Toronto Raptors (16-29) vs. Chicago Bulls (21-25)
Toronto Raptors vs. Chicago Bulls 1/30/24 – On Monday, January 30, 2024 at 8:00 PM ET, two NBA rivals will square off: Toronto Raptors against Chicago Bulls in an epic NBA showdown at United Center. Both squads hope to make an impressionable statement against one another while improving their standings within league standings. We as sports handicappers will provide expert point spread picks into this thrilling contest!
The Toronto Raptors enter this game with a record of 16-29 and have struggled to find their rhythm thus far this season. Their offense averages 114.2 points per game with an impressive field goal percentage of 47.9% but needs work when it comes to three point shooting (35%). Rebounding, on the other hand, has been strong; they average 43.7 boards each game as proof that they possess their ability to control boards effectively.
Chicago Bulls (21-25) have made strides toward cementing their position within the Eastern Conference with an average score of 111.1 per game and field goal percentage of 46.3%; their three-point shooting is impressive at 35.9% while free throw shooting percentage stands at an impressive 78.9%.
Toronto Raptors vs. Chicago Bulls 1/30/24 Game Info
|Tuesday, January 30, 2024 at 8:00 PM ET
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Pascal Siakam (PF) vs. DeMar DeRozan (SF)
Pascal Siakam has been an impressive force for the Raptors this season, averaging 22.2 points per game while contributing greatly on both ends of the court. His ability to grab rebounds, create opportunities for teammates and play strong defense make him an essential member of their squad and must-watch player.
DeMar DeRozan has been an immensely effective scoring machine for the Bulls, averaging 22.1 points per game while also contributing with assists and steals to provide them with a versatile threat on the court.
When these two key players face each other on the court, their battle of skills and strategy will be intensely competitive. When Siakam goes up against DeRozan in terms of defense or scoring ability, their individual matchup could have significant ramifications on overall gameplay.
NBA Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD
As yet, betting odds for this matchup have yet to be set. Keep up-to-date with reputable sportsbooks’ odds updates in terms of point spread, moneyline and total odds.
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Raptors have had difficulty lately, going 1-4 in their last five games overall and against the spread, too – both with scores going over in none of those five matches and only 9 home contests since January 23. When playing away games however they fare much better at 10-11 against spread with scores going under more often. It should also be noted that none of their totals went over during that stretch either!
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls have shown more consistency over their last five games with a 2-3 record and better results against the spread, going 3-2 during that span – including nine wins against spread on their road trip; they have seen over hits occur twice of those five matches and 11 out of 24 home contests respectively.
Toronto Raptors vs. Chicago Bulls 1/30/24 Betting Picks
At stake in this engaging match-up between the Toronto Raptors and Chicago Bulls are numerous variables. While the Raptors have struggled recently, Pascal Siakam stands out as an effective contributor on both ends of the court who can make an impactful statement with both offense and defense. Meanwhile, DeMar DeRozan leads their consistent play from the Chicago Bulls side.
At present, this matchup between both teams appears close; however, due to their recent form and home court advantage, I think the Bulls may hold the edge here. Siakam may prove pivotal in leading his Raptors team forward; however, DeRozan is an effective scorer while making them consistent; therefore the Bulls would seem the better option in this contest.
Monitoring NBA match previews, current odds and betting lines can provide invaluable insight into where smart money is flowing. Furthermore, key players such as Pascal Siakam and DeMar DeRozan’s performances likely play an integral part in shaping game outcomes.
Free Pick and Prediction: Toronto Raptors 108, Chicago Bulls 112