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Toronto Raptors vs. Chicago Bulls: Game preview, injury report, TV channel, start time and odds

Who's Playing

Matchup: Toronto Raptors vs. Chicago Bulls

Records: Raptors (17-21), Bulls (16-20)

Where to Watch

Date: Sunday, March 14

Time: 9:00 p.m. ET

TV: TSN

Location: United Center, Chicago, IL

Game Preview

The losing streak continues.

On Saturday, the Raptors dropped their fourth straight game at the hands of the Charlotte Hornets. Kyle Lowry did a little bit of everything, coming up with 19 points, eight assists and six rebounds, but it wasn't enough to overcome a record-setting performance from the Hornets, who went a scorching 21-for-49 from 3-point range.

LaMelo Ball led the charge for Charlotte. The rookie sensation finished with 23 points on 6-for-9 shooting from the perimeter to go along with nine rebounds and six assists.

The Raptors were once again without three of their starters in Fred VanVleet, Pascal Siakam and OG Anunoby due to Health and Safety Protocols. The three of them, as well as Malachi Flynn and Patrick McCaw, aren't likely to play on Sunday when the Raptors face the Bulls.

The Bulls have had a rough stretch of their own lately, losing four of their last five games. They now sit in 11th place in the Eastern Conference with a 16-20 record.

Even so, the Bulls did get a boost recently with Lauri Markkanen returning to the lineup following a 13-game absence. He scored 23 points on a perfect 7-for-7 shooting from 3-point range in his first game back, followed by 20 points on 4-for-10 shooting from 3-point range in Chicago's loss to the Miami Heat.

The Raptors will have their hands full containing him and one-time All-Star Zach LaVine, whose 28.5 points per game rank seventh in the entire league, especially if VanVleet, Siakam and Anunoby are unable to play.

On the season, the Bulls rank 17th in

Lauri shot it well in his first game back.

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- Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) March 12, 2021

" target="_blank">offensive efficiency and 21st in

Lauri shot it well in his first game back.

23 points | 8-for-11 FG | 7-for-7 threes pic.twitter.com/mgqaTgQn19

- Chicago Bulls (@chicagobulls) March 12, 2021

" target="_blank">defensive efficiency. They play at one of the fastest paces in the league.

Bulls head coach Billy Donovan is planning to change Chicago's starting lineup when it faces Toronto on Sunday, The Athletic's Darnell Mayberry reports, with Tomas Satoransky and Thaddeus Young replacing Coby White and Wendell Carter Jr.

The next time the Raptors and Bulls are scheduled to meet is May 13.

Raptors vs. Bulls: Betting odds, spread, over/under

Spread: Bulls -3.0 (-110), Raptors +3.0 (-110)

Raptors Moneyline: +130

Bulls Moneyline: -150

Over/under: 230.0 (-110)

*Odds courtesy of William Hill Sports Book

Injury Report

Bulls

• Devon Dotson (sprained right knee) - Out

• Garrett Temple (sprained left ankle) - Out

Raptors

Not yet submitted.

Last Time They Played

Date: Feb. 2, 2020

Score: Raptors 129, Bulls 102

Raptors: Terence Davis - 31 PTS (12-15 FG, 6-7 3FG), 4 REB, 1 AST

Bulls: Thaddeus Young - 21 PTS (9-12 FG), 7 REB, 2 STL

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