Celtics vs. Bulls Prediction
The Celtics are red-hot but will the Bulls cash for bettors tonight when the two teams clash at 8:00PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Bulls are 1-point home favorites versus the Celtics after opening as a 1-point home underdog. The total, meanwhile, hit the board at 212 and that's where it currently sits at the majority of online sports books.
BOSTON KEY TRENDS: The Celtics are 12-3-2 against the spread in their last 17 road games versus a team with a winning home record and are 6-2-1 against the number in their last nine games versus Central Division opponents. They're also 18-7-2 at the betting window in their last 27 road games and are 36-14-1 against the spread in their last 51 games playing on zero rest.
CHICAGO KEY TRENDS: The Bulls are just 4-6 in their last 10 games and 5-5 against the spread during that stretch. That said, they're 4-0 against the spread in their last four home games when taking on a team with a road winning percentage of greater than .600. They're also 6-1 against the spread in their last seven home games versus a team with a winning road record.
OUR PREDICTION: Boston is 9-1 in its last 10 games but covered just four times over that same span. The Celtics are also 3-9-1 against the spread in their last 13 games in Chicago while the home team is a perfect 5-0 at the betting window in the last five meetings between these two teams. The Bulls are 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games coming off a win of more than 10 points as well.
NBA THURSDAY PREDICTION: CHICAGO BULLS -1