Toronto vs Chicago Bulls by Lloyds

Toronto
VS
Chicago-Bulls
In a battle for the top place in the East, Toronto will host Chicago. The Raptors got off to a surprising 7-1 start (5-0 at home) and now look like a serious playoff contender. The Bulls are also living up to the expectations (6-2 record, 4-0 on the road), with Derrick Rose back ready to clinch the 1st seed in the conference.

 

I didn't like the Raptors in their last game, against Orlando, as they trailed the whole time and eventually won because of some questionable decisions from the officials. Kyle Lowry and Demar Derozan, team's best players, didn't play good and I'm beginning to think that their "home luck" is about to run out tonight when they face the Bulls. Nevertheless, they are still a formidable team offensively (1st in the league in points per game) while defensively manage to hold the opponents to 96.4 points per game. The visitors bounced back after losing to Celtics at home, with a victory over the Pistons. Derrick Rose returned to the squad and looks good after he suffered an ankle injury. I expect him to make things difficult for Lowry tonight as Toronto's point guard didn't have any serious defender on him in these past few games. The Bulls are much more dominant in the paint (Gasol and Noah) but their bench should make the difference in this game. Taj Gibson is the best "sixth man" in the league and Toronto won't have an answer for him an the rest of Chicago's secondary squad.

 

The Bulls have more depth which is why I give them the advantage in this match. Toronto's main lineup is good but they have been playing long minutes in the past few games. Chicago is ready to step up and handle Toronto its first home loss of the season. pin
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Tip Bookmaker Odds * Stake Result
Bulls -2 Bet365 2.55 7 93-100 WON (+10.85 units)
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.
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