|Written by Michael|
Bet on the NBAThe Chicago Bulls continue to hold the top record in the NBA with a 38-10 record. The Bulls will be taking their top record up north to Toronto's Air Canada Centre for a game with the Toronto Raptors.
The Raptors are 15-31 and are ranked twelve in the Eastern Conference.
This is the second time the teams have competed against each other. The Bulls won 77-64 on January 14.
The Bulls are 8-2 in their last ten games. The Bulls have been winning in spite of the injuries plaguing the team. Derrick Rose has a groin injury and has missed the last four games that the Bulls have played. This includes yesterday's 85-59 win over Orlando.
The Bulls have still been able to win in spite of injury concerns. Luol Deng and Carlos Boozer continue to lead the Bulls among healthy players with more than 15 points per game. Rose still leads with 22.8 points per game in 34 games this year. Joakim Noah is barely averaging a double-double with 10.2 rebounds and 10.1 points per game.
The Toronto Raptors have lost three of their last four games. The only win was a narrow overtime win over Memphis on Friday. The last Raptors game was a 106-87 loss to New York yesterday. The Raptors also have Jose Calderon back in the lineup. Calderon missed five games with an ankle injury. Calderon has scored 10.5 points per game and gotten 8.5 rebounds in each game.
The Raptors are appearing to look towards the next season at this point. Leandro Barbosa was traded to Indiana recently. However, Andrea Bargnani has continued to improve since returning from an injury. He has scored in double digits in each of the past six games.
The Chicago Bulls are strong favorites for the game in the NBA odds. The Bulls have a -8 advantage with a -105 payout for the bet. The Raptors are +8 underdogs with a -115 payout. The over/under is listed at 184. The Bulls are looking to keep their lead in the East up but the Raptors will be looking for a strong performance.