NBA Free Picks and Game Preview at YouWager: Bulls vs. Raptors

7:00 PM ET, November 15, 2013
Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON

Even when online sports betting experts consider that Derrick Rose’s latest injury isn’t serious, the Chicago Bulls and experts are still being careful about the current stretch of three games in four days.

The 25 year-old hopes to be on the court tonight when the Bulls meet the Toronto. Chicago looks to record a third straight win and avoid their first 0-4 road start in five NBA seasons.

While Rose’s surgically repaired knee seems to be ok, he injured his right hamstring in the fourth quarter of a 96-81 victory against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday. The Chicago native didn’t an MRI for an injury he’s labeled as minor and initially felt he could overcome it to play tonight.

Chicago (3-3) is still proceeding with caution.

YouWager experts don’t really know how the Bulls intend to use Rose during a stretch that also features a home date versus the undefeated Indiana Pacers and a visit from the Charlotte Bobcats on Monday. The Bulls expect the three days between games to benefit its star.

The team has held rivals to averages of 78.3 points and 35.4 percent from the field while going undefeated at home, compared to the 103.7 and 47.1 it’s yielded in losing all three road contests. Chicago last went 0-4 on the road in 2008-09.

Without Rose in the 2012-13 NBA season, the Bulls dropped two straight versus the Raptors after opening the basketball season series with a 107-105 overtime win at Air Canada Centre on Jan. 16.

Carlos Boozer is averaging a team-high 18.0 points along with 8.3 rebounds this season, and 24.5 and 11.3 in the last four games versus Toronto.


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