bet365 NBA Betting Preview: Raptors Vs. Bulls Odds (Jan. 30)

The Toronto Raptors will continue their six-game road trip on Tuesday with a stop in Chicago to play the Bulls and a familiar face, DeMar DeRozan.

Toronto has dropped five games in a row and nine of its last 10 following a 126-125 setback to the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday.

Bet on Raptors vs. Bulls

TOR +6
CHI -6

The Bulls ended a two-game slide with a 104-96 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday. With a 22-25 record, the Bulls sit ninth in the Eastern Conference and in a Play-In Tournament position.

Let’s take a closer look at the odds for this matchup via bet365:

Raptors vs. Bulls odds

Raptors Moneyline Odds+190
Bulls Moneyline Odds-230
Over/Under227.5 points (over -110, under -110)
SpreadBulls -6 (-110)
Time/DateJanuary 30, 8:00 p.m. ET
TVBroadcast: SN, SN1
Stream: NBA League Pass
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About the Raptors (16-30 SU, 22-24 ATS, 24-22 o/u)

Sunday marked the team’s eighth one-possession loss this season, which is second most in the NBA behind Golden State (nine). Toronto’s bench flourished last time out against the Hawks, though, outscoring the opposition by 46 points (56-to-10), the largest point differential for the Raptors since April. 10, 2022 in New York. The group, led by Jordan Nwora’s 24 points, also combined for nine three-pointers.

In three previous meetings with the Bulls this season, the Raptors have shot a solid 50% from the field. Scottie Barnes, in particular, has thrived against the Bulls, averaging 22 points, nine rebounds, 7.3 assists, 2.3 blocks, and 1.3 steals, while shooting an impressive 58.1% from the field. He went off for 31 points on Chicago the last time the teams met.

Barnes will be counted on even more Tuesday night, as the Raptors are quite banged up heading into this one (see injury section below).

About the Bulls (22-25 SU, 24-22-1 ATS, 23-23-1 o/u)

The Bulls will have some interesting decisions to make ahead of the Feb. 8 trade deadline. They have four games between now and the deadline to determine whether they’ll be buyers or sellers, but the latter is probably the scenario they’ll be facing.

DeRozan, an unrestricted free agent at the conclusion of the season, could be the most likely piece to be moved in the coming days. But that shouldn’t stop the forward from continuing to thrive against his former team, the Raptors, who he spent his first nine NBA seasons with. The 34-year-old veteran is averaging 25.3 points in three meetings against the Raptors this season, including a 33-point outburst in a 104-103 overtime victory on Oct. 27.

This will be the fourth and final meeting of the season between the Bulls and Raptors. Chicago has taken two of the three previous meetings (1-2 ATS), with the only loss coming in Toronto on Nov. 24.

DeMar DeRozan over 23.5 points


Injury concerns

Three key starters have injury issues for Toronto. Jakob Poeltl (ankle) is questionable, while Immanuel Quickley (quad) is doubtful, and RJ Barrett (knee) is out.

Chicago also has some injury issues, most notably Zach LaVine (ankle) who is out for likely another week. Patrick Williams (foot) and Lonzo Ball (knee) are out.

  • The under is 6-1 in Toronto’s last seven games.
  • Toronto is 2-6 ATS in its last eight games.
  • The Bulls are 4-1 ATS in their last five games.
  • The Bulls have won six straight home games vs. Toronto.
  • Alex Caruso has recorded one or more blocks in 13 straight games, marking the longest active such streak and the longest by any NBA guard or forward in 2023-24. However, sportsbooks have caught on to the trend and raised his blocks line to 1.5 (over +190). He’s only recorded multiple blocks in four of those 13 games.
  • Nikola Vučević has recorded a double-double in eight of his last 10 games vs. the Raptors, averaging 18.3 points per game and 11.8 rebounds per game during this stretch. He’s a steep -270 to record a double-double on Tuesday.
  • DeRozan has recorded six or more assists in four of his last five games, averaging 6.6 during that span. He’s -135 to record over 5.5 assists. DeRozan, who has never been an exceptional three-point shooter, has also drained a triple in four straight games and eight of his last 10. He’s -170 to record over 0.5 threes in this one.

Wagers to consider

  • Vučević double-double and Barnes double-double: +275. This boosted SGP should play well here, especially if Poeltl is ruled out and Scottie needs to help more on the glass. Barnes could log around 40 minutes in this one due to all the Raptors’ injuries and Vučević is a double-double machine.
  • It might be worth taking a look at some Bruce Brown props in this one. The forward will likely start due to Barrett’s injury and he logged 37 minutes last time out against the Hawks, the most action he’s seen since being acquired by the Raptors a couple of weeks ago. His points line (12.5, -120 over) and rebounds line (5.5, over -125) seem achievable as he’s due for a true breakout game as he continues to get comfortable with his new team. The former Indiana Pacer has only exceeded 12 points in one of his five games with the Raptors, but he’s hauled in nine rebounds in consecutive games. This seems like a good breakout spot for Brown to put up some solid numbers.