Celtics vs. Bulls Prediction
The Boston Celtics have been a solid play in previous meetings with the Bulls, but will they cover as a 7.5-point road favorite tonight in Chicago? Tip-off is set for 9:00 p.m. ET.
515 Boston Celtics (-7.5) at 516 Chicago Bulls (+7.5); o/u 228.5
9:00 p.m. ET, Monday, January 25, 2021
Venue: United Center, Chicago, IL
Boston Celtics DFS Spin
Kemba Walker won't play on Monday against the Bulls as he rests the knee he had offseason surgery on. Walker's looked great since returning from injury, but Boston needs to be careful with his minutes. Taking Monday off was always the expectation, but fantasy managers should be thrilled with how he's played in limited game-time so far.
Chicago Bulls DFS Spin
Wendell Carter Jr. is doubtful to play on Monday against the Celtics due to a thigh contusion. Carter Jr. sat out with the injury on Saturday as the Bulls lost to the Lakers. Daniel Gafford started at the center spot, but only logged four points, one rebound, and one turnover in 18 minutes. Thaddeus Young scored just six points with four rebounds, two assists, and three steals in 23 minutes. Neither is a must-play if WCJ sits.
Bucks vs. Celtics Betting Prediction
The Celtics have covered in six of their previous eight trips to Chicago and are 7-1 against the number in their last eight games versus the Bulls overall. They’re also 6-0 against the spread in their last six games playing the second game of a back-to-back and are 4-1 against the number in their last five games coming off a win. On the other side, the Bulls are just 14-31 against the spread in their last 45 games as a home dog and are 10-21-1 against the number in their last 32 games played on Monday.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: BOSTON CELTICS -7.5