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How to watch Toronto Raptors vs. Chicago Bulls: NBA live stream info, TV channel, start time, game odds

Who’s Playing

Chicago Bulls @ Toronto Raptors

Current Records: Chicago 19-23, Toronto 16-25

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What to Know

The Raptors will be in front of their home fans on Thursday, but a look at the spread shows they might need that home-court advantage. Having just played yesterday, they will get right back to it and host the Chicago Bulls at 7:30 p.m. ET on January 18th at Scotiabank Arena. The Bulls took a loss in their last contest and will be looking to turn the tables on the Raptors, who come in off a win.

The Raptors’ four-game losing streak finally came to an end on Wednesday. They blew past Miami 121-97. The match was pretty much decided by the half, when the score had already reached 78-43.

The Raptors’ victory was a true team effort, with many players turning in solid performances. Perhaps the best among them was Gary Trent Jr., who went 8 for 9 from beyond the arc en route to 28 points and 0 assists. As a matter of fact, that’s the most points Trent Jr. has scored all season. Another player making a difference was RJ Barrett, who scored 26 points along with eight rebounds.

Meanwhile, it’s hard to win when you make 11 fewer threes than your opponent, a fact the Bulls found out the hard way on Monday. They received a tough blow as they fell 109-91 to Cleveland. The result shouldn’t come as a shock considering that’s the fewest points the Bulls have scored all season.

Toronto’s victory bumped their record up to 16-25. As for Chicago, their loss dropped their record down to 19-23.

This contest is shaping up to be a blowout: The Raptors just can’t miss this season, having made 48.3% of their shots per game. It’s a different story for the Bulls, though, as they’ve only made 45.9% of their shots per game this season. Given the Raptors’ sizeable advantage in that area, the Bulls will need to find a way to close that gap.

The Raptors were able to grind out a solid victory over the Bulls in their previous matchup back in November of 2023, winning 121-108. Do the Raptors have another victory up their sleeve, or will the Bulls turn the tables on them? We’ll have the answer soon enough.

Odds

Chicago is a slight 2.5-point favorite against Toronto, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Bulls as a 2-point favorite.

The over/under is set at 227.5 points.

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Series History

Chicago has won 6 out of their last 10 games against Toronto.

  • Nov 24, 2023 – Toronto 121 vs. Chicago 108
  • Oct 27, 2023 – Chicago 104 vs. Toronto 103
  • Apr 12, 2023 – Chicago 109 vs. Toronto 105
  • Feb 28, 2023 – Toronto 104 vs. Chicago 98
  • Nov 07, 2022 – Chicago 111 vs. Toronto 97
  • Nov 06, 2022 – Toronto 113 vs. Chicago 104
  • Mar 21, 2022 – Chicago 113 vs. Toronto 99
  • Feb 03, 2022 – Toronto 127 vs. Chicago 120
  • Jan 26, 2022 – Chicago 111 vs. Toronto 105
  • Oct 25, 2021 – Chicago 111 vs. Toronto 108

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