Bulls vs. Raptors odds, line, spread: 2021 NBA picks, April 8 predictions from proven computer model

The Toronto Raptors will take on the Chicago Bulls at 7:30 p.m. ET on Thursday at Amalie Arena. Toronto is 20-31 overall and 11-13 at home, while Chicago is 21-28 overall and 11-12 on the road. The Bulls won the first meeting of the season on Mar. 14, 118-95. 

Chicago is favored by 3.5 points in the latest Raptors vs. Bulls odds from William Hill Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 217. Before entering any Bulls vs. Raptors picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times, and it has returned almost $8,900 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks over the past two-plus seasons. The model is up almost $900 on its top-rated picks this season, and dating back to last year, it entered Week 16 of the 2020-21 NBA schedule on a stunning 93-59 roll on top-rated NBA picks against the spread. Anybody who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Raptors vs. Bulls. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA betting lines for Bulls vs. Raptors:

  • Raptors vs. Bulls spread: Raptors +3.5
  • Raptors vs. Bulls over-under: 217 points
  • Raptors vs. Bulls money line: Chicago -165, Toronto +145  

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What you need to know about the Raptors

The Raptors lost to the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday, 110-101. Toronto went down by 34 points in the first 20 minutes of the game. The Raptors have lost five of their past seven games. Pascal siakam missed nine of 11 shots in the first half then scored 17 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter. 

The Raptors missed 28 of 33 3-point attempts against the Lakers. They allowed Los Angeles to shoot 60 percent from the field in the first half. Fred VanVleet (hip) and Kyle Lowry (foot) are out for Thursday’s game. 

What you need to know about the Bulls

Meanwhile, Chicago strolled past the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday, 113-97. Nikola Vucevic posted a double-double on 32 points and 17 rebounds in addition to five assists. The Bulls outrebounded the Pacers 57-33, their largest edge on the boards since 2014. The Bulls will aim for a third consecutive win on Thursday.

Vucevic is averaging 24.3 points per game, the first Chicago center to average 20-plus points since 1978-79. Daniel Theis (personal) will return on Thursday after missing one game. Garrett Temple (hamstring) is out.  

How to make Raptors vs. Bulls picks

The model has simulated Raptors vs. Bulls 10,000 times and the results are in. It is leaning under on the total, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in almost 70 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Raptors vs. Bulls? And which side of the spread hits in almost 70 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Raptors vs. Bulls spread to jump on Thursday, all from the model that is on an incredible 93-59 roll.

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