Expect a shootout when the Toronto Raptors (5-4, 3-1 Home) play host to the Chicago Bulls (5-5, 2-3 Away) on Sunday. Chicago dropped their last game against the Boston Celtics 123-119 at TD Garden on Friday. DeMar DeRozan led the way in defeat with 46 points. The Bulls are the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference.
Toronto dropped a close one on Friday at American Airlines Center, falling to the Dallas Mavericks 111-110. OG Anunoby had 27 points, seven rebounds, and five steals in defeat to lead the team. The Raptors are third in the Eastern Conference, 2.5 games behind the Milwaukee Bucks.It’s the first meeting of the season between the teams.
Chicago won three out of four games between the teams last season, including a 113-99 triumph in their last meeting at United Center on March 21. Zach LaVine led the Bulls with 26 points, six rebounds, and six assists. Pascal Siakam had 22 points in the loss.The Bulls have been led this season by DeRozan, who is averaging 25.6 points per game. DeRozan also has dished 4.3 assists per game.
Meanwhile, Nikola Vucevic is grabbing 12.3 rebounds. Siakam has been the primary provider of the Raptors’ offense, averaging 24.8 points per game. Siakam has also averaged 7.7 assists, ninth-most in the league, and 9.3 rebounds per game. The Bulls and the Raptors are two of the highest-scoring teams in the NBA, ranking tied for fifth with 112.2 points per game on average.
The Raptors have had success in recent matchups between the teams at Scotiabank Arena, winning seven of the last 10.In the last 10 games, Chicago is 5-5 with an average margin of +2.0 (112.2-110.2).
(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Andre Drummond: 33.0 | 20.0 | +13.0
Rebounds per game:
Andre Drummond: 14.0 | 10.2 | +3.8
Assists per game:
DeMar DeRozan: 3.2 | 4.3 | -1.1
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*Odds correct at time of publication, courtesy of BetMGM.