NBA Picks Monday 3/14/2016 – CHI vs. TOR
Pick #1 – Chicago Bulls at Toronto Raptors
As the Chicago Bulls try with all there might to claw there way into the last Eastern conference playoff spot (2 games out of 8th place) so too do the Toronto Raptors want to bring there A game as they position for the #1 spot in the East. As the 4-6 over there last 10 contests Bulls duel it out with an 8-2 over there last 10 matches Raptors there should be some serious shooting going on. If this season has any trends this might be one of the strongest when it comes to competition and offensive production. The Chicago Bulls (32-32) and Toronto Raptors (57-6) are known for high scoring games and intense battles this year. While Bulls deal with a plethora of injuries and face a fully healthy Raptors they do get offensive powerhouse Jimmy Butler back tonight and that will go along way towards running up the score on both sides. The Raptors have no injuries to report and the Bulls show Pau Gasol and Joakim Noah as sure outs. Derrick Rose and Mike Dunleavy are on the fence while Nikola Mirotic finds his return along side Butler. Currently both teams are turning up with there best every game as each desperately needs wins as they fight for much needed better positions. We begin to discuss how these teams react when theymeet and the last 10 one on one's between these two have lead a massive 7-3 over/under total record which shows a promising start to where we think this score is headed. The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games at home and The total has gone OVER in 14 of Chicago's last 20 games on the road so no only on a joint level but also at the individual level these teams are playing some serious high scoring basketball. Offensive and defensive stats over the last 10 games when combined for these two add up to 210.7 and 210.5 so we are easily hitting over are total mark needed which is very rare and also a great sign. The total over/under spread for this NBA game had an opening of 205 and has been moving ever since and has risen as high as 207 so far giving us a great clue as to where all the money is pouring in on this one. The isolated matchup is what we are really looking at here and it seems as these two aggressive, fast paced competitors come together the score is always run up as less then a month ago the result was 106 – 116 in a similar meeting even Chicago taking the win and the upset. Both teams seem to take it up an extra notch on the offensive side when these two teams as a game a few months ago also saw a Bulls upset and a sky high 115-113 final scoreboard. The Raptors are predicted to cover the spread by -9 at home which seems ambitious given the recent outcomes so they will need to be putting up some serious numbers against there in conference rivals. A lot of are plus value markers and indicators are hitting on the over in this one tonight so lets ride with the over 207 and take this trending position home.
Chicago Bulls at Toronto Raptors - Monday, March 14, 2016 7:35 PM
507 Chicago Bulls +9
508 Toronto Raptors -9
507 Chicago Bulls Over 207
508 Toronto Raptors Under 207
Betting odds provided by 5Dimes
Over 207 (2 Units)
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