BULLS are a mess to start their season after trading away their star Jimmy Butler. Taj Gibson was also dealt, and they are now dealing with issues after a practice punch up saw Mirotic earn a broken jaw, and team mate Bobby Portis suspended for eight games.
Raptors should win this but the line is quite big so I’ll chance it on the alternate for a small card.
OKC, who host the Knicks, have made big moves in the summer landing two superstars to help Westbrook in Carmelo Anthony and Paul George. When you have Westbrook, Anthony and George in your line up, that is a match up nightmare, not to add Steven Adams being a top center.
Their only worry could be their bench, with Enes Kanter moving to the Knicks, so he’ll open his campaign on familiar soil albeit in the other locker room. Porzingis has been dealing with a sore hip so might not be 100% too.
- Raptors -7
- OKC Thunder -4
- (3-4, bet365) – 2 points