Pre-Gamin': Raptors at Bulls (7:45 CT) – Broadcast Info, Projected Lineups, What to Watch For

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Pre-Gamin’: Raptors at Bulls (7:45 CT) – Broadcast Info, Projected Lineups, What to Watch For

Chicago Bulls

The Bulls and the Raptors will run it back tonight after the Raps took the front half of their back-to-back last night in Toronto.

Game Info

Chicago Bulls (5-6) at Toronto Raptors (6-4) – 7:45 p.m. CT on NBC Sports Chicago, and 670 The Score (Radio)

Projected Starters

Chicago Bulls

1. Ayo Dosunmu
2. Alex Caruso
3. DeMar DeRozan
4. Patrick Williams
5. Nikola Vucevic

Injury Report: Lonzo Ball OUT (knee), Andre Drummond OUT (shoulder), Coby White OUT (quad)

Toronto Raptors

1. Fred VanVleet
2. Gary Trent Jr.
3. OG Anunoby
4. Scottie Barnes
5. Christian Koloko

Injury Report: Pascal Siakam OUT (adductor), Khem Birch QST (knee), Fred VanVleet QST (Back)

Odds

The Bulls walk into tonight as -3 favorites against the Raptors at PointsBet Illinois Sportsbook and at the FanDuel Illinois Sportsbook. Click on either link to sign up and pick the Bulls to cover (… or pick the opposite …)!

What to Watch For …

  • The Raptors’ defense stymied DeMar DeRozan last night, holding him to just 20 points on nine shot attempts in Toronto. DeRozan will need to have a stronger game at home tonight. Without Zach LaVine in the lineup last night, Toronto double-teamed DeRozan all night, and it worked for the Raptors.
  • The Bulls were out-rebounded by the Raptors on the offensive glass last night (23-18) and lost the points off of a turnover battle, giving Toronto second-chance points and free possessions that they converted into points. A cleaner effort tonight will go a long way against this Raptors team.
  • Chicago had trouble with ball security, turning it over 17 times in each contest, leading to a combined 44 points going the other way. The Bulls will need to tighten things up tonight.


Author: Patrick K. Flowers

Patrick is a Staff Writer at Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @PatrickKFlowers.