Bulls vs Raptors: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – March 14, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on March 14, 2021 - Last Updated on March 17, 2021

A game after he put up 30 points in a 101-90 loss to the Heat, Zach LaVine leads the Chicago Bulls (16-20) at home against the Toronto Raptors (17-21) on Sunday, March 14, 2021. The Bulls are favored by 3.5 points in the matchup, which begins at 9:00 PM ET on NBCS-CHI. The matchup has an over/under set at 231 points.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of March 14, 2021, 1:05 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Bulls vs Raptors Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of March 14

Devon Dotson: Out (Knee),
Garrett Temple: Out (Ankle)

Fred VanVleet: Day To Day (Health and Safety Protocols),
OG Anunoby: Day To Day (Health and Safety Protocols),
Pascal Siakam: Day To Day (Health and Safety Protocols),
Malachi Flynn: Day To Day (Health and Safety Protocols),
Patrick McCaw: Day To Day (Health and Safety Protocols)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Raptors (+3.5)
Total Pick Under (231)
Prediction Raptors 114, Bulls 113

While DraftKings has the Bulls winning by 3.5, the model has the Raptors taking home the victory, with a considerable margin between the two spreads (4.3 points). Take the Raptors.

The model predicts a total 3.9 points lower than the one set by DraftKings for this matchup.

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Bulls Key Players

Zach LaVine 36 28.5 5.2 5.2 1.1 0.4 3.5
Lauri Markkanen 16 19.4 5.9 0.9 0.4 0.4 3.2
Coby White 36 16.1 4.9 5.0 0.4 0.2 2.4
Thaddeus Young 32 12.2 6.1 4.3 1.3 0.6 0.2
Wendell Carter Jr. 25 11.8 7.9 2.2 0.6 0.8 0.3

Raptors Key Players

Pascal Siakam 30 20.1 7.5 4.8 1.2 0.7 1.2
Fred VanVleet 34 20.1 4.4 6.6 1.7 0.8 3.4
Norman Powell 36 18.7 3.0 1.8 1.2 0.1 2.7
Kyle Lowry 31 18.0 5.5 7.2 1.1 0.2 2.9
Chris Boucher 38 14.1 6.6 1.1 0.6 1.9 1.7

Shooting Trends

  • This season, the Bulls have a 48.2% shooting percentage from the field, which is 2.4% higher than the 45.8% of shots the Raptors’ opponents have made.
  • Chicago has a 16-8 record against the spread and a 13-12 straight-up record in games it shoots higher than 45.8% from the field.
  • Toronto is 15-10 against the spread and 14-11 overall when allowing opponents to shoot better than 48.2% from the field.
  • The Raptors’ 45% shooting percentage from the field this season is the same as the Bulls have given up to their opponents.
  • Toronto has compiled a 10-4 record against the spread and a 9-5 straight up record in games it shoots above 47.7% from the field.
  • This season, Chicago has a 10-1 record against the spread and a 9-2 straight up record when it allows opponents to shoot higher than 45% from the field.
  • The Bulls are making 38.1% of their three-point shots this season, 0.3% higher than the 37.8% the Raptors allow opponents to shoot from deep.
  • Chicago has a 14-7 record against the spread and an 11-10 record overall when the team hits more than 37.8% of its three-point shots.
  • Toronto has put up a 15-4 against the spread while going 13-6 overall in games this season when its opponents shoot better than 38.1% from deep.
  • The Raptors are hitting 38.3% of their shots from three-point distance, which is just 3.3 percentage points greater than the 35% the Bulls’ opponents are averaging on the season.
  • Toronto is 14-10 against the spread and 13-11 overall when shooting above 35% as a team from three-point range.
  • Chicago has a 15-9 ATS record and a 14-11 straight-up record in games this season it has shot better than 38.3% from three-point distance.
  • The Bulls hit 13.1 three-pointers per game this season, 2.4 fewer makes per game than the Raptors give up (15.5).
  • When Toronto makes more three-pointers than its opponents, it is 15-7 against the spread and 14-8 overall. When Chicago is out-shot from beyond the arc by its opponents, it is 6-5 ATS and 3-8 straight up.
  • The Bulls rank 13th in the NBA in made three-pointers, while the Raptors give up the 27th-fewest made threes in the league.

Bulls vs Raptors Stat Rankings

Bulls Rank Bulls AVG Raptors AVG Raptors Rank
11th 114 Points Scored 112.9 15th
24th 115.1 Points Allowed 111.9 17th
15th 44.2 Rebounds 41.6 30th
22nd 9 Off. Rebounds 9.4 20th
13th 13.1 3pt Made 15.5 3rd
8th 26.1 Assists 25.1 14th
30th 15.4 Turnovers 13.1 9th

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