The Raptors and Bulls will do battle in the first of two play-in games on Wednesday, and given the way both teams closed the season, we should be in for a real treat. Toronto owns the season-long head-to-head 2-1, but both enter with exceptional defenses.
That won’t stop us from piling up a few Overs and concocting some SGPs. So let’s get into the best Raptors vs Bulls parlays for Wednesday.
Note: NBA odds used for these Play-In SGPs are current as of Tuesday, April 11, at 3 p.m. ET.
Raptors vs Bulls Best Same Game Parlay
Raptors vs Bulls Best SGP (+315) • FanDuel Sportsbook
WAGER: 1 unit
- Raptors moneyline (-210)
- Fred VanVleet 3+ Threes (-120)
- Pascal Siakam 8+ Rebounds (-140)
The Raptors have crushed the Bulls on the glass this season, but it’s no surprise. After all, Chicago’s rebounding rate ranks amongst the worst in the NBA, and Toronto’s been above average in that department.
In addition, I think their scoring and depth are just a bit better than Chicago’s, and with that, I like the Raptors to win as the foundation to this NBA bet of the day.
Along those lines, I like the Over on Siakam’s boards. The Raptors star went over 7.5 boards in all but 32 of his 71 starts.
I also like VanVleet to have a great game here. He had one of his worst games of the season against Chicago, but the other two meetings between these sides saw him knock down 11 threes. But, of course, it’s the playoffs, so you can be sure he’ll be launching from deep all night and playing upwards of 40 minutes, as he’s been leaned on by Nick Nurse heavily.
Raptors vs Bulls Longshot Parlay
Raptors vs Bulls Longshot SGP (+2495) • FanDuel Sportsbook
WAGER: 0.4 Units
- Fred VanVleet 25+ Points (+330)
- Fred VanVleet 5+ Threes (+600)
- OG Anunoby Over 2.5 Threes (+118)
I mentioned how much I like VanVleet above because his minutes and usage won’t be questioned here. While the Bulls have had one of the best defenses in the league since the break, the fact remains that VanVleet did have two games against the Bulls this season where he managed 25 or more points and five or more threes.
This seems like a wise longshot to bet on, given we’ve seen it before from him, and we can probably bank on 10 or more attempts from deep.
Anunoby also had two games against the Bulls where he hit exactly two triples, but looking at his playoff game log, we can see he’s generally relied upon in a big way come springtime. In Toronto’s lone playoff series last year, he averaged 6.8 three-point attempts per game and twice hit four threes. So I like taking this one at plus money.