Bulls vs Raptors: NBA Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – April 8, 2021

Posted By Staff on April 8, 2021

Nikola Vucevic leads the Chicago Bulls (21-28) into a matchup against the Toronto Raptors (20-31) after scoring 32 points in a 113-97 win over the Pacers. The Bulls are  favorites in the game on Thursday, April 8, which starts at 7:30 PM ET. The point total in the matchup is set at .

The betting insights in this article reflect odds data from DraftKings Sportsbook as of April 8, 2021, 6:40 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Bulls vs Raptors Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of April 8

Bulls:
Daniel Theis: Day To Day (Not With Team),
Lauri Markkanen: Day To Day (Leg),
Adam Mokoka: Day To Day (Not With Team),
Garrett Temple: Out (Hamstring),
Coby White: Day To Day (Neck),
Devon Dotson: Day To Day (Not With Team)

Raptors:
Patrick McCaw: Out (Knee),
Rodney Hood: Out (Hip),
Fred VanVleet: Out (Hip),
Kyle Lowry: Day To Day (Foot),
Paul Watson: Out (Health and Safety Protocols),
Jalen Harris: Day To Day (Hip)

Bulls and Raptors Records ATS

  • Chicago is over .500 against the spread this season with a record of 27-21.
  • The Bulls have a winning record against the spread when favored by 3.5 points or more, going 4-3 this season.
  • Only 23 of 48 Chicago games this season (47.9%) resulted in a total more than the contest’s over/under.
  • Toronto has a 21-30 record ATS this season.
  • For the 22nd time this season, the Raptors are at least a 3.5-point underdog, where they have a record of 7-14 against the spread.
  • Toronto and its opponents have often hit the over this season, doing so in 52.9% (27) of its 51 games played.

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Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
3/14/2021 Bulls Bulls -3 229 -145 122 Regular Season 118-95 CHI

Scoring Trends

  • Chicago’s games this season have gone over the point total for Thursday’s matchup total (221.5 points) in 59.2% of opportunities (29 out of 49 matchups).
  • In 28 out of Toronto’s 51 games this season (54.9%), the competing teams scored a higher point total than the over/under in Thursday’s matchup.
  • On average, the Bulls have seen a 226.1 over/under in their games this season, 4.6 more points than the over/under in this matchup.
  • A difference of 2.0 points separates the average total points bet in Raptors’ games (223.5 points) and this matchup’s over/under (221.5 points).
  • The Bulls’ average implied point total this season is 2.8 more points than their implied total in Thursday’s game (115.8 implied points on average compared to 113 implied points in this game).
  • Chicago has outscored its implied point total for this matchup (113) 26 times this season.
  • The Raptors’ average implied point total on the season (114 points) is five points higher than their implied total in this matchup (109 points).
  • Toronto has scored more than 109 points 29 times this season.
  • The Bulls are at the 14th spot in the NBA’s scoring charts (112.6 PPG), while the Raptors allow the 18th-fewest points per game (111.5) in the league.
  • The Bulls have a negative point differential on the season (-45 total points, -0.9 per game), while the Raptors have scored only 18 more points than their opponents (0.4 per game).

Bulls Leaders

  • Zach LaVine leads the Bulls in scoring, putting up 27.2 points per game.
  • LaVine’s PRA prop total for the game is set at 27.5, 9.5 less than his season average of 37.0.
  • Tomas Satoransky leads Chicago with 4.9 assists per game and Vucevic paces the squad with 11.7 rebounds per contest.
  • Satoransky’s PRA prop total for the game is set at 17.5, 1.7 greater than his season average of 15.8.
  • LaVine knocks down 3.4 threes per game to lead the Bulls.
  • LaVine’s three pointers made prop over/under for the game is set at 2.5, 0.9 shots less than his season average of 3.4.
  • Thaddeus Young leads the team with 1.3 steals per game. Daniel Theis collects 1.0 block a game to pace Chicago.
  • Theis’ blocks prop total for the game is set at 1.5, 0.5 blocks higher than his season average of 1.0.

Raptors Leaders

  • Pascal Siakam is at the top of the Raptors scoring and rebounding leaderboards with 20.6 points per game and 7.3 rebounds per game this season.
  • Siakam’s points prop over/under for the game is set at 30.5, 9.9 points higher than his season average of 20.6.
  • The Toronto leader in assists is Kyle Lowry with 7.3 assists per game.
  • Lowry’s PRA prop over/under for the game is set at 30.5, 0.8 greater than his season average of 29.7.
  • Fred VanVleet is tops from three-point range for the Raptors, knocking down 3.3 threes per game.
  • VanVleet’s three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 4.5, 1.2 shots greater than his season average of 3.3.
  • Nobody on Toronto grabs more steals than VanVleet (1.7 per game) or blocks more shots than Chris Boucher (1.9 per game).
  • VanVleet’s steals prop over/under for the contest is set at 2.5, 0.8 steals higher than his season average of 1.7.

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