Toronto Raptors vs Chicago Bulls 12/22/2021 Spread Picks and Prediction
Toronto Raptors vs Chicago Bulls 12/22/2021 – The Chicago Bulls are now on back-to-back wins and they are looking to extend it to a winning streak heading to the next game. The Toronto Raptors will be their opponents this coming Tuesday, December 22 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. NBC Sports Chicago will be putting the game live on television starting at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time and it will be shared to the online live stream by NBA League Pass. According to NBA betting spreads, the Toronto Raptors are going to be the underdogs in this matchup against the Chicago Bulls and will drop further in the NBA Eastern Conference.
Toronto Raptors vs Chicago Bulls 12/22/2021
|When:||December 22, 2021 8:00 PM ET|
|Where:||United Center, Chicago, Illinois|
|TV:||NBC Sports Chicago|
|Stream:||NBA League Pass|
Toronto Raptors Betting
The Toronto Raptors have been doing pretty well for the past weeks as they only lost twice in their last seven matches. They bounced back from an overtime loss against the Brooklyn Nets with a huge upset victory over the Golden State Warriors, 119-100. This pushed their record to 14-15 and they are tied with the Atlanta Hawks for the 10th best record in the NBA Eastern Conference. Against the Warriors, Fred VanVleet was the best player tallying 27 points, 12 assists and seven rebounds. Rookie Scottie Barnes continued to lead the rookies and he finished with 21 points, eight boards and six dimes.
Players to watch: F. VanVleet SG 28 GP 28 GS 37.9 MIN 20.1 PTS 0.8 OR 4.3 DR 5.1 REB 6.7 AST 1.6 STL 0.6 BLK 3 TO 2.5 PF 2.2 AST/TO 18.46 PER
O. Anunoby SF 16 GP 16 GS 36.8 MIN 19.3 PTS 1.5 OR 3.8 DR 5.3 REB 2.7 AST 1.5 STL 0.6 BLK 1.6 TO 2.8 PF 1.7 AST/TO 16.04 PER
P. Siakam PF 17 GP 17 GS 34.5 MIN 19.1 PTS 1.9 OR 5.7 DR 7.6 REB 3.7 AST 0.6 STL 0.8 BLK 2.2 TO 3.3 PF 1.7 AST/TO 18.01 PER.
Chicago Bulls Betting
The Chicago Bulls have won back-to-back games and they are still trailing the Brooklyn Nets by 1.5 games with their record at 19-10. The trailing Cleveland Cavaliers are 2.5 games behind them and they are starting to break away from the pack. This team was able to pick up wins over the Los Angeles Lakers and the most recent was with the Houston Rockets, 113-118. DeMar DeRozan has been the team’s best player and he had 26 points against the Rockets. The big surprise was Coby White coming off the bench with 24 points while Alfonso McKinnie chipped in with 16.
Players to Watch: D. DeRozan SF 26 GP 26 GS 35.1 MIN 26.8 PTS 0.6 OR 4.5 DR 5.2 REB 4.2 AST 0.9 STL 0.3 BLK 2 TO 2.2 PF 2.1 AST/TO 24.48 PER
Z. LaVine SG 27 GP 27 GS 35.1 MIN 26 PTS 0.3 OR 5 DR 5.3 REB 4.2 AST 0.5 STL 0.3 BLK 2.7 TO 1.6 PF 1.6 AST/TO 21.98 PER
N. Vucevic C 22 GP 22 GS 33.1 MIN 15.5 PTS 1.7 OR 8.7 DR 10.4 REB 3.5 AST 0.9 STL 1 BLK 1.5 TO 2.3 PF 2.3 AST/TO 15.92 PER.
Toronto Raptors vs Chicago Bulls 12/22/2021 Betting Numbers
Toronto are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto’s last 5 games.
Toronto are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games.
Raptors are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against Chicago.
Toronto are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against Chicago.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Toronto’s last 8 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Chicago.
Toronto are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games this season.
Raptors are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
Toronto are 5-12 SU in their last 17 games against an opponent in the Central Division division.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chicago’s last 9 games.
Chicago are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago’s last 5 games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chicago’s last 6 games when playing at home against Toronto.
Chicago are 13-7 SU in their last 20 games this season.
Chicago are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Division division.
Bulls are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games played in December.
Chicago are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games played on a Wednesday.
Goran Dragic PG Personal is out indefinitely
Pascal Siakam PF Quarantine is downgraded to OUT Wednesday vs Chicago
Fred VanVleet PG Quarantine is OUT Wednesday vs Chicago
Khem Birch PF Knee is “?” Wednesday vs Chicago
Gary Trent Jr. SG Quarantine is downgraded to OUT Wednesday vs Chicago
Precious Achiuwa PF COVID-19 is OUT Wednesday vs Chicago
Dalano Banton SF COVID-19 is downgraded to OUT Wednesday vs Chicago
David Johnson SG Calf is downgraded to OUT Wednesday vs Chicago
Scottie Barnes SF COVID-19 is out indefinitely
Justin Champagnie SF Illness is downgraded to OUT Wednesday vs Chicago
Zach LaVine SG COVID-19 is out indefinitely
Derrick Jones Jr. SF Hamstring is out indefinitely
Alex Caruso SG Foot is downgraded to OUT Wednesday vs Toronto
Alize Johnson PF COVID-19 is out indefinitely
Troy Brown SF COVID-19 is upgraded to “?” Wednesday vs Toronto
Matt Thomas SG COVID-19 is out indefinitely
Patrick Williams SF Thumb is out for season
Devon Dotson PG COVID-19 is OUT Wednesday vs Toronto
Ayo Dosunmu PG COVID-19 is out indefinitely
|Toronto Raptors||Chicago Bulls|
|14-15-0||Against the Spread||18-11-0|
|106||Points per Game||109|
|105||Points Allowed per Game||106|
Toronto Raptors vs Chicago Bulls Betting Picks
The Chicago Bulls are one of the strongest teams in the entire NBA and according to the best online sportsbook, the Toronto Raptors are going to succumb to them in this matchup. Even with Zach LaVine out, the Bulls are still the safe pick since the game is played on their home court.
Moneyline: The Raptors being the underdog team is +400 if they pull another upset win while the Bulls are -550.
ATS: It is a very wide 9.5 points across the spread with the Bulls sitting on -9.5 while the Raptors are -9.5.
TOTALs: 213.5 points is the total set for this matchup with the Raptors going over and the Bulls are under.
Score Prediction: 116 – 105, Bulls