At 8:00 ET, the Bulls (-260) will host the Raptors (+209) in a matchup between two Eastern Conference teams. The current over/under line for the game is 225.5 points.

Chicago (-6.5) is 22-25 on the season and is 9th in the Eastern Conference. Toronto has lost five straight games and is 12th in the East with a record of 16-30.


The Pick: Toronto Raptors +6.5

This game will be played at United Center at 8:00 ET on Tuesday, January 30th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 111-108 in favor of the Raptors.
  • Our projections have Scottie Barnes finishing with Scottie Barnes points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Raptors finishing with a field goal percentage of 46.9% and knocking down 11 threes.

Will the Raptors Find a Way to Win on the Road?

Toronto is looking to end their five-game losing streak today in Chicago. Despite being the underdog in each of those games, the Raptors have gone 4-0 against the spread. Overall, they are 22-24 ATS this season, including a 12-11 mark on the road.

In their last game, the Raptors lost to the Hawks by a score of 126-125. They were 6-point underdogs going into the game and covered the spread. The O/U line for that game was 241.5.

This season, Toronto has an O/U record of 24-21-1, with an average scoring line of 231.2 points. In their games, the average over/under line has been 227.6 points.

Toronto's record for the season is 16-30, which has them in 12th place in the Eastern Conference. Against the East, they are 10-21 and 0-11 against other teams in the Atlantic Division.

As the underdog, the Raptors are 8-22 and 15-15 ATS. Today, they are getting 6.5 points against the Bulls.

So far this season, the Raptors are averaging 114.4 points per game, which is 18th in the NBA. However, they have been better on the road, where they are averaging 117.0 points per game.

When it comes to pace, Toronto is 14th in the league at 98.8 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, the Raptors are 10th in the NBA at 47%.

One area where the Raptors have struggled is three-point shooting. They are 24th in the league in three-point shooting percentage at 35%. Overall, they are 20th in true shooting percentage.

On defense, the Raptors come into the game ranked 18th in the league in points allowed at 116.8 per game. Over their last three games, the team is allowing 120.3 points per contest (10th). The Toronto defense has allowed opponents to shoot 37.5% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 48.6% of their field goal attempts vs. Toronto.

Do the Bulls Stand a Chance at Home?

Today, the Bulls are favored for the 4th straight game. They have gone 14-7 as the favorite this season and are 11-9 ATS when favored. As the favorite, they have a scoring margin of +4.1 points per game.

This season, the Bulls have an average scoring differential of +2.6 points per game at home. They are 14-10 straight up at home and 10-12 ATS. In the Eastern Conference, their home record is 8-15.

In their last game, the Bulls defeated the Trail Blazers by a score of 104-96. The O/U line for the game was 222 points, and they were favored by 5.5 points, giving them the ATS win.

In terms of their O/U record for the season, the Bulls are 23-23-1. This year, their games have averaged 223.3 points per game compared to today's O/U line of 225.5.

Chicago's win over Portland improved their overall record to 22-25, which is currently 9th in the Eastern Conference. Against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 13-16 and 3-6 against Central Division opponents.

So far this season, the Bulls have been below the NBA scoring average in 63.8% of their games. At home, they are averaging 111.5 points per game compared to 110.3 on the road.

Chicago's offense is 26th in the NBA at 110.9 points per game. In terms of pace, they are 27th at 96.6 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Bulls are 23rd in field goal percentage at 46%. They are also 26th in true shooting percentage.

On average, the Chicago defense is giving up 112.3 points per game (9th). Right now, they are on a 3 game streak of giving up fewer points than their season average. On two point field goal attempts, the Bulls' defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 55.7% and allowing 36.5% from beyond the arc.