Chicago are struggling in the Eastern Conference and the Bulls look like missing out on the playoffs for the third time in four years. At the time of writing, Chicago have a 21-55 record in 2018/19 and it wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see the Raptors run riot on Saturday night. You won’t find too many punters backing the Bulls to emerge victorious…
With two wins and eight losses in their last 10 NBA games, Chicago have failed to inspire confidence – a record that is synonymous with their performances this season. In fact, the Bulls will be fortunate to avoid finishing bottom of the Eastern Conference after a very poor campaign.
Meanwhile, Toronto are still fighting for top spot although the Raptors may have to settle for second if the Milwaukee Bucks continue to shine. Nick Nurse is a superb head coach and he will be quietly confident of guiding the Raptors to the NBA Finals. The assumption is, of course, that Toronto will need to beat the Golden State Warriors to claim the NBA title…
Now 12/1 with Betway to win the NBA Championship, the Raptors are right in the mix and this could be their year to make the step up on the biggest stage of all. Toronto have been knocking on the door for a few seasons now and fans will be hoping that success could be on the cards in the coming months.
Date: March 30, 2019
Bulls Fans Left Disappointed Once Again
Chicago’s decline in recent years has been hard to watch. The Bulls have a rich history in the NBA but it will take a minor miracle for Chicago to turn things around ahead of what could be a massive 2019/20 season. If the Bulls fall behind early on, expect Toronto to cruise to victory in second gear.
There are no real standout players on the Chicago roster and that is part of the problem. In some cases, a superstar can carry the franchise into playoff contention but the Bulls are in desperate need of help in key areas. Fans will not stand for another year without featuring in the playoffs.
Raptors Getting Back To Top Form At Right Time
Building momentum ahead of the playoffs is crucial for any team and Toronto have started to do exactly that. The Raptors are on the verge of something special and Canadian fans will be hoping for success in the coming months – write Toronto off at your peril…
Six wins in their last 10 games is nothing to shout about but the Raptors have weathered the initial storm after a difficult spell in February. Toronto tick all the right boxes to go deep into the playoffs and a mouth-watering Conference Championship series with Milwaukee awaits.
On current form, the Raptors are certainly capable of getting the job done but Toronto will need everything to go their way to beat Golden State. As of March 29th, the Warriors are odds-on favourites to win the NBA title once again and Nurse’s side may need to step up.
The Raptors should prove too strong for Chicago in what could be one of the dullest games of the weekend. Toronto are a class above their opponents on paper and this may turn out to be very one-sided. If Kawhi Leonard and co are at their brilliant best, the Bulls might as well not even turn up.
A wide margin of victory awaits for the road team here. Chicago have one of the worst home records in the NBA and Toronto can notch a 24th away win of the campaign.
TIP: Toronto Raptors to win
CORRECT SCORE: Chicago Bulls 101-121 Toronto Raptors