Bulls and Raptors
A short break , and we re back with a new free tip. Again , we ll look for a something good in the NBA . Tonight s game will be played in Chicago , at the United Center , local time 8,30 PM . The local team Chicago bulls against Toronto Raptors .
Chicago had a really bad start , with 4 loses … but in the 5th game they managed to win against Detroit by 4 points , in a really tight game , where the Pistons made a couple of poor plays at the end .
Thomas had 19 points and 14 rebounds, Luol Deng added 17 points and the Bulls’ bench contributed 31 points – led by 13 from Joe Smith. Chicago outrebounded Detroit, 47-36 and held a 42-26 edge in points in the paint. Kirk Hinrich had 14 assists . A few details about Chicago s stats :
Chicago is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Chicago is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chicago’s last 6 games
Chicago is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Chicago is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Not impressive at all …
Toronto started this season really good with 2 wins … but blew it immediately with 3 loses in a row . Last night though , after a really good game they won in Philadelphia 105-103 .
Chris Bosh had 24 points and 10 rebounds while Anthony Parker added 22 and six. Bosh also made a key play on the defensive end when he blocked a potential tying layup from Andre Miller with five seconds left.
Bosh was 16-of-18 at the line, including three free throws in the final 20 seconds after Philadelphia had cut the lead to one point. Bosh is 48-of-52 (92.3 percent) from the line in six games, while going 26-of-66 (39.3 percent) from the field.
With his team coming in mired in the losing streak, Raptors coach Sam Mitchell replaced the inconsistent Andrea Bargnani in the lineup with Rasho Nesterovic. The slovenian was scoreless in 12 minutes while Bargnani had nine points.
The situation requires more involvement by Bargnani , and tonight he could play for his starting spot in the team . He needs to prove his abilities otherwise Sam Mitchell will take actions against him . Nesterovic doesn’t offer the kind of offensive upside starting Bargnani does, but at the same time Bargnani can’t give Mitchell what he needs under his own basket the way Nesterovic can.
The key to the game will be Chris Bosh on Tyrus Thomas. Thomas is coming off his best game of the year in the win over the Pistons on Thursday. He was active on both ends of the floor and will give Bosh everything he can handle. Thomas played in 72 games last year but made just four starts so he’s new to the role but based on the Detroit game, quite capable.
The Raptors won the previous two direct games . Today our recommended sportsbetting free tip is :
**The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Chicago , so over 190 @ 2,00 could be a secondary bet to this game . You can add points for any team or for the total , option availble at Pinnacle a very usefull way to maximize the profit*