Raptors vs. Bulls Prediction and Odds: Fade Toronto Without Several Key Players UPDATE Game Postponed

Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse.
Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse. / David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE: The NBA has postponed Wednesday's game between the Chicago Bulls and Toronto Raptors.

What follows is the initial betting preview for this matchup:

Another battle between two teams ravaged by the NBA’s COVID-19 outbreak takes place Wednesday night between the Chicago Bulls and the Toronto Raptors

Toronto has about everyone you can imagine out in the league’s health and safety protocols, including Scottie Barnes, Gary Trent Jr. and Fed VanVleet. 

While the Bulls aren’t much better, missing Zach LaVine, Alex Caruso (foot) and several others in the health and safety protocols, they still have Nikola Vucevic and DeMar DeRozan both available. 

Here are the odds for Wednesday’s matchup via WynnBET

Raptors vs. Bulls Odds, Spread and Total


  • Raptors +10.5 (-110)
  • Bulls -10.5 (-110)


  • Raptors: +400
  • Bulls: -500


  • 211.5 (Over -110/Under -110)

Raptors vs. Bulls Prediction and Pick

I am shocked that Toronto is even going to have enough players to make this game happen on Wednesday night. 

Toronto is going to be piecing together a roster of players on 10-day hardship deals around OG Anunoby in Chicago, and I can’t get to this number even at 10 and the hook. 

Nick Nurse’s team ranks ninth in the NBA in offensive rating and 14th in defensive rating, but it’s hard to bank on those statistics when half of the roster is unavailable in tonight’s game. 

The Bulls have rattled off back-to-back wins since returning to action after the NBA postponed two of their games, and I think they easily make it three tonight. 

Pick: Bulls -10.5 (-110)