Celtics vs. Bulls Prediction
Eastern Conference rivals meet in Chicago on Wednesday night at 8:00 p.m. ET when the Bulls host the Celtics as 6.5-point home dogs. Will Boston cover as a road favorite or is there a better value on the board for bettors when it comes to tonight’s NBA matchup?
585 Boston Celtics (-6.5) at 586 Chicago Bulls (+6.5); o/u 223
8:00 p.m. ET, Wednesday, April 6, 2022
Venue: United Center, Chicago, IL
Boston Celtics DFS Notes
Jayson Tatum (right knee tendinopathy) is probable for Wednesday's game against the Bulls. Tatum, Jaylen Brown, and Al Horford are all listed as probable for Wednesday's game, so fantasy managers should expect them all to be on the court. Thursday's game in Milwaukee could be a different story, however, especially if the Celtics lock up home-court advantage in the first round of the upcoming playoffs. Payton Pritchard is one player who could be in line for a heavy workload on Thursday if the Celtics decide to rest some of their key contributors.
Chicago Bulls DFS Notes
DeMar DeRozan accounted for 40 points (16-of-26 FGs, 8-of-8 FTs), three rebounds, six assists, and one steal in 37 minutes during Tuesday's 127-106 loss to the Bucks. DeMar DeRozan has now scored at least 40 points in five games this season, surpassing his total from the prior four seasons combined (four; all in 2017-18). The issue on this night was the lack of help from his teammates, as Patrick Williams (18 points) and Coby White (13/3/1 with three 3-pointers) were the only other double-digit scorers, and Nikola Vucevic (7/6/3/1) shot a brutal 3-of-19 from the field. With Lonzo Ball (knee) possibly being done for the season, DeRozan is going to have a lot on his shoulders as the Bulls head into the postseason. While he is capable of shouldering the load, he'll need help (beyond Zach LaVine) if Chicago is to have any chance of advancing.
Celtics vs. Bulls NBA Betting Prediction
The under is 11-2 in the last 13 meetings in Chicago, is 5-1 in the Celtics’ last six games playing on two days of rest and is 4-0 in the Bulls’ last four games playing the second game of a back-to-back. The under is also 13-4 in the Bulls’ last 17 games after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game, is 4-0 in their last four games when facing an opponent with a winning record and is 4-1 in their last five home games when facing a team with a winning road record.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: CELTICS/BULLS UNDER 223