The Raptors and Bulls played three fairly entertaining games during the regular season, but the overwhelming takeaway from the season series was that Toronto was simply the better side.
With that, the Raptors are deserving 5.5-point favorites and leave us with few options when betting the game lines. That’s why we turn to our best bets from the offerings of Raptors vs Bulls props.
Raptors vs Bulls Player Prop Odds
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Raptors vs Bulls Player Props
Patrick Beverley: Under 2.5 Assists (+115) • DraftKings Sportsbook
WAGER: 1 Unit
The Bulls ranked just 25th in assist rate after the All-Star break, 15th in offensive efficiency, and have to go up against one of the hottest defenses in the NBA. Not only do I expect few points from the Bulls, I expect few assists.
That’s why I land on the Under here with Beverley in my NBA pick of the day. I’m not convinced he’ll receive the playing time required to cash the Over on his assist prop given the fact that the Bulls should be playing from behind, but I also don’t have enough faith in the Bulls’ perimeter scorers to help him out.
Keep in mind that Beverley has only averaged 25 minutes per game over his last 10, and that’s including three games where he played 28 or more.
DeMar DeRozan: Under 4.5 Rebounds (+115) • DraftKings Sportsbook
WAGER: 1 Unit
The Raptors absolutely smoked the Bulls on the glass in the two games Toronto won against them this season. The one game they didn’t also happened to be a game where Toronto’s bigs were in foul trouble.
Assuming Toronto’s big men can stay on the floor, I don’t see a way in for Chicago on the glass.
Chicago was the 22nd-ranked rebounding team this season while Toronto was 15th. I don’t want to short Nikola Vucevic here, though, so I’ll go ahead and target another player.
DeRozan finished the season by hitting this number just once in six games. The last time he faced the Raptors in February, he didn’t even record a rebound. Take the plus money.
Fred VanVleet: Over 2.5 Three-Pointers Made (-130) • DraftKings Sportsbook
WAGER: 2 units
VanVleet did have one of his worst games of the season against the Bulls. He also had five or more threes in the other two meetings, and is a guy who averages over seven threes attempted per game. I think this is a very short number.
Since 2020, VanVleet has averaged a whopping 9.7 three-point attempts per game in the playoffs and has knocked down 3.7 per game on average. It’s very clear for a team which struggles offensively that VanVleet launching triples is going to be the way they score, so I think this is a safe wager.