Raptors Fans Need to Place This Bet on Gary Trent Jr. Against the Bulls

PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 11: Gary Trent Jr. #33 of the Toronto Raptors (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - NOVEMBER 11: Gary Trent Jr. #33 of the Toronto Raptors (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

The Toronto Raptors have won four of their last five games, including three straight, heading into Thursday’s clash with the Chicago Bulls. Gary Trent Jr. has been a huge part of this recent surge, as he’s caught fire from deep and become a scoring machine.

Trent’s current groove, coupled with the Bulls coming into tonight’s game shorthanded, makes the en fuego fourth-year pro the perfect target for NBA bettors on Thursday.

Raptors vs Bulls Best Bet

GTJ’s points total for Thursday against Chicago is set at 20.5 on WynnBET, with -130 odds on the over and +100 odds on the under. Don’t make the mistake of chasing the plus-money and siding with the under.

Trent has found his rhythm and helped propel Toronto to four wins since Jan. 25. He’s put up 33 (x2), 32 (x2) and 31 points during the past five contests while shooting a scorching 49.6% from the field and 51.7% from 3-point range.

Trent’s shooting success is even more impressive given the fact he’s chucking up 22.6 field goal attempts per game in this span. That includes a whopping 12.0 attempts from 3-point range per contest.

It’s clear the wing has the green light when he’s on the court, and the Raptors are relying on him to pour in buckets. He’s averaging an astounding 41.7 minutes per game over the last five outings.

Gary Trent Jr. Prop Bet

GTJ’s numbers showcase a player who’s red-hot and being given every opportunity to do what he does best: score. That’s an extremely attractive position to be in and one bettors should take advantage of, especially with this matchup.

The Bulls are down two key defenders in Lonzo Ball and Alex Caruso, which will make Trent’s life even easier on the perimeter. Chicago already owns the fifth-worst defense in terms of opponent 3-point percentage, as they’ve allowed teams to shoot 36.3% from deep against them this season.

Trent has knocked down at least five 3-pointers in each of the last five games, giving him a solid floor for his points total on long-range shots alone.

GTJ’s also scored at least 21 points in 15 of his 40 games this season. One of those outings came against these same Bulls on Jan. 26 — when he recorded 32 points with six made 3-pointers — so he knows how to exploit this defense’s weak spots.

Take Trent at -130 odds to go over 20.5 points given his recent stretch and previous success against Chicago.

If you would like to place this bet, or wager on any other NBA games, head on over to WynnBET to check out the latest odds and lines.