
The Bulls are currently 2nd in the east with a 19-10 record. They have won 2 games in a row even without Zach Lavine and a few other players. They had a huge start to the season but recently they got struck by a few injuries and a lot of players entering health and safety protocols. Even though they were missing a lot of their star players in the last 10 games they won 7 games out of their last 10 games.
The Chicago Bulls are the third-best team in the league when it comes down to win percentage at home. They have won 10 out of their 14 games played at home. The Bulls are top 10 in offensive rating and 11th in defensive rating in the league so far this season.
The Bulls are top 3 in 3- point shooting percentage in the league. They are shooting at 37.1% from three this season. They commit fewer turnovers than any team in the league at home. They commit only 11 turnovers per game at home.
So, looking at all the stats and numbers it is safe to say the Bulls are one of the toughest teams in the league to beat at home.
The Toronto Raptors are currently 10th in the east with a 14-15 record. They are coming off a win against the Warriors on Saturday. The Raptors are 5-5 in their last 10 games. The Biggest headline from the Raptors before this matchup is that 11 of their players are ruled for this matchup due to several injuries and players entering the health and safety protocols which includes Fred VanVleet their point guard who was added to the health and safety protocol last night.
This really will be a very tough challenge for the Raptors without most of their players in the lineup especially against the Bulls on the road. The Bulls are an elite team and they are great at home. This will be a very tough game for the Raptors. The Raptors have won 7 out of their 13 road games but this matchup with all the injuries and players missing due to Covid protocols will be a steep hill to climb for the Raptors.
Chicago Bulls vs Toronto Raptors Odds and Prediction: Key Players
Lonzo Ball: Lonzo Ball has been proving his doubters wrong with each season he plays, and this season has been no different. He is averaging 12.7 PPG, 1.7 SPG, and 1.0 BPG.
DeMar DeRozan: He is having a great season so far. He is averaging 26.8 PPG, 5.2 RPG, and 4.2 APG. DeRozan had a monster against the Lakers on Sunday he led the Bulls with 38 points. He also had a great game against the Rockets he scored 26 points.
OG Anunoby: OG Anunoby had a great start to this season, then he missed 13 games due to a hip injury. He returned to the court on Saturday against the Warriors. He is averaging 19.3 PPG, 5.2 RPG, 2.7 APG, and 1.5 SPG.
Chicago Bulls vs Toronto Raptors Odds and Prediction: Injury Report
|Alex Caruso||Questionable||Left Foot Sprain.|
|Derrick Jones Jr.||Out||Health and Safety Protocols|
|DeMar DeRozan||Out||Health and Safety Protocols|
|Matt Jones||Out||Health and Safety Protocols|
|Patrick Williams||Out||Wrist (Expected to miss four to six months)|
|Zach Lavine||Out||Health and Safety Protocols|
|Ayo Dosunmu||Out||Health and Safety Protocols|
|Troy Brown Jr.||Out||Health and Safety Protocols|
|Stanley Johnson||Out||Health and Safety Protocols|
|Alize Johnson||Out||Health and Safety Protocols|
|Gray Trent Jr.||Out||Health and Safety Protocols|
|Dalano Banton||Out||Health and Safety Protocols|
|Pascal Siakam||Out||Health and Safety Protocols|
|Goran Dragic||Out||Personal Reasons|
|Fred VanVleet||Out||Health and Safety Protocols|
|Malachi Flynn||Out||Health and Safety Protocols|
|Precious Achiuwa||Out||Health and Safety Protocols|
|Scottie Barnes||Out||Health and Safety Protocols|
|Justin Champagnie||Out||Right knee tendinitis.|
Chicago Bulls vs Toronto Raptors Odds and Prediction: Predicted Winner
|Chicago Bulls||Toronto Raptors||Predicted Winner|
|FiveThirtyEight||Win Probability: 92%||Win Probability: 8%||Chicago Bulls|
The Bulls at home have a massive advantage over the undermanned Toronto Raptors. The Bulls themselves will be missing a lot of players but in the last two games, they have shown they can still win even without Zach Lavine and other key players. So, the Bulls at home are expected to go past the Raptors on Wednesday.
Chicago Bulls vs Toronto Raptors Odds and Prediction: Match Details
Chicago Bulls vs Toronto Raptors
Date and Time: Wednesday, December 22, 8 PM ET
Venue: United Center at Chicago