Two beautiful situations of odds. Although the raptors are having their issues this year they have had a consistency of doing well as an underdog whereas the bulls when needing to perform in the role as a favorite have typically not. The odds of bulls winning three in a row is incredibly low and furthermore the odds of them beating a third team that has had their number is incredibly low. Before the bulls beat the nets and pacers they were 1/9 for the last ten meetings against each team and now are facing the raptors whom also have that distinction against the bulls. Personnel wise the raptors have the defenders to slow down bulls and capitalize on their frequent mistakes which the pacers were not able to. The exclusion of Lowry and Van Fleet should not be an issue since Anuoby and Siakim, both whom did not play in the last meeting, are the main keys to this matchup.
The clippers catching a fatigued suns and only getting 5 is just the right play to make. The last meeting Clippers defeated suns by 5 on the dot and the odds of that happening again are incredibly low.. one may say well Suns can beat the spread.... coming off an overtime victory and on a back to back the odds are incredibly low for the suns to be able to hang around enough to lose via 1-4 points. Clippers -5.5..-5 or -6 are all good in this spot.