In this battle between two squads sitting on opposite sides of the Eastern Conference table, the Chicago Bulls (15-44), looking to extend their current small and rare winning streak, are hosting the Boston Celtics (37-22), who on the other hand are looking to bounce back after their latest close defeat against the Bucks.

Date/Time: 02-23-2019, 20:00 EDT

Spread: Chicago Bulls +10.5

Total: +220.5

Chicago Bulls have a 15-44 record (26-32-1 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the third to last place of the East. They have back-to-back wins and in their last game they won on the road against the Magic with a 110-109 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Zach LaVine with 23 ppg, adding 4.5 boards and 4.4 dimes per game. He is followed by Otto Porter Jr. with 21.4 ppg and 5.6 boards per game.

Boston Celtics have a 37-22 record (31-28 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the 5th place of the East. In their last game they saw a two-game winning streak getting snapped by losing on the road against the Bucks with a 97-98 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Kyrie Irving with 23.5 ppg, adding 4.8 boards and a team high 6.9 dimes per game. He is followed by Jayson Tatum with 16.5 ppg and 6.4 boards per game.

Celtics have won both previous meetings against the Bulls earlier this season (at home by 29 points and on the road by 56). Bulls have a 6-23 home record, while the Celtics are 14-14 on the road. Celtics are better both offensively, scoring 112.7 ppg to Bulls’ 103.3 and defensively, allowing 106.4 to Bulls’ 111.6. Celtics have better percentages both in field goals (46.3% to 45%) and in 3-pointers (37.1% to 35.5%). They are also better in boards grabbed (45.2 to 42.1), in dimes made (26.3 to 21.9) and in turnovers committed (12.7 to 13.9). Celtics are the absolute favorite and Vegas odds give them a -10.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds for an easy road win.

Boston Celtics vs Chicago Bulls Prediction: Boston Celtics -10.5 (-107)

 

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Nikos Lagouretos

My name is Nikos Lagouretos, I am 35 years old from Greece and I have been a basketball enthusiast for almost 25 years, having played semi-pro myself. All those years i have seen countless games, done a ton of reading and statistical analysis and I thought it was about time to put them to some good use. I provide analysis, predictions and specialize in NBA, WNBA and almost every domestic and international club league of Europe.

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