Bulls vs. Celtics NBA Prediction
The Bulls are off to a 5-1 start to the new NBA season but find themselves listed as road dogs on Monday night in Boston. Will the Bulls pull off the small upset against a Celtics team that has dropped four out of its first six games?
543 Chicago Bulls (+2.5) at 544 Boston Celtics (-2.5); o/u 217.5
7:30 p.m. ET, Thursday, November 1, 2021
TD Garden, Boston, MA
Chicago Bulls DFS Spin
Zach LaVine did his thing in a 107-99 win against the Utah Jazz on Saturday, scoring 26 points to go with five rebounds, four dimes, one triple and no turnovers in 34 minutes. LaVine has now scored 20+ in all but one game this season, and if you were worried about all the extra guys bringing his scoring down, you really shouldn’t be. He’s also been one of the more efficient shooting guards and it’s incredible that he’s hitting some of the shots he does at such a high clip. Plus, Chicago handed Utah their first loss of the season, and now no one is undefeated. The Bulls are a ton of fun, if you couldn’t tell.
Boston Celtics DFS Spin
Marcus Smart (illness) will be available to play in Monday's game against the Bulls. The Celtics have no names on their injury report ahead of Monday's game, which means that Smart is good to go. He'll slot back into the starting lineup, with Dennis Schroder headed back to the bench. Schroder has provided late-round value thus far, so he's worth holding onto in deep leagues.
Bulls vs. Celtics NBA Betting Prediction
The Bulls are 6-1 against the spread in their last seven games dating back to last season, are 4-1 against the number in their last five road games and are 19-7 against the spread in their last 26 games versus an opponent with a losing record. The Celtics, meanwhile, are 1-7 against the spread in their last eight home games, are 2-6 against the number in their last eight games overall and are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games when facing an opponent with a winning record.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: CHICAGO BULLS +2.5